Cardinal stocks a huge selection of African wax prints, also known as Chitenge and Dutch wax prints, are omnipresent and common materials for clothing in Africa, and in Zambia. They are industrially produced, colourful cotton cloths with batik-inspired printing. One feature of these materials is the lack of difference in the colour intensity of the front and back sides. The wax fabric can be sorted into categories of quality due to the processes of manufacturing.
Fabric is made of fibres that are gathered from the source and spun into threads. These threads then undergo a number of techniques used for producing fabrics such as weaving, knitting, and felting. The type of fabrics varies by the fibres, the fabric formation techniques, machinery used for producing them, and finishing techniques. Fabrics can also be made differently based on the end-usage. However, certain fabrics although uses a particular fibre 100% or uses a blend of different fibres may be termed otherwise and are named depending on weaving patterns, texture, and the processes. Browse through this category for various fabrics available in Zambian stores.