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.
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.
#2 booradley has been a member since 25/2/2006. Posts: 7