Zero carbon fabrics like this hand yarn-dyed, handwoven grey cotton, are vital players in the slow-fashion movement. The visual texture created by manual rather than machine dyed yarn is a delight, and adds so much good to an already great fair trade fabric! This is a super trans-seasonal weight – great for layers and cosy cotton linings.
We’re here to help you create your own stunning range whilst strengthening professional hand-weaving communities, raising awareness and together protecting our planet!
YARN – 100% cotton hand dyed with azo free (non-carcinogenic) dyes.
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 মাটি | Mati collection of eco-friendly fabrics. Mati in Bengali means earth, the source of all plant-based fibres, and the place to which they’ll return. 100%.
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.