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: