Our Social Fabric (OSF) is a 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. Our goal is to keep textiles out of the landfill and into the hands of creatives in our community. Revenue from the sale of textiles helps to pay for rent, utilities and one part-time employee. Our sincere gratitude goes out to all our wonderful customers, volunteers and donors for your amazing support – we couldn’t do it without you! Our next Sale Event is Sunday, May 26, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
More Sewing Workshops coming in May – check out the Sewing Workshops page for more info and to register. Watch Facebook and Instagram for postings.
1. Eco-Sew: Reusable Produce Bags Workshop, May 11, 9am-1pm, $45 Finished :)
2. Pattern Drafting from Ready to Wear, May 9 and 16, 5-8:30 pm $110 Finished :)
3. Begin to Sew, May 18 and 25, 9am—1pm, $110 (in progress)
4. Textile Embellishment, May 26, 10:30am-1pm $40 (5 spaces left)
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.