Nirantara Fabrics


GSM (Grams per Square Meter)

GSM, or grams per square meter, is a unit of measurement that is used to describe the weight and thickness of a fabric. For curtains, a higher GSM indicates a thicker and more opaque fabric, while a lower GSM indicates a lighter and more sheer fabric. When choosing curtains, consider the GSM to ensure that the fabric has the desired level of drape, durability, and light control.

Thread Count​​

Thread count is a measure of the number of threads per square inch of a fabric. For curtains, a higher thread count generally indicates a finer, smoother fabric that is more luxurious and soft to the touch. When choosing curtains, consider the thread count to ensure that the fabric has the desired level of smoothness and comfort.

End Users

Don’t know much about fabrics? Have a specific end use but do not know how to go about it? Want a curtain made but can’t decide which fabric will look best? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you out. We’ve created a simple guide for you. It contains which fabrics are best suited for what purpose, how to calculate the amount of fabric required, care of our products, styling and texture.

Fabric Guide

  • Curtains

    The icon shows the fabric is suited as curtains. As a general rule we suggest all fabrics to have a lining, the lining varies depending on factors such as sunlight, end-use and space. We suggested 100% blackout lining in bedrooms & TV rooms while sheers in living areas. Contact us for further assistance at any time.

  • Roman

    Some fabrics may have a ‘Roman’ icon, showing 2 different stitching styles we offer, the icon only gives our opinion on the aesthetic nature of certain fabrics; there is no difference in quality.

  • Upholstery

    The icon shows fabrics suited for Upholstery- sofas, chairs, poufs and cushions. These fabrics are specially developed to be more guff and resilient. We provide upholstery services in select cities and can make furniture based on designs.

  • Cushion

    Icon Shows fabrics for cushions. We make cushions and cushion covers. We help with size calculation for ordering and can make customized pieces on demand.

Fabric Care

  • 1. Avoid washing handloom fabrics at home, as they may be damaged by regular washing machines and detergents.Instead, have handloom fabrics dry cleaned by a professional cleaner who has experience with delicate and handmade fabrics.

  • 2. Before dry cleaning, carefully remove any stains or spots using a damp cloth and a gentle cleaning solution. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the fabric, as this can cause damage or fading.

  • 3. When choosing a dry cleaner, look for one that specializes in handloom fabrics and uses eco-friendly cleaning methods.

  • 4. Before bringing your handloom fabrics to the dry cleaner, carefully read the care instructions and any special requirements or precautions.

  • 5. After dry cleaning, carefully inspect the fabric for any signs of damage or fading. If the fabric appears to be damaged or altered, do not use it and contact the dry cleaner for further assistance.


  • We recommend that handloom fabrics be dry cleaned only by a professional cleaner who has experience with delicate and handmade fabrics. We cannot guarantee the condition or longevity of handloom fabrics that are washed at home or by an inexperienced dry cleaner. Colors can bleed in a water wash.