Sale Preview: Florals, Fluro and Fun Fur!

OSF is jam-packed with fabric and cool sewing notions right now. If you’re thinking of making presents for the holidays, now’s the time to get your reclaimed fabric.  With a little creativity, you can make beautiful gifts for under $5.00 using OSF supplies.

Look at this gorgeous piece of heavyweight cobalt blue wool. If you finished the edges with a simple blanket stitch, you could make a beautiful gift for under $5.00!


We’re only having a couple more sales in 2014 … if you want OSF goodies, come out to our late November sales.

Thursday, November 20, 7-9pm
Sunday, November 23 10-1pm
@ 871 East Hastings

(We’ll probably have one sale in December, but we haven’t picked a day yet. If you need fabric, go to a November sale to be on the safe side!)

Here’s a sneak peak of some of the stuff you’ll find at our upcoming November sales.

Holiday Fabric Sale Nov 26th 11-3

Hello everyone! Come on down to our next fill-a-bag fabric sale on November 26th! We’ve got tons of great fabric to get you going on all your Christmas and holiday crafting projects. Our collection includes a wide variety of natural, synthetic and technical fabrics suitable for crafting, screen printing, fashion design, set dressing and so much more!

Fill-a-bag pricing is as follows:

grocery bag – $20/ small kitchen garbage bag $40/ garbage bag $80/ leaf bag $100

Remember, you get 10% off if you bring your own bag. We will also have a wall of high-end fabrics priced by the metre and a clearance section for truly bargain basement deals! Hope to see you there.

Many Thanks!

October was a frenzied and fabulous month for us here at Our Social Fabric, and we have many people in our community to thank for all their hard work and participation!

On October 16th we finally finished moving out of our old storage locker at Maple Leaf Storage. Many thanks to the folks at Maple Leaf for the countless bags of fabric donations they toted up to our locker over these last several months. You have shown us a lot of generosity and really helped OSF stay afloat during difficult times. With the help of super-duper volunteer Emily Hansen, we moved all of our fabric into our new space at FROGBOX. This is what it looked like after the move:

That's one big pile of stuff!

But we still had lots of junk to get rid of! We’ve taken many household donations over the last few months, and unfortunately some donors mixed quality fabric with not-so-quality dirty items and garbage :( Shockingly, we even found some rat traps with poison in a bag of donated fabric! Fortunately for us, Dylan Goggs of Take the Green Challenge came to our rescue. Green Challenge is an inner-city waste removal and recycling company that is operated as a social enterprise. Dylan kindly donated their services for an afternoon and saw that the storage locker got cleaned out once and for all. BIG thank-you to Take the Green Challenge and Dylan Goggs!

After that, we had yet another work party on a Tuesday evening to get the shelves set up and organize our reams of fabric in preparation for the upcoming sale. With a few board members and the help of our fabulous volunteer Lola Bryson, the room was organized in no time.

Lola, Josli & Emily with one big organized pile of stuff!

Finally we were ready to have our fill-a-bag Halloween sale on October 22nd. Natalia Nanton from eco-baby-fashion company TutuMama volunteered with us all day and tirelessly helped with everything that needed doing. And what a great turnout we had! It was one of our best sales ever. Thanks to all of you who came out to support Our Social Fabric. We expect our next sale to be on Saturday, November 26th, so start thinking about all the fabric you’ll need for Christmas and winter holiday craft projects…As usual, stay tuned for more details.

Thanks again to everyone for the generosity and hard work you’ve contributed to OSF to make our transition a success!