This lightweight open weave is created using the skills of the entire community: sourcing and preparing good quality cotton fibres, hand spinning the yarn, winding the warp and weft bobbins, setting up the loom and finally weaving the fabric … oh yes, and then … quality control! For generations Comilla, in central Bangladesh, has been famous for its handspun, handwoven cottons. Thankfully they’ve survived many a challenging time through disastrous weather, economic downturns and young people having to leave for better opportunities elsewhere. Now, with an increased appreciation of sustainable production practices, their gorgeous fabrics are in demand again.
WIDTH: 45″ / 114cm Shrinkage 5-10%
CONTENT: 100% cotton – mill spun warp, hand spun weft.
WEIGHT: 3.5oz / 118gsm approx. Light weight
CARE: Dry clean to retain finish, or cool gentle cycle / hand wash and air dry for more casual effect.
USES: Ready For Dye (RFD) Sheer drapes or lined, partitions, base fabric for sustainable crafts, boho scarves and layers… anywhere the handmade wins!
MOQ Wholesale: 10 yards
MOQ Export: 150 yards
DESIGN OPTIONS: Handspun cotton has its own charm and can be dyed before being skillfully handwoven on a 2 shaft loom where plain weave is the base. The excitement also happens after the fabric is woven as it takes both natural and azo-free dyes beautifully. Tie-dye and other resist techniques yield interesting results and can be applied to either the yardage or the finished scarves, drapes, etc. for a flowing finish.
Together Motif’s founder Jackie Corlett – an experienced textile designer, and professional artisans in Bangladesh, are looking forward to creating the truly sustainable fabrics you’re searching for. Let’s be in touch!
As we are committed to the Slow Fashion Movement, some fabrics are kept in stock and others are handwoven to order. All however, are transported by sea to leave a significantly smaller carbon footprint than sending by air, and to keep the cost down. When needed, an air shipment can be arranged and we encourage you then to consider a carbon offset donation to your preferred organisation.