Original African wax print fabrics are made from pure, high quality 100% cotton and that's why the fabric feels a lot softer and is more comfortable to wear.
The fabric is also long lasting as it washes very well in the machine and the colorfastness is excellent compared to fake wax.
You can get a pretty good indication of the type of quality by simply touching the fabric. If it feels soft and flexible then it could well be authentic wax, but if it feels harsh, hard and stiff like paper then chances are it is fake.
The majority of the Asian produced fabrics are not 100% cotton even if they are advertised as such. Cheaper grades of cotton or mix the cotton with other fibres such as polyester are used to reduce the price. This is why the quality of counterfeit wax is far less than authentic fabrics.
Shop SambaAfriGlam for quality clothing made from authentic African wax print fabric.