Calico Cotton

Calico Cotton is one of the oldest cotton fabrics in the textile material, with its roots originating from Calcutta in India during the 11th Century. It was traded into Britain in the 17th Century and had a wide range of uses such as quilts, bags and aprons. This was due to having a low count thread and plain weave that was unbleached, making it perfect for printing patterns onto it.

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Nowadays, it is also a popular choice for creating prototype garment samples, allowing designers to show off their work at a fraction price. In staging, Calico Cotton is ideal for backdrops and sets due to it being light in weight and long lasting in life. Our warehouse stocks natural Calico Cotton in three different widths and all of these are finished with a non-durable flame retardant coating, meaning special care needs to be taken to ensure the material doesn’t get wet.

If you want more information on Calico Cotton or any of our other stage fabrics then feel free to give us a call today or fill in our online contact form and one of our team members will get back to you.

Technical Information

  • 200gm/sqm
  • Conforms to BS5867 Part2:B before wetting
  • Dry Clean Only
  • Shade cards are available on request

Why Choose Us For Your Stage Fabrics?

Whaleys Stages are proud to offer an extensive range of stage fabrics for you to choose from. Whether it’s for a school, theatre, concert hall or a different project, we are sure to have the perfect fabrics.

From a gorgeous velour velvet, to a smooth satin, there is an endless amount of options to choose from. We also pride ourselves in the service we offer; therefore, you can be sure to be given exception service throughout the whole process.

Our department that specialises in creating these bespoke designs source all the materials from our in-house fabric warehouse; This means there is no delay in turning your requests into results.

To find out more information of each of our fabrics feel free to browse through our fabric range or if you want to order some free samples or simply ask for some advice then give us a call today.

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