In my eternal quest for dress fabrics that are quirky, enchanting or just plain awesome I think I have fallen in love.

gen mai

The design in question is called Genmai Tea Cup from the Indochine collection by Alexander Henry, and comes in Indigo or Sepia. I haven’t found a supplier in the UK yet and postage costs from the USA are prohibitively high. Gen Mai is a blend of green tea and roasted brown rice popular in Japan, and the indigo cloth is very reminiscent of traditional Japanese prints that you might see yukata (informal style kimono) made from.

I am seriously coveting a few yards of this fabric and may yet decide the postage cost is worth it. Unless someone comes up with the name of a local supplier.


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