Tag: Cotton

Focus on Pattern – Damask

It may not surprise you to know that Damask fabric is so named because of associations with Damascus. Damascus became a leading silk-weaving centre in the middle ages, but it was China where Damask fabric originated. Like Houndstooth, Damask fabric is traditionally woven not printed. Originally made with silk, it was popular amongst the wealthy,… Read more »

The history of Cotton

Cotton is one of the most commonly used and most versatile fabrics on the market. It has been around for as long as people can remember but no one knows exactly how old cotton is. History tells us that in the Indus River Valley in Pakistan, cotton was being grown, spun and woven into cloth… Read more »