Reviews Description: Madras is one of the world's oldest and most popular cotton fabrics for good reason. soft, light and loosely woven, it's a great way to stay cool. our genuine madras is still loom-woven by hand in india. modern dyes make today's madras colorfast - and pigment-dyed striations give our madras added depth. pattern-matched at placket and button chest pocket. button-down collar, box pleat, locker loop and shirttail. cotton. machine wash. imported.