Our Social Fabric (OSF) is Vancouver’s only non-profit textile recycling initiative that has been in operation since 2009 in Vancouver, BC. OSF is run by a small but passionate volunteer Board. We receive donations of textiles, fabric and sewing related supplies from the film industry, theatre, manufacturing, estate closures together with home sewers and artists. Our team of volunteers sort through the donations and offer them back to the community at drastically reduced prices.
We are excited to launch our NEW OSF Online Shop and to offer essential supplies to make face masks for your friends and family during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please follow the Government of Canada’s guidelines regarding the proper use of cloth face masks. We appreciate your patience as we roll out this new platform. As we are adhering to the social distancing requirements, we are offering curb side pickup only.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR SOCIAL FABRIC: The month of March has been a turbulent one and the world is coming to terms with the impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our Social Fabric is following the guidelines as set out by the Government of Canada’s recent posting on “Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak“. We have cancelled all sewing workshops and sale events for the immediate future. We regret any inconvenience but it is absolutely necessary for us to exercise social distancing now and take the necessary precautions to slow the spread of the virus. Please check our website and our social media platforms for updates. We will continue to accept your donations of fabric and sewing related supplies – please e-mail our Donations Coordinator (email@example.com) to book a drop-off time. Thank you all for your continued support!
Our Social Fabric Board of Directors
LOCATION / ENTRANCE
Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the main BLUE door from the parking lot marked 1275 Venables. Once inside, go up the stairs to the 2nd floor – follow the signs for Our Social Fabric. Click on link for Google Map
WHERE TO PARK
Park only in VISITOR spots unless you are loading or unloading your vehicle. There is parking on westbound Venables, west of Clark just past the parking lot entrance. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.