Every fabric at La Bagatelle is chosen for its beauty and feel. Natural fabrics are preferred as are natural colours when possible – both for its environmental impact and for the depth in the colours which is much more varied and interesting when natural dye is used. We try to make La Bagatelle special in every way possible which is why we attend auctions worldwide to buy unique fabrics and prints as well as buy from important international fabric collectors. For the same reason we prefer small scale production places where quality is favoured over quantity. The cotton, for instance, is from Japan or India, and there are even rare finds such as precious fabrics from the 18th century that fill us with excitement and joy when we find them. All tailor made in limited numbers, and occasionally there is only enough fabric for one unique piece for one very lucky customer.

WHITE, BLUE AND RED INDIAN COTTON
Hand loomed Indian cotton with a soft feel and a look that only gets better wash by wash.
JAPANESE VINTAGE SILK
We found a tiny strip of beautiful, heavy vintage silk with a gorgeous print that could be made into just one purse for special occasions.
DOUBLE DOTTED INDIAN COTTON BLOCK PRINT
This is a soft lightweight, hand-loomed cotton with charming imperfections that come from hand printing. We recommend that you wash block printed fabrics in a delicate wash with a mild detergent, and adding one generous spoonful of white vinegar per item to help fix the natural dyes.
PETROLEUM WAVY PEARL SATIN
This wavy pearl satin has a gorgeous texture that sets it apart. The shine is lush yet understated and is the kind of silk you will never want to take off – unless someone takes it off you.
BABY TURQUOISE BLUE COTTON CURDUROY
This cotton corduroy has a 5 mm cord making it super soft and very comforting to wear and super cute in its look. It is produced at a favourite mill in Italy.
CRIMSON COTTON CORDUROY
This 2 mm Japanese cotton corduroy with a tight directional pile is super high quality and very soft without being clingy. 
KODO CORDUROY BURGUNDY
This 2 mm Japanese cotton corduroy with a tight directional pile is super high quality and very soft without being clingy. The colour is a dream. We’d like to think that this is what Barbie would wear – if she had good taste.
PETROLEUM BLUE FRENCH LINEN
Made in France this washed linen has a soft, drapey and beautifully slubby texture. It looks great ironed, but we love it just as much crinkled from life and wear.
MILKY WHITE COTTON CORDUROY
This 2 mm Japanese cotton corduroy with a tight directional pile is super high quality and very soft without being clingy. 
SELVEDGE COTTON HANDLOOM 
Handloomed real indigo dyed cotton. Medium weight khadi with a linen-like structure and a chambray-like weave which makes it just about the perfect cotton that isn’t see through.
VINTAGE JAPANESE SILK
Gorgeous vintage paper-like heavy silk made from one roll of vintage Japanese silk. bought from a fabric dealer who had acquired it in Japan in the 1970s. The roll of fabric is absolutely amazing with the most beautiful mix of colours. 
HANDWOVEN COTTON KHADI
Indian cotton khadi with a woven stripe texture. A lighter and soft semi sheer fabric.
HANDWOVEN COTTON KHADI
Indian cotton khadi with a woven stripe texture. A lighter and soft semi sheer fabric.
INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED DABU CHEVRON YELLOW WITH FLOWERS
Soft hand-loomed cotton with perfect imperfections that come from hand printing. We recommend that you wash block printed fabrics in a delicate wash with a mild detergent, maybe even adding a spoonful of white vinegar per shirt to help fix the natural dyes. If that is too much hazzle, then don’t worry, as with most things in life it will look great faded too.
JAPANESE VINTAGE SILK
Made out of the most gorgeous Japanese vintage silk this essential bag is the epiphany of understated grace. The strap is Mikkusu cotton, a superior Japanese cotton, so it is the meet of the old and the modern Japan and has the upmost respect for heritage and craft.
JAPANESE SASHIKO PARQUET
This stunning beauty of a jacket is a mix of our Lisbet Jacket and the classic kimono in waffled, vintage Japanese silk. It is for a special occasion as there is nothing quite like it. The landscape printed on the fabric is in the most gorgeous of pastel colours and the buttoms are vintage Italian in faded pink plastic. The combination of the two is naughty and nice.
VINTAGE JAPANESE SILK
This amazing vintage paper-like silk was found in Japan. There was just one roll of fabric waiting to be turned into a Selma Jacket. It has all the colours of a dark rainbow, and it is the kind of fabric that is beautiful now and forever. It is precious and bound to make its owner feel special.
KODO CORDUROY PALE PINK
This 2 mm Japanese cotton corduroy with a tight directional pile is super high quality and very soft without being clingy. The colour is a dream. We’d like to think that this is what Barbie would wear – if she had good taste.
DENIM BLUES
A washed and faded denim with a soft handle and a slight stretch. It is the perfect denim for a summer skirt. Due to the nature of the washed denim it has a lovely finish that gives some structure to the fabric    
RED GROSGRAIN SILK
Grosgrain silk is our fabric of choice for pencil skirts as it has a firm hold, a subtle shine and just enough structure to make it interesting without taking over the total look.
HANDLOOMED COTTON KHADI
Handloomed cotton khadi from India with a woven check. This is a lightweight, super fine cotton, perfect for the dressed up relaxed look that has an artistic feel. We long to wear ours on Summer days, but know it will be such a favourite, that it will stay on when Autumn comes and Winter hits.
BLACK INDIAN JAMDANI
This charcoal black Indian jamdani is a fine muslin cloth that has a pale blue decorative motif woven in on a loom. This is a highly skilled traditional technique done by hand by master weavers.
COTTON LAWN WHITE
This Japanese cotton is a slightly brushed, super soft and light weight sheer cotton lawn with a floaty handle. Lawn sits somewhere between voile and poplin and this Japanese lawn is high quality and very finely woven in the most perfect white. Our favourite Japanese fabric for summer shirts.
COTTON LAWN GREY
This Japanese cotton is a slightly brushed, super soft and light weight sheer cotton lawn with a floaty handle. Lawn sits somewhere between voile and poplin and this Japanese lawn is high quality and very finely woven in beautiful washed in the softest of greys. Our favourite Japanese fabric for summer shirts.
ASHES BLACK FRENCH LINEN
Made in France this washed linen has a soft, drapey and beautifully slubby texture. It looks great ironed, but we love it just as much crinkled from life and wear.
JAPANESE SASHIKO PARQUET
Sashiko, or “little stabs,” is a traditional Japanese technique of functional embroidery that can reinforce the fabric to make it stronger and more hardwearing. This Sashiko cotton is a small delicate stitching in an alternating pattern. The fabric is dyed using a traditional technique called Bushu in which the threads are yarn dyed with real indigo dye before being woven.
BLACK WAVY PEARLS SATIN
This wavy pearl satin has a gorgeous texture that sets it apart. The shine is lush yet understated and is the kind of silk you will never want to take off – unless someone takes it off you.
BLACK HEAVY CREPE SATIN
Heavy Crepe Satin feels so good it is almost sinful. It is thick, hangs heavy and falls just beautifully so. Needless to say it is fast becoming a favourite.
INDIGO FRENCH LINEN
Made in France this washed linen has a soft, drapey and beautifully slubby texture. It looks great ironed, but we love it just as much crinkled from life and wear.
INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED JIGSAW PUZZLE
Soft hand-loomed cotton with perfect imperfections that come from hand printing. We recommend that you wash block printed fabrics in a delicate wash with a mild detergent, maybe even adding a spoonful of white vinegar per shirt to help fix the natural dyes. If that is too much hazzle, then don’t worry, as with most things in life it will look great faded too.
WHITE WAVY PEARL SATIN
This wavy pearl satin has a gorgeous texture that sets it apart. The shine is lush yet understated and is the kind of silk you will never want to take off – unless someone takes it off you.
VINTAGE GRAIN SACK WHITE
Vintage linen Astor is a coarse, plain weave vintage linen in a parchment colour. These linens are woven on narrow looms because they were traditionally used to make the distinctive Hungarian grain sacks.
VINTAGE CHINESE CHESS
Vintage Chinese cotton is a narrow fabric that was woven on traditional handlooms in small communities and in people´s homes. A tightly woven canvas-like fabric that is hard wearing with a woven dark blue (almost black) and cream check. It is very rare and ever so beautiful.
JAPANESE SASHIKO COTTON
Sashiko meaning “little stabs,” is a traditional Japanese technique of functional embroidery that makes a fabric stronger and more hardwearing. This heavyweight Sashiko cotton is made from many layers of thread making it strong yet breathable with a stitched “rice like” running stitch that creates the pattern. It is made in Japan and is 100% cotton.
VINTAGE CHINESE DOMINO
Vintage Chinese cotton is a narrow fabric that was woven on traditional handlooms in small communities and in people´s homes. A tightly woven canvas-like fabric that is hard wearing with a woven dark purplish black and white gingham check. It is very rare and ever so beautiful.
PETROLEUM WAVY PEARLS SATIN
This wavy pearl satin has a gorgeous texture that sets it apart. The shine is lush yet understated and is the kind of silk you will never want to take off – unless someone takes it off you.
INDIGO AND RED WOVEN HEMP AND COTTON
This unique piece of fabric was found in London but it originates from France. It is indigo and red woven hemp and cotton that dates back to the 1860s-70s and its signs of age and natural fading makes it very special.
PEPPER ROSÉ FRENCH LINEN
A soft mid weight linen that has an almost magical soft pink colour that longs for summer and tanned skin. It looks trés chic ironed but we love it just as much straight from the wash where the structure of this supreme linen shows.
YARN DYED SOFT PINK LINEN
A soft mid weight linen that has an almost magical soft pink colour that longs for summer and tanned skin. It looks trés chic ironed but we love it just as much straight from the wash where the structure of this supreme linen shows.
JAPANESE CHECK
This Japanese cotton and linen mixed fabric has a paper like crisp feel and has been treated to get a sun bleached and aged look. The quality and look of this fabric is quite extraordinary. 
WHITE SEERSUCKER COTTON
This Japanese seersucker cotton is soft and perfect for summer. The wrinkled texture of the cotton helps air to circulate and keep you cool, and it just feels great against the skin. Added bonus is of course that you shouldn’t iron it.
JAPANESE CHEESECLOTH PINSTRIPE
This is a soft and lightweight cotton with a subtle gathered cheesecloth texture. A semi sheer cotton with a thin pinstripe that runs parallel with the selvedge. It truly is like nothing else. We don’t iron ours.
RASPBERRY NATURAL DYE
An Indian light weight, soft cotton khadi. It is naturally dyed handloom and irregularities may occur – it only adds to the beauty of the fabric.
DUO BLUE INDIAN COTTON
Hand loomed Indian cotton with a soft feel and a look that only gets better wash by wash.
ENGLISH HOUNDS TOOTH 
Fine suiting-weight wool and cotton with a small woven hounds tooth check in black and white check. It is soft, smooth and tightly-woven.
TURQUOISE FRENCH LINEN
Made in France this washed linen has a soft, drapey and beautifully slubby texture. It looks great ironed, but we love it just as much crinkled from life and wear.
LAVENDER SILK VELVET
The velvet is washed and dyed in small batches in France to create amazing jewel like colours – one batch may vary from another. It has a viscose pile on a silk back making it incredibly soft with a lustrous shine.
BLACK SILK VELVET
The velvet is washed and dyed in small batches in France to create amazing jewel like colours – one batch may vary from another. It has a viscose pile on a silk back making it incredibly soft with a lustrous shine.
DEEP OCEAN BLUE SILK VELVET
The velvet is washed and dyed in small batches in France to create amazing jewel like colours – one batch may vary from another. It has a viscose pile on a silk back making it incredibly soft with a lustrous shine.
SANDY PINK MIKKUSU COTTON
This Japanese cotton and linen mixed fabric has a paper like crisp feel and has been treated to get a sun bleached and aged look that may fade a little further when washed the first few times – this only makes us love it more.
WHITE MIKKUSU COTTON
This Japanese cotton and linen mixed fabric has a paper like crisp feel and has been treated to get a sun bleached and aged look. The quality and look of this fabric is quite extraordinary.
WHITE INDIAN JAMDANI
Indian jamdani is a fine muslin cloth that has a decorative motif woven in on a loom. This is a highly skilled traditional technique done by hand by master weavers.