Our Fabrics

Les Indiennes fabrics are block-printed by hand in India using natural dyes and pure, organic cotton. The production of our fabric supports the village where it is made, uses no electricity and provides fair-trade employment for more than 50 families. Much of the beauty of our fabrics lies in the subtle color and pattern variations found on every bolt. Imperfections are normal, pleasing hints that the fabrics are made entirely by hand.

FABRIC WEIGHTS

Our fabrics are 60” (150 cm) wide and come in three weights:

 

Regular weight – 20s organic cotton

 

Bedding weight – 60s organic cotton, a lighter-weight fabric

 

Canvas – Suitable for upholstery

 

We sell by the full meter. There is no minimum order for in-stock fabric. If you would like to know if we have a particular pattern in stock, call 518-828-2811 or email moc.s1498577620ennei1498577620dnise1498577620l@ofn1498577620i1498577620 and we will be happy to check for you.

 

CUSTOM ORDERS

If a pattern is not in stock, we can place a custom order at no additional charge. There is a 5-meter minimum.

Lead times for custom orders vary according to the time of year. From September to April, the lead time is 8-10 weeks. During monsoon season, from May through August, the lead time is 10-12 weeks.

Our fabrics are printed on bolts that range from 5 to 10 meters. If you need more than 10 meters, your order will be printed on multiple bolts with the cuts to be determined by you. For example, an order for 35 meters might be printed on five 7-meter bolts.

FABRIC CARE

Wash with a minimal amount of natural soap or plain detergent.

Gentle hand wash preferred or machine wash separately with cold water using gentle cycle; air dry or machine dry on cool.

Do not use detergents that contain enzymes, chlorine bleach, citric acid or fabric softeners.

Do not soak, bleach or dry clean.

 

 

 

Recommended detergents:
All Free and Clear
Tide Free and Gentle
Woolite

 

Before applying any treatment such as stain-proofing or fire retardants to our fabric, we recommend first testing the process on a small sample.

 

Because natural dyes will fade in sunlight, curtains made of our fabric should be lined.