Auckland’s home of fashionable fabrics
A rainbow of colour greets customers when they step inside Fabric Warehouse, Mt Eden’s popular one-stop shop for fabrics.
With more than 3000 different fabrics and 30,000 metres-plus in total, Fabric Warehouse is a favourite haunt of fashion design students looking for project materials; also home dressmakers, tailors and fashion houses.
Retailer Tony Edison travels to Hong Kong and Europe regularly sourcing silks, linens, woollens and cottons for the store, and the warehouse offers a vast collection of choices for the discerning dressmaker.
Tony says silk in all its varieties is always popular, from pure silk to silk satins and silk chiffons, and he personally selects a wide colour range - perfect for summer bridal parties.
Chiffon, dupion, organza and silk/ cotton mixes are all here.
For summer days check out their printed silk and stretch cottons which make for lovely, original summer dresses.
Or if it’s linen you’re after, choose from more than 200 colours, mostly from Italy - perfect for making clothes, curtains or cushions.
The list goes on - fine cotton fabrics, viscose jersey, lycra, upholstery fabrics, and haberdashery.
Every dressmaker needs a pattern, and the Warehouse stocks all the major brands of patterns, and can help with selecting the right fabric for the pattern.
If you’re hobby is home design, Fabric Warehouse’s selection of printed cotton canvas and linen fabrics are very popular and available in all the latest styles and combinations.
They also make creative gifts for loved ones such as aprons, table clothes and bags.
There are always in-store specials happening - right now, 20 per cent off all woollen fabric and 40 per cent off all curtain fabric.
The Fabric Warehouse is one of the five biggest fabric retailers in Auckland, yet you may not have discovered its location, just off Mt Eden Rd.
It you haven’t found it yet, and you love fabrics, this is a must-visit destination.
5 Harold Street, Mt Eden
Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Plenty of free parking is available out front.
Ph: 631 7438
More than 3000 different fabrics can be found inside Fabric Warehouse, Mt Eden.