Welcome to OSF

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.
Our in-person retail Shop has been closed since mid-March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the early days of our closure, we focused our efforts on providing fabric and supplies for mask making and scrub caps. We responded to your many requests and have since expanded our product line to include many other textiles including quilting cottons, natural knits and woven fabrics.

We have since moved our online store to this more robust platform and we're pretty excited to be able to offer Canada-wide shipping! Click on the pink shopping cart to start shopping or tap on the "Shop" drop menu to shop by fabric type.

We are hoping to re-open our in-person Shop at the end of July - watch for announcements on our social media platforms, on this website and through our mailing list.

We are very grateful to the many organizations and individuals who continued to support OSF with donations during the COVID closure. We are looking forward to seeing you all again at the next sale, when it is safe. In the meantime, have a look around this new online store - you are sure to find many textiles to tickle your fancy!

We continue to accept your donations of fabric and sewing related supplies - please e-mail our Donations Coordinator (osfdonations@gmail.com) to book a drop-off time. Thank you all for your continued support!

To keep up to date on our sale events and special offerings, sign up for our newsletter and watch for posts on Instagram and Facebook and click on our blog postings to see "what's happening".

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Questions / to learn more:
• Instagram
• Facebook
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

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
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.