Where can I buy fabrics in London?

December 3, 2015

A lot of our customers always ask us where they can get fabric from in London. This is no easy feat when you want to create a collection fabric is almost the most important, most expensive, most challenging aspect of the production process. We will go into more detail in a later post.

 

We have compiled a small list of places that we know of in different areas of London which will hopefully be of some use to you;

 

South East London

 

Peter & Joan -119 Deptford High St, London SE8 4NS 020 8692 2800 

 

Nice friendly family run business who sell an array of household goods as well as a nice little haberdashery section where you can get beads, zips, buttons, thread, wool, cotton, pattern cutting paper, calico, and much much more. It has saved my life on many occasions and being close to our studio is a big plus. Also it is nice to go to a shop where the customer service is good.

 

 

Monday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

 

 

Rolls and Rems - 111 Lewisham High St, Lewisham, Greater London SE13 6AT

020 8852 8686 www.rollsandrems.com

 

They sell an array of fabrics. You can get cottons, calico, satin and a lot of sequin. (Good for occasion wear fabrics) You will find quite a lot of synthetic fabrics here along with a good selection of haberdashery and trims.

 

 

Monday

09:00 -17:30

Tuesday

09:00-17:30

Wednesday

09:00-17:30

Thursday

09:00-18:00

Friday

09:00-18:00

Saturday

09:00-17:30

Sunday - call for times
 

East London

 

Brick Lane- There are a couple of shops located at the south end of the street where they sell basic fabrics like cotton, stretch and jersey.

 

There are also a few surrounding stores in the area

 

Wool crest textiles - 6 Well St, London E9 7PX 

020 8985 3686 

www.woolcresttextiles.co.uk

 

Huge warehouse full of fabrics. They buy fabric by the palette load and once its gone, it may just be gone forever. Like in the name they sell a lot of wool sometimes cashmere. This shop is a gem for startups and designers, the selection of different fabric types may be limited, but they have very good toiling fabrics, cottons, calicos, as well as for sampling. And the icing on the fabric case must be that the most expensive fabric is £7.00 a metre!!! (last time we checked.) And that is a steal in a city like London.

 

Monday9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Tuesday9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Wednesday9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Thursday9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Friday9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Saturday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Sunday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

West London  - Goldhawk road

This is a road in shepherds bush that hosts a few fabric shops

 

This road is probably one of the best streets in London for affordable fabrics. You can find natural as well as synthetics and a very big variety of fabrics in general.

If you plan on fabric browsing then you should maybe give yourself 2-3hours to visit all the shops and get a good look around. Also it is always good to compare the different shops and see where you can get the best fabrics and deals.

 

The staff in the shops tend to be very approachable and helpful.

 

mon - fri 9-6pm

sunday closed 

 

 

Central London - Soho Berwick Street 

 

Located in one of London’s most vibrant areas, and are a few fabric shops on on the trendy Berwick street strip. You will find really high quality, luxury fabrics, with the price tags to match, but if you are seeking a really special fabric for a special occasion, you should check it out.

 

Here is a link to some of the shops located on the street

 

 

 

Monday

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

 

 

North London 

 

Joel & Son Fabrics - 73 Church St, London NW8 8EU 

020 7724 6895 www.joelandsonfabrics.com

 

If you want uber luxury silk or chiffons this is the shop you want. This shop is in line with or dare I say more expensive than the shops in Soho, but the fabrics are very beautiful to look at and to feel.

 

Monday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

 

 


 

We hope you’ve found our little post helpful. We will keep updating this post so check back to see if there are any new places added.

 

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have a fabric shop that you can recommend. All comments welcome, we look forward to hearing from you!

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