SHUNNO | Sustainable Handwoven Fabric with Recycled Yarn – grey with natural dye stripes

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A soft grey yarn emerges as multi coloured fabric remnants from the garment factories of Dhaka are blended together. Some of the yarn is then hand dyed using local indigo, coconut and seeds before being prepared for the loom and hand woven by a very talented community in NW Bangladesh. These fine natural dye pin stripes stand beautifully alone and pair well with any of the other gorgeous fabrics in this versatile collection.

WIDTH: 40″ / 102cm – pre-washed.
CONTENT: 100% Recycled Yarn – approx. 90% cotton and 10% mixed fibres.
WEIGHT: 6oz / 165gsm approx. Medium weight.

CARE: Dry clean to retain finish or use a gentle cycle and tumble dry on a low heat for a more casual look.

MOQ Wholesale: 10 yards
MOQ Export: 150 yards
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Description

A soft grey yarn emerges as multi coloured fabric remnants from the garment factories of Dhaka are blended together. Some of the yarn is then hand dyed using local indigo, coconut and seeds before being prepared for the loom and hand woven by a very talented community in NW Bangladesh. These fine natural dye pin stripes stand beautifully alone and pair well with any of the other gorgeous fabrics in this versatile collection.

WIDTH: 40″ / 102cm – pre-washed.
CONTENT: 100% Recycled Yarn – approx. 90% cotton and 10% mixed fibres.
WEIGHT: 6oz / 165gsm approx. Medium weight.
CARE: Hand wash or gentle cycle with similar colours. 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 stylish stripe can shine!
ORIGIN: Bangladesh.

ECO-CREDENTIALS:
YARN – Recycled 100 and Global Recycled Standard
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: Non dyed, zero toxicity, 100% recycled yarn, zero waste, is handwoven, zero carbon, by fair trade weavers, zero exploitation, in growing craft communities, zero migration for work. Together we respect weavers, build community 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 is amazing!

Add to this the versatility of weaving different weft colours across the warp and you’ve a unique collection of your own in the making.

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, 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 a soft grey yarn that's exquisite in the raw and takes natural dyes beautifully.

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 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 and/or your customers 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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