SUNDAY, MAY 1st 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
#340—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver
You’re invited to the Grand re-opening of Our Social Fabric
Join us on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 10:00am to 1:00 pm for the first sale at our new location—there will be door prizes, goodies and lots of beautiful new fabrics to ooo and ahhh over! We are so excited to show you our bright and beautiful new shop in the Russell Building at #340 –1275 Venables St., on the corner of Venables and Clark, up on the third floor. (See below for location information and parking)
Our Social Fabric (OSF) is a textile recycling initiative that has been in operation since 2009. In October 2015 we closed our storefront on Hastings Street and prepared to re-locate with our non-profit partners, Common Thread and Craftworks. OSF receives donations of textiles, fabric and sewing related supplies from the film industry, theatre, manufacturing, estate closures together with home sewers and artists. Our team of volunteers sort through the donations and offer them back to the community at drastically reduced prices. Our goal is to keep textiles out of the landfill and into the hands of crafters, sewers and artists in our community.
We want to see what you’ve been making with OSF fabric! Wear an OSF sourced
garment to our first sale, we’ll take a photo of you and post it on our website or Facebook page (with your permission). Help us to promote recycling, repurposing and upcycling textiles!
We have lots of print knits and solid knits for t-shirts, dresses and athletic wear, pastel coloured shirting in cotton with spandex, an enormous quantity of lace trim and ribbon, yummy grey boucle from a movie that just finished shooting, white rip stop fabric that was a backdrop in the 2010 Olympics, and technical sportswear fabric from a local outdoor company. We also have some Hot Patterns as well Big Four patterns. Questions / to learn more:
• e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• To volunteer: email@example.com
• To donate: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION / ENTRANCE
• Clark Street Entrance: Enter door between the shrubs on Clark Street and walk up to the 3rd floor.
• Venables Street Entrance: Enter the bright blue door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three loading bay doors. Walk through the loading bay and up the stairs to the third floor. Ask one of our volunteers about freight elevator service. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map
WHERE TO PARK
Park only in VISITOR spots unless you are loading up your vehicle. There is parking on westbound Venables, west of Clark just past the parking lot entrance. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.