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16-01-2008
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um, what are you looking for? i must say London has a very disappointing garment/ fabric district.
100% Cotton Jersey in different shades of grey

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Hi Freya
Please try to do a search first before starting a new thread
There is a thread on fabric shopping in London in the Shop Till you Drop forum
Fabric shopping in London exclusively
Hi thanks I saw that post... I went to Berwick Street which is Soho area in London and I couldn't find what I was looking for

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There are supposed be cheaper fabric shops in shepherd's bush or you could try the bricklane area. I also found numerous fabric shops in Marylebone sort of around the Marylebone Lane area.....
Thank you I will go and have a gander around Marylebone

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100% Cotton Jersey in different shades of grey
Are you willing to purchase something overseas? There are some great fabric shops here in NYC.

Also look into Spandex house here in NYC. They cover all kinds of stretch fabric.

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Goldhawk Road (Shepherd's Bush) is the cheapest place to go. The Cloth House is probably so expensive because of the rent they'd have to pay to be in soho.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&cl...-8&sa=N&tab=wl

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Remember quality over quantity. Pay more. You don't want the patters/ design fading or colour draining in the wash.
The cloth house is good.
You'll have to look it up yourself because I can't remember the address. Its a shop just full of fabrics and buttons. Near one of the Beyond Retro stores. Fairly close to Oxford Street.
Their linens are fab. Hundreds of colours too.

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two stores on berwick street. one at the top end near oxford street, one at the bottom end near porno alley
top store sells more natural fabrics and woolen suiting
bottom store sells the interesting stuff and stuff like jersey and neoprene etc

can't remember if borovicks sell jersey
or try A1 fabrics in shephards bush (goldhawk lane station, hammersmith and city)
and most of the other shops along there have jersey downstairs too

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Sources for Fabrics / Textiles - shopping in person or online
If you have any questions about shops / websites / places to purchase fabric for your projects, please post them here

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fabric sourcing...it's tough!
hi everyone,

i'm currently working on a line. at the moment, i have a local cut&sew place and a screen printer. however, i'm having a lot of difficulties finding a fabric supplier that will supply to small orders (100-500 yards). i have a sample of the fabric that i want, but my local fabric suppliers don't seem to have it (i'm in vancouver, bc). it's a very light weight cotton/lycra blend.

can anyone give me some advice on what to do, or if you have contacts to suppliers that i can work with, that would be awesome

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hi chadiler , Have you tried FabricTime Solutions?
They are wholesale. 1325 East Pender Street
Minimum order is of $100 or 20 metres of one fabric
& you don't even need to register as a business

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hi chadiler , Have you tried FabricTime Solutions?
They are wholesale. 1325 East Pender Street
Minimum order is of $100 or 20 metres of one fabric
& you don't even need to register as a business
thanks gius, i'll try to get in contact with them. only thing is, i doubt they will have the type of cotton i want. i was at a couple places and they said that type of cotton is not common in canada and i would have to find a fabric mill that can produce it

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well for myself i don't think it's illegal. that's what plain t-shirt companies are in the business for - supplying plain tees for people to get their stuffs printed on.

as long u don't openly claimed u made em from scratch and let em find out? it's always a mystery how plain tees from the labels come about don't u? like how raf simons has that perfect softness. how dior homme's has the extra seam. and one thing in common is they will never tell u how they come from (yes no tags no clues), either they made from scratch or had sourced a good factory/supplier.

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I have been searching EVERYWHERE- every tee shirt manufacturer from American Apparel to Alternative Apparel, etc. to find a vintage soft tee to work off of to put designs on- cannot find one anywhere. The alt. apparel has one in grey but thats the only color. The american apparel shirts just are not soft enough..any ideas!!!!!???? Thank you!
AA shirts wheren´t soft enough? Geez, they are like the softest ones in know

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I know of a couple of people starting a line and they are using bamboo t-shirts. It's sustailable and their line is all about saving the planet, so it falls right into their company ideals. But I noticed that they were just about the softest t-shirts that I have ever felt. Unfortunately, I have no idea where they sourced these bamboo shirts.

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Hello

Just wondering what is the term for a place that makes fabrics ?

Fabric mill ? Textile mill? Manufacturer?
Lately I've found textile companies and they are wholesale-- but most of them have said they import the fabric rather than produce it

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