Dabu Print is one of the resist printing styles of hand block printing practiced in various parts of India. A paste made of clay, lime and gum used to print on clothes by wooden blocks then dip it in Indigo cold dye. EcoFab is working with the Dabu printers involved in vegetable/eco-friendly dyeing of clothes in Tarapur village of Madhya Pradesh. Traditionally Dabu printing was done using indigo dye only, so it was synonymous with indigo only.
In traditional Dabu printing limited color options available are Indigo(Blue), Kashish (Grey) & Indigo & pomegranate rind (Green-Yellow ) combination. EcoFab introduced modal fabric to this unique craft of hand block printing.
Modal is a biodegradable fabric and has the properties of cotton and addition to it is very soft and lustrous like silk.
Specialty of Modal fabric:
- After multiple washes it remains soft.
- Easy to care
- It is cofortable like cotton because it allows skin to breathe
- It soaks/absorb 50% more wetness (sweat) than cotton
- It is a color fast fabric
- Made from bark of beech tree.