Lotus Fabric: A Natural, Waste-Free Alternative to Waterproof Synthetics

by , 04/11/13   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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LOTUS FABRIC \lōtəs ˈfabrik\

n 1 a: Hand-woven Cambodian/Burmese textile derived from the discarded stems of the lotus plant (Nelumbo nucifera), an aquatic perennial with long filaments that is sacred in parts of Asia. b: Once used to make the robes of high-ranking Buddhist monks. c: Looks and feels like a blend of linen and raw silk. d: Naturally breathable, waterproof, wrinkle-free, and stain-resistant. 2: Virtually zero-waste: leftover components are used make lotus teas, infusions, and flour. 3 a: Popularized by Awen Delavel, a French fabric designer who established the Cambodian Lotus Center in Battamabang to streamline its production. b: Gained the interest of couture houses such as Loro Piana, which is looking to import lotus yarn to Italy to make suits.

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2 Responses to “Lotus Fabric: A Natural, Waste-Free Alternative to Waterproof Synthetics”

  1. redhummingbird says:

    Please could anyone tell me where I can buy some lotus fabric?

  2. newfabric says:

    You can buy lotus fabric directly at the naufacturing place in Cambodia, http://www.Samatoa.com (contact@samatoa.com)

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