Umbra Luxury Indigo Handloom from Thailand
I have had this style of fabric on my radar for some time, a traditional handloom indigo cotton from Thailand and I've finally found the perfect one. This is medium to heavy fabric that feels and acts like a 'worn in' denim, it is not dense but it is strong and beautifully soft. Only a very small amount of this fabric has been made and I cannot stop gazing at each thread thinking how much hard work has gone into creating it. It really does tell a story when you look at it, some of the cotton used is even handspun!
This wonderful fabric is produced in the homes of small Thai villages by families that continue their craft to help to support themselves when they are not harvesting. Our supplier works directly with these remote communities and is incredibly supportive of their sustainable practices - they grow all the cotton and indigo used locally.
One of my favourite features of this cloth is the very discreet lines that create a unique never repeated design. the width is narrow due to the manual handlooms used, but that does create a beautiful waved edge, a distinctive feature of a truly authentic Thailand cloth.
You can treat this fabric like mid-weight denim, it has a slub feel loaded with texture. It will keep softening and lighten more with wash and wear, think of an old pair of trusted vintage jeans. This would be suitable for many clothing designs, I am imagining a relaxed, loose fit, cropped jacket with 3/4 sleeves...or you could go for decor, such as cushion covers.
For me this is the epitome of a pure and organic fabric where you get exactly what you see, embracing those little twisted yarns here and there. Do take care of it because it will fray. I just keep thinking of the joyful yet strong hands that have created this fabric that brings me such happiness.
77 cm wide
230 gm (approx)
Gentle wash on cold. Note: please overlock or zig-zag stitch the edges beforehand
Flat rate shipping - both UK and International.
Same price regardless of weight or quantity.
• Standard UK - Royal Mail 1st Class - 2 to 4 Working Days £3.50
• Express UK - Royal Mail Special Del. - Next Working Day £9.00
International delivery, we are happy to ship Worldwide.
• Europe - EU - Royal Mail Tracked - 3 to 14 Working Days £8.50
• Worldwide - Royal Mail Tracked - 3 to 14 Working Days £14.50
Select the number of ½ metres you need - fabric is supplied as one piece.