About Us – Our Social Fabric

About Us

Our Social Fabric (OSF) is Canada’s only non-profit fabric store selling donated deadstock online and in-person, keeping ‘waste’ fabric out of landfill and getting it into the hands of creatives. 

Our vision is to eradicate textile waste from Canadian landfills. 

We are run by a small but passionate volunteer Board, supported by a small staff and many dedicated volunteers.

As a non-profit our sole focus is sustainability and maximizing the amount of ‘waste’ fabric transferred into the hands of makers. We are not driven by profits. Our prices are affordable as we only charge enough to cover our costs. Our prices are up to 75% less than regular retail prices. 

We have been operating since 2009. With over a decade of experience we have an established team of volunteers and networks to make sure textile donations make their way into the hands of those that can use it. During that time we are proud of the role we have played and continue to play in nourishing and supporting Canada’s fibre arts community and slow-fashion movement. 

In 2020 we kept an astonishing 29 tons of textiles and sewing related materials out of landfill! 

Our fabrics are available to buy at weekly in-person sales at our brick and mortar store in Vancouver and 24 hours a day via our website. We offer shipping across Canada.

All our fabrics and sewing related materials are donated to us. We accept donations of clean unsewn fabric and sewing related materials from the film industry, theatre, manufacturing and individuals. 

For more information about our location, open hours and pick up window please visit our Contact Us page. 

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