This gorgeous, gauzy dove grey fabric is handwoven, zero carbon, with recycled yarn, zero waste, by fair trade weavers, zero exploitation, in local growing craft communities, zero migration for work, and shipped by sea, near zero eco-footprint compared to by air. All in all this versatile fabric is a pillar of our SHUNNO | ZERO Collection for obvious reasons, giving ethically minded designers & makers total peace of mind as collections come together with confidence. Together we respect weavers, build community and stop trashing our planet!
Ready For Dyeing (RFD) with natural or AZO Free (non-carcinogenic) dyes.
WIDTH: 45″ / 114cm – approx. 5% shrinkage
CONTENT: 100% Cotton Yarn – approx. 98% recycled cotton and 2% fresh cotton for twisting strength.
WEIGHT: 4.5oz / 120gsm approx. Lightweight.
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: Ready For Dye (RFD), semi sheer drapes, cool shirts, lightweight jackets, lined skirts … and wherever a statement on sustainability is needed … aka – Everywhere!
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!
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.
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.