Our Social Fabric (OSF) is a textile recycling initiative that has been in operation since 2009. 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 creatives in our community.
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All About the Hooded Fleece Cape…
You wanted to know all about the fleece cape on display in the Shop – click here to read all about it!
Would you like to teach sewing classes at OSF?
We are looking for experienced instructors to teach beginner to intermediate sewing classes and fiber arts classes in our new Shop at
270-1275 Venables in Vancouver.
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What’s Happening at OSF
On Thursday, July 28th, we welcomed a group of kids to OSF who were participating in an “Eco Arts Camp” from North Vancouver. One of our Directors led a 3 hour session with the kids giving a presentation on textile waste and recycling and then led two art projects using OSF fabrics and notions (and of course, zippers!). Check out the picture of those happy faces with their leaf-print aprons and zipper art piece.
LOCATION / ENTRANCE
Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the GREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Once inside, turn right and go up the stairs to the 2nd floor. 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. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.