For almost 500 years, the Madras pattern has been a uniquely Indian design, loved the world over. From the Dutch East India Company in the 1600s to the high fashion houses of New York today, this fabric has remained a fixture, resolute in popularity. Its fresh feel and perennial motif has endured for centuries, showing no signs of wavering. This lightweight, pure-cotton fabric is ideal for casual fashion, with endless combinations of patterned textures and plaid design for everyone of all ages.

Chennai has been known by many names over the millennium, and from the fabric’s namesake we formed Madrasi Checks. We are a young and ambitious team of professionals from a diverse background of disciplines, dedicated to heralding the return of this timeless pattern to modern fashion.