Madras is a lightweight cotton fabric with typically patterned texture and plaid design, used primarily for summer clothing such as pants, shorts, dresses, and jackets. The fabric takes its name from the former name of the city of Chennai in India.
Madras today is available as plaid patterns in regular cotton, seersucker and as patchwork madras, meaning cutting several madras plaid fabrics into squares or rectangles and sewing them back together to form a mixed pattern of various plaids.
Beware today brands have used a single fabric and print the patchwork design on to save money because of this tedious process. We stay true and use the traditional patchwork madras as we pride ourselves on our quality craftsmanship.
Patchwork madras creates a beautiful texture you don't get from a single fabric.