MADRAS FABRICS - PREPPY FABRICS.............Thats what we are all about. Our 2 focus fabrics are Madras Plaid & patchwork madras fabric, which is madras fabric sewn into patchwork. Patchwork madras is only manufactured in India, and thats where we receive ours from. Madras is at the heart of todays preppy style and fashion, and preppy is best described by madras fabric. Madras Plaid and patchwork madras fabrics are the ultimate in preppy style and have been popularised by the ivy league prepsters, who fell in love with the vintage theme and class of these plaid fabrics, and madras was popular among the likes of Kennedy as well as being a staple in men's fashion in New England.
Madras fabric originated in the coastal Indian city of Madras, and was mostly handloomed back then. Handloom madras fabric has a lighter weight, a looser weave, and a bit more of a coarse texture to it, making it more of a vintage feel fabric. Today's madras fabric is loomed on auto looms that lend more consistency to the fabric weave, texture and finish.Our collection of madras plaids and patchwork madras is the largest in the world, with hundreds of plaids and checks in hundreds of colorways, and make it the ideal place for preppy lovers. Madras Plaid can be used for all kinds of sewing and craft projects, and is great for preppy children's apparel and clothing like boys shirts, boys pants, boys jackets, ties, bowties, as well as girls dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, caps and hats, and accessories like headbands, preppy bracelets, wristbands, preppy handbags, purses and clutches, key fobs and anything handmade, or custom sewn.