Loungewear is a category of clothing designed for wear during leisure time, especially around the home.  Loungewear comes in a wide assortment of styles.  Two primary classifications would be tops and bottoms.  The bottoms are typically called lounge pants.  Pants are an item of clothing typically worn from the waist to the ankles.  However, they come in a variety of lengths.  The fabric of a pant cover both legs separately as opposed to a dress or skirt.

Short pants, jams, capri length, etc. can also be produced as lounge pants.

Lounge pants can be manufacturerd from a wide variety of fabrics. 

Madras is one of the many options.  Madras is a strong, fine-textured cotton fabric, typically patterned with colorful stripes or checks. 

  • A check is a pattern of modified stripes consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical lines forming squares.

Cool, crisp and colorful, madras loungewear or sleepwear offers a comfortable sleep on a warm night. 

What is Authentic Madras?

Madras fabric can be made around the world.  However, if you are looking for authentic Madras it should come from India.

Authentic Indian Madras is completely handwoven from yarns dyed with native vegetable colorings. Home-spun by native weavers, no two plaids are exactly the same. When washed with mild soap in warm water, they are guaranteed to bleed and blend together into distinctively muted and subdued colorings.

Authentic Madras comes from Chennai (Madras); both sides of the cloth must bear the same pattern; it must be handwoven (evidenced by the small flaws in the fabric).  Cotton madras is woven from a fragile, short-staple cotton fiber that can’t be combed, only carded, resulting in bumps known as slubs which are thick spots in the yarn that give madras its unique texture. The cotton is hand-dyed after being spun into yarn, woven and finished in some 200 small villages in the Madras area.

You can read the madras definition.  The fabric is 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.

Cotton is a soft white fibrous substance that surrounds the seeds of a tropical and subtropical plant and is used as textile fiber.  The textile fiber is then turned into fabric.  Cotton fabric has many benefits.  In some cases it is woven into madras.

Women's Cotton Madras Loungwear

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