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    Hey there

    I am just starting out, and live in Australia. We have pretty terrible options in terms of buying fashion fabrics, and I suspect I will need to start buying online.

    Is there any good online fabric stores from which you can buy high quality fabrics. I am specifically looking for ultralightweight cotton knits and cotton cashmere blends, like the ones used by Damir Doma.

    Or if there is anyone else on here from Australia which knows where I can get fabrics like these "down under", I would really appreciate the directions.

    Cheers

    - Sean

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    I think there is a thread here somewhere that list some online fabric resources,
    I never buy fabric online, everyone is different, but I have to touch and feel the fabric for a couple of days or at least a few hours before I commit to buying..........

    I think if you decide to go this outs the best thing is to request sample swatches before you commit to buy...........
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    The thread zamb is referring to can be found here

    I would also add http://www.nyfashioncenterfabrics.com/ to that list

    As for lightweight cotton/cashmere knits, this should work with a little dyeing.

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    I have found out the best way to buy fabrics online outside the US without paying a fortune for shipping is eBay, small quantities, and buying small samples first since many sellers lie about the actual weight or composition etc. Good luck.

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    Shipping is the biggest problem. However, take the time to research textile mills and their reps in your country. If you or your friends are in NY anytime give me shout : george@moodfabrics.com. Let me know you are a fellow SZ'er.

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    I would recommend Cloth House in England. They have a lot of really exclusive findings at their house. And you can have 5 free swatches before really ordering any fabric you like(only paying the shipping and is not much).
    https://www.clothhouse.com/

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    ^^Clay--if you are the same George that I often interacted with at Mood, while living in NY, I do hope all is well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clay View Post
    Shipping is the biggest problem. However, take the time to research textile mills and their reps in your country. If you or your friends are in NY anytime give me shout : george@moodfabrics.com. Let me know you are a fellow SZ'er.
    Quote Originally Posted by AVerdantShore View Post
    ^^Clay--if you are the same George that I often interacted with at Mood, while living in NY, I do hope all is well.
    If this is the same George, wish I knew he was an SZer! We talked about GBS last time I was there and it was the only time I've ever felt comfortable while fabric shopping.
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    Etsy seems to be a decent place for fabrics. The site has a lot of fabric sellers, a few I thought were interesting. Depending on where you live or what you're looking for, it's worth checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleves View Post
    If this is the same George, wish I knew he was an SZer! We talked about GBS last time I was there and it was the only time I've ever felt comfortable while fabric shopping.
    Eleves and AVS, yes it is I! I'm doing well and I'm glad I helped your experience at Mood. Also I'm sorry I just got back to this thread. Guys, it makes my day to talk about designers we love. It also makes my day to show the fantantastic ( albeit limited ) fabrics that are often missed or simply over looked due to the sheer overwhelming amout of stuff there. So many simply do not appreciate what is available at a place like Mood. But, when I get a sense of a SZ'er, I'm happy to try and help them find what they may want. So on that note, my direct email is above and I envite all to drop by and if you do please say hello.

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    If this subject still applies to anyone in Australia, I have found that We are the Fabric Store has some really good quality fabric especially the linen.
    Also based in Australia is Potter & Co and they have an online website with some of their fabric
    https://potterandco.com.au/. This is the best local store in my city.


    Other wise I purchase sometimes from fabrics-store.com or blackbird fabrics
    Cloth house is amazing too.
    I've always wanted to buy yarn from Habu textiles

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