Original Madras Trading Company

The Original Madras Trading Company is a third generation family business operating out of New York City and Chennai. The company, now run by Prasan Shah, was originally established by Shah's grandfather upon his arrival to the United States from Chennai in the early 1970s with a storied trunk full of Madras prints. The true definition of Madras check is: A pure cotton yarn dyed plain weave cloth with a minimum two color irregular pattern and most importantly woven in Madras with pure Indian cotton. Originally and to this day the best Madras is woven by hand.