Sunday, October 14, 2007

Preppy fashion is the talk of town, and madras patchwork is its language

Preppy fashion is the talk of town, and madras patchwork is its language.

Nothing expresses the preppy look better than madras fabric, especially in its patchwork avatar.

So, what exactly is preppy fashion?

Preppy was a term used to describe well-off, ivy-league or university-preparation school going young, trendy people.

In a fashion sense, the word preppy is used to denote clothing/accessories from more conservative brands in fashion and a conservative style of clothing characterised in clothing by using madras checks and stripes for making shirts, and khaki trousers.

Madras fabric, however, has always been seen as the ultimate expression of the preppy look. Its the myriad of checks and stripes in madras, that accentuate preppy sophisticated look.

Madras fabric can be used for clothing/apparel/accessories just on its own, or one can couple 2-3 madras fabrics, and sew them into patchwork, which adds a bold attractive look to the already sophisticated madras.

Madras is now being used to make hand-bags, tote-bags, womens belts, head-bands, wrist-bands,mens shirts, pants, jackets, and even file covers.

For 2007 and 2008, madras patchwork is definitely a fashion trend that has cemented its place to stay.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Check out some of the newest and best deals on patchwork madras

Hi all

Its time to check out the latest in patchwork madras fabric at:

Latest patchwork madras fabric

Its 5 pages of patchwork madras in all its glory and at some of the best prices.
I just love this stuff.

And its amazing that so much can be made of this fabric from skirts,shirts,pants,capris,watches,headbands,tote and handbags,and quilts,baby-wear,baby blankets and whatever you can come up with.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Patchwork Madras Fabric

How many times do we have to tell you that patchwork madras fabric is hot....dont you get it?Why cant you get it?Its a no-brainer.
Thats what we have to tell our vendors-literally.That patchwork madras fabric is hot and is here to stay,and that our customers want more and more.So,we are literally scolding them to make more of it.
But they are doing a good job.These patchwork madras fabrics are made in India mostly atleast.
So, what is patchwork madras fabric?
Patchwork madras fabric is basically what used to be madras fabric from India, cut and sewn into patches of 3,4 or 5 inch sized squares.
Nowadays, the Madras fabric is essentially yarn-dyed madras check pattern in cotton fabrics, without the traditional bleeding quality of older day madras fabric.

Patchwork madras fabric is being used by companies like Gap clothing, banana republic, J.crew, Ralph Lauren (Polo), bettz designs,, ida claire, cape madras and boxercraft, in their collections in everything from mens shorts/shirts, womens skirts, belts,handbags, tote bags,wristbands, head bands, and shoes.

Patchwork madras clothing/apparel can be bought at any of the above stores, and if you are in love with just the fabric and want to buy some, visit:

Patchwork Madras Fabric Store for the widest ever variety in patchwork madras fabric.
They sell retail by the yard, and wholesale in 2 ways: From the US and direct from India as well.

And they have all other fabrics like cotton prints,quilting fabric, organic cotton fabric, bamboo fabric, linen, jute, knits etc.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Organic cotton fabric is making waves...

Organic cotton fabric is so crazily making waves.It looks like the US and Australia are the ones to catch onto the trend the most.
In USA, organic cotton fabric is being used to make anything from baby-wear to diapers, bedspreads, sheets, womens apparel, mens clothing, yoga clothing, yoga mats,and lots more things.

Organic cotton can be bought from the USA, which is one of the largest if not the largest producer of organic cotton fabric in the world.Turkey is another big market and of course, India and the Asian belt including Pakistan are the other suppliers of organic cotton fabric.

Organic cotton is not only good for the environment and the planet in the sense that it frees up our soil system and the food chain of all those nasty chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides. But it is actually very healthy for our own selves.

For example, organic cotton fabric is ideal for people with skin allergies.CLothing from Regular fabrics like cottons treated with chemicals, cause severe rashes and allergies in people with skin conditions.

However, wearing apparel made from organic cotton fabric is ideal for such people because they can finally feel fabric on their skin which is not treated with chemicals.

Plus, organic cotton is now so widely available in various weaves like knits (jersey, fleece, terry), oxford, canvas, poplin, etc.

And another fabric which can be added to your wardrobe along with organic cotton, is bamboo fabric,made from bamboo fibers.
In fact a lot of the organic cotton fabric is being blended with bamboo fibers to make a mix of organic cotton/bamboo fabric.

If you are looking for organic cotton fabrics in USA, leave a message with Atlantis Fabrics, and they offer organic cottons custom woven for you on order, with minimums as low as 70 yards per pattern/color.
Plus, they also carry various organic cotton fabrics in stock anytime.

Its time to go green , and that too in the color of your choice.

Madras Fabric in patch is so hot this year!!

Madras Fabric in patch / patchwork madras fabric is just seeming to turn out like a fashion have-to-do this year.
We started offering this madras fabric as an experiment 2 years back,and though the preppy look would catch on well with some folks,but it seems madras patchwork fabric is something everyone wants and for seemingly different purposes.

There is the folks who want to make shirts and pants or capris out of these.Then there are some who cant get enough of the accessories like madras headbands,madras wristbands,madras belts,madras boots,madras shoes,madras flip flops etc.
And then there are some who want to make madras patchwork fabric quilts, madras skirts, madras shorts, and even madras fabric linings for just about anything.

The best part about this fabric is that it just is so cool-and not only in the the way it looks,but even that the madras fabric is actually 100% cotton fabric that is made in the heart of summer country--the city of madras India.

So,its no surprise that the nantucket look is back and is not just limited to nantucket.
We have been finding madras to be ultra-hot in entire Massachusetts, Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, New York, and California all at the same time.

Stores like Atlantis Fabrics, have even started offering wholesale options to buy the fabric direct from their India sourcing warehouse,and they actually offer better pricing that way.Plus minimums to buy fabric direct from their India warehouse start at only 150 yards.Not bad !!

Anywho, whatever happens, and wherever you buy Madras from, make sure you do, before the only one not looking preppy chic is you.

See some at:

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Patchwork Cotton Fabric: Madras Checks

Lots of patchwork fabric,cotton patchwork madras check fabric to be more precise, made their way into our warehouses recently.

We came across these new stocklots of beautiful check patterns in patchwork,and the fabric was a light-medium cotton fabric in 44 inches width.
These turned out to be ideal for anything from boxer shorts to purses and handbags, to belts,shoes and just about anything that could be covered in fabric.

So,we thought we'd stock up our little online fabric store with these square-faced fabrics,and boy what a hit they were.
Everyone seems to want a piece of these.I dont blame them-there's soft pastel pinks and greens and yellows,to bold blues,reds and just about everything to have anyone's imagination going.

These fabrics are ideal as quilting fabric too as pointed out by one imaginatrix,who seemed to want to see one in everybody's bed or else....
We were excited too to say the least.

Its just something about cotton fabrics that give you that feel of summer in the air.Plus these patchwork fabrics just look like so many fabrics in one piece of yardage.
Its like looking at so many fabrics all at once.

We've been told that some cant wait to see these fabrics transformed into their next pair of boxer shorts, handbags & some other kinky stuff as well.

I think you better check these fabrics online at: (Cotton Patchwork Madras Check Fabrics)

I think you would love us a bit more after we made you meet these square-faced fabricky friends of ours.