Natural dyes derived from plants are a much more eco-friendly way to add some colour into your life! One of the most historically common varieties is indigo, made from the leaves of the indigo shrub. This dreamy handloomed cotton broadcloth uses traditional indigo and resist dyeing techniques to deliver a symphony of blue shades. Crisp and light with a super soft hand, this fabric features a resist-dyed windowpane check motif that is delightfully irregular - we love that you can feel the hand of the maker! Produced by a weaver and dyer co-op in India, it's a fabric we're extremely proud to offer! We see it used for semi-structured garments like camp-collar shirts, sundresses, paper-bag waisted shorts, and the like. Nearly fully opaque, it should not require a lining for most products.
Note: As a result of the indigo dye, you may find this fabric bleeds the first few times you wash it. Be sure to wash with like colours in cold water to minimize dye transfer. You can also add a cup or so of white vinegar to the wash water to further prevent dye bleeding.
From our studio in beautiful Montreal, Canada, we are delighted to ship to makers worldwide. Shipping is free on U.S. and Canadian orders over $150. U.S. and Canadian orders ship in 3-7 business days, and international orders take between 12-40 days. That said, all additional customs and duties that may be collected at the border are the sole responsibility of the customer.
We are committed to investing in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping. We offset our carbon footprint by contributing funds to forest conservation projects for every package shipped.
I am using this to make a Grainline Tamarack jacket and so far so good. I like the natural texture and print of this fabric. I pre-washed it and it washed very well, with little creasing, which surprised me but just goes to show the quality of this indigo fabric.
I purchased 4 of these handcrafted batiks to combine in a shirt. The dot and wave fabric is the lightest weight, then the chevron, the leaf is a little heavier. They were all easy to work with, perfect to combine for a summer shirt, and best of all you can clearly see the handcrafted quality of the fabric.
I just love my indigo handblocked fabric and am just about to sew it up into a cool summer dress.