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  • savorygal

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    16th July, 2010
    Posts: 133

    I would like to have some clothes made while in Thailand, just simple everyday sorts of things. I want the fabric to be 100% cotton or linen. I have been reading guidebooks and the consensus seems to be unless you want silk or suiting material the fabric choices are limited & mostly synthetics. Is that true?!
    Any info would be appreciated.

    #1 Posted: 2/10/2010 - 22:26

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  • booradley

    Joined Travelfish
    25th February, 2006
    Posts: 7

    Hello,
    My experience is that while limited, most mid- to upscale tailors will carry 100% cotton, but the shop attendants themselves often can't tell or know what's what. I'm sure you've read about the quick test you can do: pull a thread, light match: if the thread 'melts' into a ball, there's synthetic involved. If it simply turns black/burns, likely natural fabric.
    Also, remember for the best made clothes, you'll want to do a couple fittings as they construct the items to get the best fit. I've had lots of luck with Four Square Thai Tailor in Bangkok.
    Good luck!

    #2 Posted: 3/10/2010 - 00:18

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