Auck­land’s home of fash­ion­able fabrics

Central Leader - - LIFESTYLE & LEISURE -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.