Supporting our Community
We are proud of the role we play in nourishing and supporting Canada’s fibre arts community and slow-fashion movement.
Our prices are very affordable and proceeds from sales help to pay for rent and business expenses. Any surplus is reinvested in our operations or used to nourish and support Canada’s fibre arts community and local non-profits.
Teacher and student discounts
We are pleased to offer a 10% discount off your total purchase if you are a teacher or student. Discount is only valid in store and you must show a valid ID at check out. ID must be issued by your school board, college or university and show your student or teacher status. As our cash desks are run by volunteers, if you forget your ID we're sorry but we won't be able to honor the discount.
In-kind and financial support for other non-profits
Your donation or purchase not only gives new life to otherwise waste fabric it also helps to support our organisation and our wider community. Our Social Fabric currently provides employment to five people. Our business strategy is shaped so that we might give financial and in-kind support for fibre arts related organisations, educational institutions and other non-profits working in our region.
Recently this support has included:
- a financial donation to the Red Cross BC Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal
- an in-kind donation to Lillooet artisan Nadine Baker for an appeal to recreate sacred items lost by the Nlakapamux Nation in Lytton wildfire
- a financial donation to Reconciliation Canada to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- a financial donation to the Canadian Red Cross Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis Appeal
Future in sustainability
We are passionate about nurturing future talent and vision in sustainability. As such we are currently in our third year of sponsorship for the "Wilson School of Design and Our Social Fabric Zero Waste Design Competition" at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Photo courtesy of Ripple of Change magazine.