Grey with Natural Stripe – Raw, Recycled | SHUNNO

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Essential  – zero carbon fabrics are fair trade handwoven with undyed, unbleached recycled and natural fibres.

This pared back palette is inspired by the cooler seasons in Bangladesh, creating a sustainable fabric that’s both subtle and rich in texture.

We’re here to help you create your own stunning range whilst strengthening artisanal communities, commissioning professional craftspeople, and together protecting our planet! Just request a trade account to get started.

WIDTH: 42″ / 106cm – pre-washed.
CONTENT: 90% Recycled Yarn (75% cotton, 25% mixed), 10% undyed cotton
WEIGHT: 5oz / 170gsm approx. Medium weight.
CARE: Hand wash or gentle cycle. Air dry and iron whilst damp. For a more textured appearance tumble dry on low heat.
USES: tabletop, cushions, drapes, shirts, lightweight jackets, trousers, skirts … and wherever a glorious fabric can shine!
ORIGIN: Bangladesh.

 

MOQ Wholesale from US: 10 yd/m of in stock fabrics
MOQ Export from Bangladesh: 300 yd/m on 1 warp = up to 6 fabrics @ 50 yd/m each
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Essential  Zero carbon fabrics are fair trade handwoven with undyed, unbleached, recycled and natural fibres.

This pared back palette is inspired by the cooler seasons in Bangladesh, creating a sustainable fabric that’s both subtle and rich in texture.

We’re here to help you create your own stunning range whilst strengthening professional handweaving communities, raising awareness and together protecting our planet! Just request a trade account to get started.

WIDTH: 42″ / 106cm – pre-washed.
CONTENT: 90% Recycled Yarn (75% cotton, 25% mixed), 10% undyed cotton
WEIGHT: 5oz / 170gsm approx. Medium weight.
CARE: Hand wash or gentle cycle. Air dry and iron whilst damp. For a more textured appearance tumble dry on low heat.
USES: tabletop, cushions, drapes, shirts, lightweight jackets, trousers, skirts … and wherever a glorious fabric can shine!
ORIGIN: Bangladesh.

ECO-CREDENTIALS:
YARN – Certified Recycled 100 and Global Recycled Standard produced by Cyclo.
PRODUCTION – Member of ECOTA Fair Trade Forum, the national fair trade accreditation in Bangladesh

Ethically minded designers & makers create with total peace of mind using our Shunno collection of zero footprint fabrics. Shunno in Bangla means zero because the non-dyed 100% recycled yarn is handwoven, by fair trade weavers, in growing craft communities that care for their environment.

In short, this collection produces zero toxicity, zero waste and zero carbon, so that together we respect weavers, enjoy their beautiful fabrics and stop trashing our planet!

DESIGN OPTIONS: This fabric is skillfully handwoven on a traditional 2 shaft frame loom and so plain weave is the base for every fabric. The excitement starts when you think about different thicknesses of yarn to create texture, numerous colours to create pattern, resist dye techniques before and after weaving, plus, the potential of supplementary weft designs – it’s amazing!

Your personal fabric range is absolutely possible! Motif’s founder Jackie Corlett is an experienced artisanal textile designer who’s lived and worked with professional makers in Bangladesh and elsewhere since 1989. Register for a trade account or simply scroll down, join our list, download the simple 5 STEPS to Design & Produce Your Sustainable Handwoven Fabric and … let’s get started!

As we are committed to the Slow Fashion Movement, fabrics are transported by sea to leave a significantly smaller carbon footprint than sending by air and to keep the fabric cost down. If needed however, an air shipment can be arranged. We encourage you then to consider a carbon offset donation to your preferred organisation.

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Shunno Eco-credentials

The sustainability credentials of this gorgeous fabric are:

1. Every Kilogram (2.2lbs) of yarn saves 20,000 Litres (5,280 US gallons) of water, 200g (7oz) of pesticides & fertilizers, 2.7 Kg (6lbs) of dyes & chemicals, 3.2 kWh of energy, 11 Kg (24lbs) of CO2 equivalent.

2. Reduced landfill as scraps are recycled into yarn of the same colour, a value added product.

3. Both yarn and fabric are produced and transported efficiently in country using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.

4. Numerous manual pre-weaving steps employ many village women and men both in their homes and at the handloom centre. These all have a near zero carbon footprint.

5. Handwoven fabric production is carbon neutral yet is dying as a traditional skill in Bangladesh. We believe the time is right to halt and, audaciously, turn that trend around.

6. Your investment in fair trade, handwoven fabrics yields the highest socioeconomic impact and the lowest environmental footprint possible.

7. You can create with total joy and peace of mind knowing you're bringing all kinds of good into the world with your great skills and wild imagination! Have at it!

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