Are you familiar with Madras fabrics?
Madras is a lightweight cotton fabric with typically patterned texture and plaid design, used primarily for summer clothing—pants, shorts, dresses and jackets. The fabric takes its name from the former English name of the city of Chennai, India. This cloth also was identified by the colloquial name, “Madrasi checks.”
This week a new website has been launched specifically for madras fabric. The new site is actually called Madras Fabric and can be viewed at MadrasFabric.org
If you are interested in textiles, you are welcome to check out the new guide to madras.