I came across this lovely clip from the IOU - Unique Handmade Clothes folk! It really speaks to my sensibilities but also they have a wonderful story to tell too!
The IOU Project produces unique, handmade apparel based on fabrics handwoven in India. Because each textile is unique, we provide end buyers with the ability to trace the production process from finished goods right back to the weaver that hand-wove the fabric. The stories of how that item was created, of the people involved, of the customers who purchased them, are the essence of the the e-commerce social network which The IOU Project has built as a meeting place for a community that shares our brand values of authenticity, transparency, uniqueness and both social and environmental responsibility.
(Courtesy of the IOU Project Website)
Don't you wish all clothes and fabrics were made this way? By the way, I will let you in on a little secret, I've always had quite a soft spot for Madras fabric. I remember having shorts and dresses made from it as a child. I think that I may need to get some gorgeous IOU Project Madras now that I know who is weaving it all!