Retail Associate

Looking for a part time role with a super friendly team, making a positive environmental impact whilst working with some of the highest quality fabrics and fibre arts supplies around? Read on...

Our Social Fabric is a non-profit textile recycling initiative. We believe in a future where no usable fabric ends up in Canadian landfills. Through our unique fabric store, we sell donated fabrics and sewing related materials that might otherwise be considered waste. Our donors include the film industry, clothing manufacturers and designers, and private individuals. We are proud to be part of the Canadian fibre arts and slow-fashion community providing affordable and sustainable materials. 

We are looking for someone energetic and eager to learn to join our small but very friendly team. This entry position role would be a great fit for someone looking to find work to fit around other commitments. Applicants must have a passion for fabric, design or sewing and be keen to support our environmental vision. 

Retail Associate

Part Time: 10 hours per week 

Working hours: 

  • Sunday 9.15am-2.15pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-2.30pm 


Job Description

Supporting retail sales events, including;
  • acting as a customer facing representative of the organisation, being kind, polite and considerate and helping support customers in making their purchases. 
  • keeping a neat, tidy and inviting store
  • working at the cash desk
  • preparing the store for sales events including putting out wayfinding signage
Receiving donations, including;
  • picking up donations from loading bay
  • weighing and recording data
  • sorting fabric and notions
Other general tasks related to maintaining the retail store, including;
  • helping the retail manager to delegate tasks to volunteers and manage their completion 
  • taking out garbage and recycling when necessary
  • sweeping and tidy up


  • Knowledge of and experience with textiles and environmentalism
  • Self starter with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently
  • Experience in a retail environment an asset 
  • Must be able to lift a bolt or bin of fabric and willing to assist with shop cleanup
  • Organized


Reports to Retail Manager

Hiring process

Deadline for applications is November 30. Candidates who are chosen for an interview will be contacted within one week of applying. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Start date as soon as possible. To apply please send your CV and cover letter to with the subject line 'Retail Associate'