Artwork: Michael Parakowhai
To be honest I don’t have much business being in a fabric store. I can appreciate and admire beautiful fabric with the best of them and make a cushion cover if I really have to…but the art of clothing construction just doesn’t live in me. My Mum and sister on the other hand are super talented with the sewing machine – and it was on their recent visit to Auckland that I found myself ferrying them on request to The Fabric Store.
I knew instantly that this was no dowdy haberdashery! The staff were young and funky, the fit-out was super creative, amazing art took pride of place on the walls and that isn’t even mentioning the truly awesome array of fabric on offer! I visited again a couple of days later with my camera and learnt some more about this cool NZ company.
Some kiwi’s might remember it under its former name of Global Fabrics with four stores across the country. Over the past 5 years they have moved to fill gap in the international market by opening stores in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and just recently; Los Angeles! Go team!