Our Materials

100% Cotton

Pretty little Cotton is that friend who manages to get over 90% even though she sneaked out last night. Parents are proud, relatives' kids are jealous, and she, a hit.

At SeamsFriendly, we love this fabric for its versatility and longevity. It's been around for more than 7000 years.

You must be wondering what's so special about Cotton?

Cotton is highly breathable and absorbent. It wicks moisture away, keeping you fresh all day. Plus, you don't have to smell yourself anymore to check if you stink - Cotton doesn't retain odor like oil-based fabrics.

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There's more. It's tough, making your clothes last a long, long time. Saving you the effort to do laundry every other day, it's easy-care, and can be worn a couple of times without washing.

This extremely versatile fiber can be knitted or woven to make a variety of fabrics like muslin, corduroy, chambray, lace, velvet, jersey, and flannel. This makes it suitable for every climate.

We could go on, but you get the point!

Organic Cotton

Take Cotton up a notch, and you get Organic Cotton. Organic Cotton is grown without using any chemical fertilizers. Clothes made from Organic Cotton are 100% Plant-derived and have high absorbent properties, making it skin-friendly and non-allergic. Plus, it doesn't harm the soil, environment, or the farmers.

This makes it a win for you and the planet.

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Cotton Flax

Cotton Flax brings the best of Cotton and Flax together.

Flax Fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant, the same plant that Linen is derived from.

It is laborious to manufacture, but this blend of Cotton and Flax fiber is robust, absorbent, and dries faster than regular Cotton.

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Linen Coming soon

Good old Linen was founded almost 36,000 years ago and is one of the most durable fabrics on earth. Derived from the beautiful blue flowers of the flax plant, linen fibers make a breathable and absorbent fabric that lasts you ages.

A perfect partner for summers, it is a natural insulator, which makes it equally good for warmth in winters. The best part: it gets softer with every wash!

Linen's real charm is in its wrinkled look.

Handspun

When fibers are drawn out and twisted together to form a yarn by hand, using a charkha (spinning wheel), it is said to be handspun. Spinning is an ancient textile art in which plant, animal, or synthetic fibers are drawn out and twisted together to form yarn. For thousands of years, fiber was spun by hand using just the spindle and distaff.

When fibers are drawn out and twisted together to form a yarn by hand, using a charkha (spinning wheel), it is said to be handspun.

Spinning is an ancient textile art in which plant, animal, or synthetic fibers are drawn out and twisted together to form yarn. For thousands of years, fiber was spun by hand using just the spindle and distaff.

The resulting fabrics are gentle on the skin, non-allergic and non-toxic, having their own unique imperfections and stories of laboured love woven together.

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Handwoven

Interweaving of warp and weft yarns on a handloom creates a rich handwoven textile. Indians were one of the first to make their textiles by hand. This technique has gained a lot of momentum recently after facing a period of almost extinction due to faster mechanised weaving.

Handweaving lends a distinct character, with subtle imperfections adding to its charm.

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Handspun and Handwoven,
a.k.a. Khadi

Khadi is a term for handspun and handwoven fabrics, made in India. It’s a result of a tedious process, and is patiently crafted by skilled artisans. Raw fibers are handspun using a ‘Charkha’ to create handspun yarns. These yarns are then woven by hand, to create Khadi.

Khadi checks all the boxes of being sustainable yet fashionable, the vintage way. With the most adaptable personality, it manages to keep you warm in the winter, cold and breezy in the summer.

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Dye Types

Vegetable Dyes

Avocado Skins, Turmeric Powder, Beetroot, Black Beans, and Pomegranate are commonly used for Vegetable Dyes. Vegetable Dyes have an artistic appeal and offer a plethora of contrasting shades - that are difficult to achieve with artificial coloring.

In short, vegetable dyes offer a sustainable option over the hazardous chemical dyes.

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Natural Dyes

While Vegetable Dyes are specific to fruits and vegetables, Natural Dyes use everything from plants, minerals, and flowers. Throughout history, people have dyed their textiles using natural, locally available materials.

Natural dyes are better than chemical dyes, simply because they do not contain harmful chemicals. The resulting products are gentler on the skin, and the planet.

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Azo-Free Dyes

Azo-Free dyes are a bio-degradable and eco-friendly substitute to the Azo dyes. Approximately 4-5% of the Azo dyes can cleave to form compounds known as aromatic amines, which are potentially dangerous to human health.

Azo-Free dyes are a bio-degradable and eco-friendly substitute to the Azo dyes.

Approximately 4-5% of the Azo dyes can cleave to form compounds known as aromatic amines, which are potentially dangerous to human health.

Azo-Free dyes, on the other hand, are free of any such compound that could prove allergic or toxic to humans or the environment.

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Undyed

Undyed, by definition, means a fabric that is in its natural color. It does not have any chemicals on it and is therefore gentle on the skin and eco-friendly. There is a massive demand for undyed fabrics due to their natural and elegant tones. Undyed fabrics like Cotton are, therefore, a go-to for the minimalists.

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Print Types

Hand-Block Printing

Block printing is a printing process that involves applying text or images with a block dipped in dye. Block printing, hand block printing, and woodblock printing refer to the same process. It is intense and requires precise work by master artisans.

Hand-block printed fabric is perfected over several stages and therefore requires days to make. This makes this fabric extremely popular all over the world.

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Hand Screen Printing

Hand-screen printing is similar to hand block printing, except a stencil or screen is used instead of wooden blocks. It is an ancient technique that has evolved over time and is one of the most common practices of textile printing. It allows one to print large and bright images on the fabric with greater accuracy.

Firstly, the ink is poured over the stencil. Then, using a blade or squeegee, the color is evenly spread over to create an artsy pattern.

This process can be repeated to add more colors, but only after the first color dries. The screen here acts as a stencil to transfer the desired motifs onto the fabric.

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Mangalagiri Cotton

Translating to 'Holy Mountain,' Mangalgiri fabric is produced from Combed Cotton by warp and weft interlacing, using pit looms.

Dyeing of these yarns is done carefully by slowly turning them in the dye, to achieve a uniform color. This fabric is known for its quality and an extraordinary feel.

South Cotton

Sourced from southern parts of India, South Cotton fabrics are rich in texture and have a handwoven feel. Woven from 100% Cotton yarns, South Cotton is versatile and usually found in soft and bright colors, with designs including Zari borders, patchworks, and checks.

Clothes crafted from this fabric are all-season, and best for festive and semi-formal soirées.