OSF Sale – Sunday, Jan 26, 10am-1pm

Hello everyone,

Our Social Fabric is ready to open its doors for another Sale Event this Sunday, January 26th from 10am to 1:00 pm. Never mind the rain, come inside and fondle fabric with us!

We still have a healthy stock of Cotton Hoodie Fleece so, if you missed the last sale, come and see the wide assortment of weights, weaves and colours that we have in store for you. This all natural soft fleece is perfect for hoodies, lap blankets, cozy coats and cushions and the coordinating t-shirt jersey knits are super made into tops for the whole family. Colours are all coordinated so you can make hoodies with rib knit cuffs and bottom bands. Our Hoodie Workshop started this week and everyone was having fun making their own patterns and sewing up hoodies with Tanja, our new instructor. We’ll be offering another Hoodie Workshop in April, if you’d like to be added to the wait list, please send an e-mail to oursocialfabric@gmail.com.

Cotton knits are so wonderful to wear next to your skin but some folks do like a bit of colour! So we experimented with dying this lovely fabric and it dyes really well – you can do a mottled effect by scrunching the fabric or create soft ombres with a gradual dipping technique. See what you can create with our Ozycraft dyes and 100% cotton jersey knit. Maybe get a head start on a few summer t-shirts or shorts.

Lots more quilting cottons and muslin in stock (squares, strips and remnants) for all your crafting and sewing projects

We received an interesting donation of charcoal coloured, water repellent canvas strips measuring 4.5 meters long by 24 cm wide. These strips are water repellent and would make great sturdy tote bags and tent pole bags (priced to sell!) Looking forward to seeing all of you this Sunday at Our Social Fabric – Vancouver’s only non-profit textile recycling initiative.


We’re working on our list of workshops for March and April and hope to have them announced on Facebook and Instagram soon.


  • Check out our stocked natural knit section and the ever-versatile lycra.
  • Natural woven fabrics, drapery and home decor fabrics, quilting fabrics, lining material, athletic knits, technical fabrics and vinyl
  • Buttons galore and zippers in all shapes and sizes (zippers are 10 for $2)
  • Patterns regular uncut, $1 each and Vogue patterns $2 each, Vintage patterns (cut or uncut) $1 each
  • Large cone thread $2 each
  • Ribbon, trim, twill tape, bias binding, rick-rack, hem tape, elastic and lining fabric
  • Knitting Yarn, tons of knitting needles and crochet hooks
  • Sewing books and magazines
    New donations arrive every week so come and see! If you don’t find what you are looking for on the shelves, just ask, we may have something in the back.

Don’t forget to sign up to be on our mailing list and check our Instagram and Facebook posts this week for more news on specials and new arrivals in the Shop.
We are located at: Our Social Fabric, #270-1275 Venables (corner of Clark Drive) in Vancouver. We are Vancouver’s NON-PROFIT textile recycling initiative. We are 100% volunteer run and we are dedicated to keeping textiles out of the landfill and into the hands of creatives – just like you! Thank you for your continued support for more than 10 years!

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• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

Venables Street Entrance: From the parking lot, enter the MAIN BLUE door from the parking lot marked 1275 Venables. Walk up the stairs to the second floor and turn left. Follow the signs to OSF, Suite #270.

Customers may park in VISITOR spots unless you are loading up your vehicle. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is ample parking in front of the Russell Hendrix retail shop as they are closed on the weekends. There is parking on westbound Venables, west of Clark just past the parking lot entrance. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.