Natural with Grey Check, Recycled | SHUNNO

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SHUNNO | শূন্য | ZERO

Essential Collection – Zero carbon fabrics are fair trade handwoven with recycled, zero waste yarns and natural, undyed cotton fibres.

This palette of raw tones, inspired by the cooler seasons of Bangladesh, creates a sustainable grey and natural check fabric that’s both subtle and rich in texture.

For free swatches and to order please request a trade account.

Width: 42″ / 106cm – finished
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. Dry clean to keep a smooth appearance.
Shrinkage: Approx. 5%
Origin: Bangladesh
Uses: Lightweight jackets, shirts, trousers, skirts, tabletop, cushions, drapes, … and wherever you need a neutral with interest.

MOQ Wholesale from US: 10 yd/m of in stock fabrics
MOQ Export from Bangladesh: 150 to 300yd/m on 1 warp = up to 6 fabrics @ 50 yd/m each
Creating your own fabric collection is simple and exciting! Have you got ideas brewing? Let’s be in touch!


SHUNNO | Essential Collection  Sustainable fabrics are fair trade handwoven with undyed, unbleached, recycled and natural fibres.

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 শূন্য | Shunno collection of eco-friendly fabrics. Shunno in Bengali means zero. It speaks to the zero waste yarn recycled from garment factory scraps, the zero dyes used to create these subtle colours, and the zero carbon needed to produce sustainable handwoven fabrics.

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.

Additional information

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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