Reclaimed Fabric Sale, May 10th, TRAID Dalston

TRAID is selling off our huge archive of beautiful reclaim d and vintage fabric remnants and rolls at a one-day sale on Thursday May 10th, 11am – 9pm in our Dalston charity shop. All fabrics and haberdashery will be heavily discounted.

This one-off sale is a must for anyone with a sewing box – from crafters to fashion students.

Fabrics will be sold by the kilo, with some items sold by the piece. Plus, we’ll have a pick ‘n’ mix haberdashery section selling an abundance of buttons, zips and ribbons.

Fabrics include fine suiting wool reclaimed from celebrated English tailors and luxury brands, patterned remnants from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s in dazzling colours and vintage pieces featuring embroidery, beading and mirror work. Plus, plenty of cottons and jersey in pretty prints and plains.

Enedina Columbano, TRAID’s Commercial Director said, “TRAID is selling our archive of reclaimed fabrics built up over the years. All has a story to tell. Many fabrics have been donated by leading designers and luxury brands. Some has been used by TRAID, our collaborators and peers to create sustainable fashion collections, to make ethical shoes and at a wealth of repair and up-cycling workshops. Now, after a major clear out, it’s your turn!”

Vintage–fabrics ©Leigh McAlea
Vintage–fabrics ©Leigh McAlea

It also makes environmental sense to use reclaimed fabrics rather than new. Producing textiles consumes vast amounts of resources, including water, labour and land. Using and reusing the resources we have already produced is vital to reducing the impacts of production, consumption and waste.

Every purchase made in a TRAID charity shop also raises funds which we commit to projects creating a fairer and more sustainable fashion industry. From stopping child labour, to supporting farmers around the world to grow cotton without using hazardous pesticides.

The TRAID Reclaimed Fabric Sale takes place at TRAID Dalston, 106 – 108 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2NS on Thursday May 10th, 2018, 11am – 9pm.

See Event Details here.