Buy fabric in singapore: Best Places to Shop for Fabric in Singapore

Best Places to Shop for Fabric

 


Along with sightseeing, delicious food and big brands, Singapore is also known for the variety of unstitched fabrics and accessories it offers. You can find a variety of affordable structures in many areas of Singapore like Textile Centre, Chinatown and Arab Street. These textile areas have been around for years in the country, and they offer some outstanding bargains and accessories. Irrespective of the type of fabric you are looking for, personal fabrics, quilting or interiors, you can find it all!

Textile Centre

Textile Centre is located on Jalan Sultan and is known to supply fabrics in Singapore and Southeast Asia. You can find fabrics at wholesale prices here, and it comprises of shops selling everything from fabrics to cloth markers, threads and buttons. You can get these items at throwaway prices if you buy in large quantities. Some of the best shops in Textile centre are as follows:

Eng Hin Chop

One of the most famous shops in Textile centre, Eng Hin Chop offers a wide variety of silk, cotton and other materials. You have the option to choose retail and wholesale. The unique selling proposition of this shop is that it offers the best quality of fabric at the lowest prices.

Sin Hin Chuan Kee

Sin Hin Chuan Kee is a well-known name in Textile Market that offers all kind of fabrics, supplies and accessories. You can also find a variety of laces, sew on borders and patches here.

Chinatown

China Town is one of the most popular areas in Singapore which sells a variety of fabrics in many fabrics shops. These shops are some of the oldest in Singapore, and they sell craft supplies as well. The best places to shop in Chinatown include People’s Park Centre and People’s Park Food centre which sells a wide variety of affordable products. Some of the best stores in this area are as follows:

Maggie Textile

Maggie textile is one of the best shops in Singapore that sells plain and printed fabrics in all possible colours. The price of these fabrics starts as low as $8 per meter, and these fabrics attract a more mature crowd.

Malin Textile

This is an extension of Maggie Textile, and it sells printed fabrics that will appeal to the youth. You can find cartoon print fabrics like Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters as well. Hand painted fabrics with cute prints are also sold here. The shop also offers pre-cut fabrics perfect for making children’s clothes.

Arab Street

The Arab street is the best place if you are looking for lace fabrics and laces. You can purchase an entire roll of lace, or you can buy per metre as well. You can also get sophisticated fabrics like French Dior which is a smooth, soft fabric that is used to make drapes and falls.

Teng Joo Textiles

Teng Joo Textiles is one of the biggest stores at Arab street that offers Asian fabrics. Apart from the fabrics, the shop also has sewing and textile supplies.

Molkan

Molkan is the best shop for buying French Dior fabric, and it offers very good discounts as well. The number of colours provided by this shop is much more than the variety offered at any other shop.

Where to buy Fabric in Singapore


Chinatown, Singapore


I have been inspired recently and am bubbling with project ideas which I knew I just had to get my hands down to making them. So I made a trip to my usual haunt to purchase the necessary items I needed for my projects.

Oh, and I do realized that while I do talk about fabric places I visit when I am overseas, I haven’t really talked about the places to go to in Singapore!

So, this is a great opportunity for me to share some of the places I usually patronize. For today, let’s just start with Chinatown.

Where: People’s Park Centre, Upper Cross Street
How to get there: Take the north-east line on the MRT (our train system) and alight at the Chinatown station. Once you get out of the station, a 2 mins walk will get you to People’s Park Centre.
Opening hours: Some shops typically open for business in the afternoons so I’ll recommend anytime between 1pm to 6pm from Mondays to Saturdays.

It’s an entire building of various shops ranging from boutique cloth shops, haberdashery shops to clothes shops.

Some of my favourite shops:

Maggie textiles is where I go to whenever I want to browse and see if I can purchase anything for a project. They have a wide range of fabric in all kinds of colours and prints. For someone who enjoys cotton, it’s a great place to be snooping around.

Ahh.. Malin has the prettiest Japanese cotton. They mainly bring in Japanese cottons and anyone who adores Japanese cotton will marvel at how ‘Kawaii’ they all look.

A quick go to for zips, ribbons and bias tape. This haberdashery has all basic stuff a sewist needs.

Linking to People’s Park Centre is the People’s Park Complex. Have a bowl of hot dessert at the ‘Tong Shui shop’ (dessert shop) while you are there..

They used to only sell haberdashery but have expanded to carry printed cloth as well sighting brands like Moda etc. I really enjoy browsing around even though I have nothing in mind to get, but as always I usually don’t leave with empty hands.

In the same building, adjacent to the ‘Tong Shui’ shop is Golden Dragon (sadly I didn’t manage to get a photo). For knitting/crocheting fanatics, this is the place to go to. They have all kinds of yarns and apparatus and even pattern books that will get you all excited and wanting to jump right into the knitting/crochet world.

So there you have it, my complied list of fabric places in Chinatown. There are a couple of other places I do go to in Singapore, shall leave that for another post.

Happy Shopping!

Colorful Singapore Is Batik Center

SINGAPORE — 

The rich and dazzling array of batiks displayed in Arab Street’s fine fabric shops make this avenue one of the most colorful in this very colorful city. Arab Street in multiethnic Singapore is a commercial center for the city’s Malaysian population.

Batik, in which geometrical or floral patterns are applied to fabrics by the wax-resistant method of dying, is manufactured and sold throughout Southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia and Indonesia.

But Singapore, as a leading trade center for these Southeast Asian countries, offers a wide variety of batiks. It’s also where to buy decorative fabrics and clothing and accessories fashioned from them.

The shops here, particularly those along Arab Street and in Singapore’s Handicrafts Center, offer a huge selection of fabrics collected from all of the traditional batik-producing areas. Because Singapore is tax-free, prices here are usually equal to–or just a tad higher than–where batiks are manufactured.

The best, also the most expensive, batiks are made of pure cambric cotton in four grades of quality ( primissima, prima, biru and blaco ) from best to poorest. They are usually prepared by small groups of artisans working in private ateliers and using natural dyes that are hand-applied according to traditional methods, either by free-hand painting or printing with small pattern blocks pressed repeatedly to the cotton.

These hand-dyed fabrics are becoming increasingly rare. They are usually sold only in sarong lengths (about 2 1/2 yards are needed to accomplish the traditional Javanese or Malaysian body wraps).

There are less expensive batiks, however, still colorful and lovely, sold by the yard and mass-produced using synthetic fabrics and dyes that were screen-printed or machine-applied patterns.

Both cotton and synthetic varieties of batiks are stitched into a good selection of ready-to-wear clothes from jumpsuits to bikini bathing suits. Men’s shirts and women’s sun dresses are particularly popular.

Home accessories such as tablecloth and napkin sets and pillow covers are also abundant, as are hand-painted murals of still lifes or landscapes, sold with or without frames.

There are literally hundreds of patterns, from bold geometric shapes to delicate florals, many with ancient origins, from which to choose.

Basharahil Brothers (101 Arab St., telephone 293-6569), one of Singapore’s best and most reliable batik emporiums, offers an astonishing selection. Although a fine sampling of well-made clothes are sold here, including men’s shirts averaging about $15, women’s dresses about $20 and outfits for children about $15, the shop’s emphasis is on fabrics, most of which are stacked in bolts.

Fortunately the sales personnel, all of whom speak English, are patient and will unwrap dozens of patterns to show the undecided, often offering information about the pattern’s place of origin and its traditional associations.

Prices of batiks vary. Traditional hand-blocked batiks cost as much as $150 per sarong-length piece, while machine or screen-printed fabrics cost $4 to $12 per yard.

That big difference in price is due to the difference in the way these fabrics are produced.

All batik methods are based on the same basic principles: a pattern of hot wax is applied to undecorated fabric that is dipped into a dye bath. Areas that have been waxed resist coloration. Several waxing and dipping phases take place, establishing a complex, often richly colored pattern. Then fabric is heated to melt away all traces of wax.

The hand-dying techniques are labor-intensive and require tremendous skill. The finest batiks, batik tulis , are made by artisans who apply each line or area of wax freehand, using a brass pen called a Tjanting (pronounced “canting”).

Next in quality and price are those batiks on which artisans apply patterns by using small blocks, cut and shaped from copper sheeting, called Tjap (pronounced “cap”). The application is freehand and artisans must have steady hands and terrific eyesight to keep patterns even and continuous.

These traditional batik techniques reportedly originated in Java, where early batiks have been dated back to the year 1520. Documents with references to batik go back to the 12th Century, when hand-dying fabrics was considered to be one of the high arts.

Early batiks were white and deep brown (from soga dye made from tree bark and roots) and had bold geometric designs thought to enhance fertility, protect the wearer from illness or denoted wealth or status. Sometimes symbols of animals, especially water buffalo, were used.

Early records indicate that sacrifices such as chicken blood and banana pulp were added to the dye mixtures. These substances, which fermented, intensified the color of the dye and gave permanence to the applied patterns.

Soga dying began in central Java. Sometimes fabrics were dipped in indigo dye after the initial sogo dipping. The indigo blue over the brown produced a rich black to make a white, brown and black pattern.

Other areas developed their own dyes and patterns. On Java’s north coast, Lasem batik used indigo and turmeric to produce vivid green; red dye was made from mengkudu and annatto. Pekalongan batik was the most colorful, with blue, yellow, green, red (cochineal) and purple (mangrove bark).

In general, patterns are quite complex and there seems to be an aversion to empty space. Each region has characteristic patterns, from Central Java’s diagonal motifs, many featuring vine-like tendrils, to the elaborate spearhead-like shapes prevailing in north coast batiks, along with delicate flower-like designs indicating a Chinese influence.

During the mid-19th Century, batik-making became a big industry and the techniques were exported to Bali and Sumatra. During the 1950s, the industry was introduced on a grand scale to East Malaysia, which now, often using sheet or machine printing, synthetic dyes and fabrics and newly invented patterns, produces most of the world’s bulk batik.

Hand-dyed batiks are distinguished by hair-like trails of color where the dye penetrated small cracks in the wax. If you are paying higher prices charged for hand-dyed batiks, look for these thin lines of color to assure authenticity.

Before buying at Basharahil Brothers, comparison shop at other Arab Street merchants and at the Singapore Handicrafts Center (163 Tanglin Road) shops, especially Kraftangan Malaysia Arts & Crafts (telephone 737-2631), Blue Ginger (telephone 737-5500) and Design Batik (telephone 235-5468).

All offer attractive batik clothes and accessories, including inexpensive neckties (about $6), eyeglass cases (about $5), slippers (about $5), sandals (about $12) and purses (from about $3), plus sarong lengths and fabrics by the yard.

Singapore Handicraft Center shops tend to be slightly more pricey and touristy than Arab Street merchants, but the Handicrafts Center often presents artisans demonstrating traditional hand-dying batik techniques.

Prices quoted in this article reflect currency exchange rates at the time of writing.

12 Best Online Fabric Stores

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Sometimes you just have a vision for the perfect piece of furniture (or curtains, or pillows), but you

just can’t quite find it anywhere, no matter how much you browse. Those are the times when buying fabric and creating your own designs—or updating and upgrading old ones—often becomes the best route to take, whether you’re crafty and ready to make it yourself, or you plan to have a pro customize things for you. But if you don’t have time or aren’t able to go to a fabric store near you, there’s good news: buying fabric online is actually super easy, you just have to know where to shop.

From inexpensive picks at tried-and-true places to resources for higher end, designer-favorite brands and handmade fabrics you won’t find anywhere else, these are some of the best places to buy fabric online. It doesn’t matter what your budget is, these online fabric stores are sure to have what you’re looking for.

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1 Minted

Jungle Florals Fabric
minted.com
$32/yard

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You might know Minted for its stationery offerings, but the brand also has a lot to offer for the home, including temporary wallpaper and yes, fabric. Minted lets creators submit designs to be used in its products, so you can also see who designed your chosen fabrics.

2 Etsy

Red Spotted Daisy Fabric
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etsy.com
$6.77/yard

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Unsurprisingly, Etsy is a goldmine for fabrics and, really, everything crafters love. You can find new fabrics by the yard and vintage fabrics—search for specifics, or browse individual shops (like fabricnmorestore!) to see what they have to offer.

3 Decorator’s Best

Schumacher Zanzibar Trellis Matte Jade Fabric
decoratorsbest.com
$103.75/yard

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Decorator’s Best is your go-to for designer-favorite fabrics. With brands like Schumacher, Brunschwig & Fils, Kravet, and more, you’re bound to find something you love.

4 Marimekko

Pieni Unikko Fabric
marimekko.com
$63/yard

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Marimekko is known for bold floral patterns in the brand’s clothes, home decor, and more, but you might not realize you can also buy fabric there, too. Shop by fabric type or pattern type (including those iconic florals, retro patterns, animal patterns, and abstract prints.

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5 Rifle Paper Co.

Strawberries Mint Fabric
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$12.50/yard

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Rifle Paper Co. is another brand that goes beyond stationery and paper goods—along with home goods like rugs, Rifle Paper Co. also has a small-but-mighty selection of fabrics for sale by the yard, most with stunning floral and nature prints.

6 Fabric.com

Fabricut Parita Black & White Fabric
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$68.80/yard

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Fabric.com has just about every type of fabric you can imagine, including options from designer favorites that are typically trade-only, like Fabricut.

7 Bolé Road Textiles

Torch Light Hot Pink Fabric
boleroadtextiles.com
$119/yard

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Bolé Road Textiles is an amazing source for handwoven fabric in bright (hello, tangerine and hot pink!) and neutral colors as well as cool, textural patterns.

The brand’s fabrics are handwoven in Ethiopia using 100 percent cotton, and the colors are hand-dyed too. And of course, you can also buy ready-made home textiles like throws, towels, and more.

8 LinenMe

Stone Washed Rhomb Fabric
linenme.com
$39.99/yard

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Can’t get enough linen in your life? LinenMe—a family-owned business—is the perfect fabric store for you, as it’s filled with tons of linen options, from neutrals to bright colors. You can also buy ready-made linen homewares if you’re in the market for more than just fabric.

9 JOANN

Seaside Barretta Fabric
joann.com
$8.99/yard

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No fabric store roundup is complete without a mention of JOANN—it’s the destination for fabric, no matter what your budget is. And you don’t have to go to your local store to find the fabric of your dreams, because there are tens of thousands of options available online.

10 AphroChic

Silhouette Petite Fabric
aphrochic.com
$110/yard

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AphroChic’s selection of fabrics is on the smaller side, but there are some gorgeous patterns to choose from. Look closely at this black and white pick, for instance, and you’ll see that the pattern is actually made up of tiny silhouettes.

11 Calico Corners

Lewitt Sketch Domino Dawn Fabric
calicocorners.com
$17.49/yard

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Calico Corner sells everything from furniture and bedding to window treatments and wallpaper, but the first thing you’ll see on the brand’s website is fabric. Shop by color, fabric type, pattern, and even browse designer collections and performance fabrics.

12 Loom Decor

Wing It Black Fabric
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$35/yard

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Loom Decor is a great resource for fabrics with pages of options to choose from, but it’s also a great place to get your decor custom-upholstered for you. The brand has an easy-to-use “Create Your Own” section where you can choose between window treatments, pillows, bedding, and more and select the fabric you want and any other customizable options.

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Fabric Shopping in Singapore – Sew n Sew

I always look forward to shopping for fabric when I am overseas. The chance of finding the piece of fabric or button that nobody else has is enticing. Singapore held the promise of great shopping, but sometimes truth and reality are metres apart.

After conducting though researched prior to my arrival I armed myself with a map, bag load of cash and my credit cards and headed to China town.

The first floor of the People’s Park Food Centre, Chinatown. It was 11am when my feet hit the stores, with drink in hand, I parked my husband on a chair close to the conveniences in the 39c heat and ran first with a view to buy, only to find to closed  It was a trading day so I forged ahead to the next store.

I was looking for Denim and not really sure what else just looking for whatever caught my eye. It’s not always a good idea shopping for fabric when you aren’t really sure what you’re going to make as you can tend to buy fabric that will sit in your stash forever.

Finally I found a store with some nice Japanese cotton (pictures below) but when I looked closer I realised that I had seen this at a lower price in the Kimono house in Melbourne.

There were many stores here in the People’s Park food centre I was hoping to find some really different buttons but also failed in this mission. The button selection was very average.

I returned to my husband pulled his chain and headed to Arab St, which at first glance seemed more promising, 90% of the shops in this quirky little street sold fabric, I was just a little excited.

Of course there was someone at the front of every store trying to coax you in and buy, Hello, Hello, You look lovely today, want lace, Linen Silk come in and look at my store.

So in I went, they want you to buy so the service is wonderful especially if you are a westerner. Paying you compliments and asking about where you are from. Finding out that I taught sewing was of great interest to them as they have online stores so I was showered with their business cards.

I did buy a few pieces of Linen and a piece of Linen look fabric which was around the same as what I would pay back home, but I did like it and knew that I would not find this in Melbourne.

Buttons are not sold in Arab Street I was told to go to a place called the Textile Centre which was a short walk from away.

Filled with excitement and a not so excited husband I headed to the Textile Centre. So still on the hunt for buttons. The Textile Centre was 4 floors of fabric and haberdashery, I did not bother looking at the fabric here as I had not been impressed with the fabric that I had seen so far in Singapore.

Finally SUCCESS on the ground floor, where I found a button shop. Inside I didn’t seem to find anything that caught my eye but my husband sniffed out some real treasures. Not everyone puts the emphasis on finding the right button for a garment but I think it can be the one thing that makes that garment POP.

We had a great day together and a visit to the Jumbo Seafood restaurant on the Singapore River which was the perfect ending to our day. All in all I loved Singapore and will return but probably not to shop for fabric. I do believe that Hong Kong is a far better place to shop.

I will be taking my 4th fabric shopping trip to Hong Kong in April 2019 – so why don’t you join me and I will show you the best places to shop for all your fabric and sewing needs. Have some fun shopping for fabric, haberdashery, hand bags, shoes and so much more. Email me for details: [email protected]

Fabric and Book shopping in Singapore (and other cute Japanese stuff) – Japanese Sewing, Pattern, Craft Books and Fabrics


Instead of talking about fabrics today, I am writing an ad-hoc post on where to buy Japanese sewing books and fabric shopping in Singapore. I have been asked this quite a lot both on this blog and my other blog, so I thought I would use this chance to list down the places that I know, so that it may be useful for those of you either living here or if you are stopping by for a visit. I have listed the nearest MRT station to these places, because it is generally alot easier to get around on the MRT.

For Japanese sewing books

Kinokuniya – www. kinokuniya.com.sg

There are four branches of this giant chain of Japanese bookstores, but I highly recommend the one at Ngee Ann City (Orchard MRT Station) which is on the main Orchard Rd shopping belt. It is the most convenient for tourists especially if you are at Orchard Road for a day of shopping, plus it is huge and has a great selection of Japanese books. It is also the one I go to the most due to its location.


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The second one is the Liang Court branch (Clarke Quay) –


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located a bit further from the main stretch of shopping, this branch is a lot smaller in size but as this mall is frequented by lots of Japanese expatriates, the books here are usually available for browsing (i.e. not wrapped up in plastic) and there is also a good selection of Japanese books. Both of them have a stationery section that is run by NBC bookstore that may be a major source of distraction :P. Lots of cute characters from Sanrio, San-x, and even Shinzi Katoh. There is also a fabulous Japanese supermarket at the basement of Liang Court called Meidi-ya which sells alot of imported Japanese foods if you are looking for that too.

The other two branches are at Bugis and Jurong East (the new JEM mall). The Bugis one is quite small, and I haven’t been to the JEM one at all since it just opened and Jurong East is kind of too far out in the west for me (Yup it’s on the Western part of Singapore)

For Fabrics (both Japanese fabrics and other fabrics)

  • People’s Park at Chinatown– (right outside Chinatown MRT Station)

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    The place that I go to most often is on the second floor of the Food centre at Blk 32 (see picture above). The food centre (you can’t miss it, it’s bustling with food stalls and people) is right in front of you when you exit the MRT station. Take the escalators or stairs to the second floor and you will find the fabric shops. (I know, it’s strange that the fabrics are being sold over a food centre, but believe me, both the fabric shops and food centre have been there since I was a little girl and followed my Mum to buy fabrics).

    In particular, you can look for this shop called Malin Textiles, they carry alot of Japanese fabrics including Sevenberry, Kokka, Yuwa etc and the cutesy ones like Hello Kitty and other characters. They have two stores (Level 2 number #1134 & #1122) that are along the same row but not side by side, and another one called Maggie Textiles that sells all sorts of fabrics, and they are my source for buying linen in Singapore. There is cotton linen, european linen, Japanese linen, in all kinds of colors. And much cheaper than Spotlight. There are also lots of other fabric shops to browse through.When you are done exploring this place, walk across to the building across the street called People’s Park Centre (you need to take an overhead bridge from the second floor of the food centre). In this building, there are a few craft shops selling Japanese fabrics and lots of sewing related goods. They are not easy to find though, because at first glance you may think you are in the wrong place because there are so many travel agencies and all kinds of other shops, but it is worth the search. In this building you will find : Golden dragon Unit #02-51  and Sing Mui Heng Unit #01-05A  and some other shops that I do not know the name to, but apparently you can find some Japanese fabrics too. Here you can find a selection of Japanese fabrics, but they are not cheap. After you are done with your fabric and craft shopping, remember you are right in the middle of a tourist spot, so walk down Chinatown and catch some sights as well.

  • Arab Street see map (Bugis MRT Station)
    This is another place that you can combine some sight-seeing and fabric shopping. Rows of shophouses with lots of fabric shops. This street has lots and lots of fabrics. Any type of fabric you can think of, from silks to cottons, to lace, to brocade… but be prepared to bargain, and walk around before deciding because you may find the same things in a shop further down for less. I have not been here for ages though, because the traffic is bad and parking is difficult. But you can find lots of fabrics here. I heard some of the shops sell Japanese fabrics too.
  • Textile Centre  see map(Lavender MRT Station) –
    This is where I go when I want to buy stuff like zips, buttons, and other sewing notions in bulk. Note, that despite its name, it’s not a place to go for buying fabrics. There are a few shops with some fabrics (read on), but this is more of a wholesale place, and most of the building is made up of offices. I believe there used to be more fabric shops here but now it’s mainly offices, probably still dealing with textile trade, but they don’t sell fabric by the metre here if that’s what you are thinking. There are 3 or 4 shops on the ground floor selling things like ribbons, straps, zips, threads, buttons etc. There is also a Sing Mui Heng here that sells mainly to factories and wholesalers, but they do stock some Japanese fabrics, including fat quarters and pre-cut fabrics as well as off the bolt. They also have some cute printed ribbons/tapes that you can use as labels. I even found the large covered button shell for making macaron cases here.  There is another shop that sells all kinds of bag straps and buckles, and another shop that is full of YKK zips in every color! If you don’t have much time or you are just looking for fabrics, you can skip this one unless you have a hard time finding basic things like zippers and buckles in your own country, or if you want a large quantity of say, buttons and zips. It is much cheaper to buy these in Textile Centre because they sell everything in bulk.
  • Spotlight (for other fabrics)  see map (underground link from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station) I have not seen Japanese fabrics here other than some imported ones like Japanese cotton lawn, which are imported from Japan but if you are looking for specific brands like Kokka, Lecien, Yuwa, Sevenberry etc, this is not the place to go. This is more for buying other fabrics in general, and they have wide range of apparel, upholstery, curtain, quilting fabrics. Spotlight is big, and conveniently located on the 5th floor of Plaza Singapura. Good if you want to shop without the heat. Generally expensive due to its location, although if you dig through the bargain section you might be able to find something cheap. Sometimes you can find cute prints. Also a good source for other household products or crafts.

For Japanese stationery and other cute stuff

  • NBC Bookstore – Japanese stationery and gifts. Various locations, including the stationery department of Kinokuniya. Check their website for other locations.
  • Daiso – the $2 store
    This is the same chain as the famous 100yen shop in Japan, there is a big one located in Plaza Singapura (where Spotlight is), and lots of branches all over the island. Mind boggling range of items for $2 each. Everytime I come here, I forget what I came for, and end up buying lots of other things instead. Lots of cute stationeries, sewing goods. Including hard to find elsewhere metal purse frames, covered button kits, cut fabric, large sheets of felt, the list goes on….
  • Nippon-ya – Buy Japanese souveneirs without even leaving the country. Level B4, Ion Orchard. There is also Muji and a Royce Chocolate (both famous Japanese brands) a few doors away from Nippon-Ya on the same floor.

Well, these are the places I frequent, if you know of any other places I’ve missed out, do leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list.
I will be back next Wednesday to talk about fabrics, so see you then!

Fabric Shopping: Discover Arab Street’s Textile Shops

Fabric Shopping: Discover Arab Street’s Textile Shops

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When it comes to fabric shopping in Singapore, Kampong Gelam is pretty hard to beat. Take a stroll down Arab Street and you’ll discover generations-owned textile stores carrying dazzling arrays of fine fabrics. Whether you’re looking for high-quality silks, intricate batik or printed linens, these shops will have all you need (and more)!

 

Elegan’z by Molkan Fabrics Image credit: Molkan

Chances are, you’ll unearth some textile gems while exploring Molkan Fabric‘s aisles. The long-standing shop stocks a wide variety of fabrics, which you can also purchase in bulk at wholesale prices.

72 Arab Street, Tel: +65 9625 1554
Opening hours: 10.30am – 7.30pm daily

 

Gim Joo Textile Co.

Sourcing what you need should be a breeze at Gim Joo Textile Co., which carries yards of fabric in every texture, colour and print imaginable. The store’s sizeable offerings also come with reasonable price tags and friendly customer service, making a trip down worth your while.

90 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6293 6676
Opening hours: 9:30am – 6pm daily

 

Jasco Fabrics Image credit: Jasco Fabrics

Traditional prints take centre stage at Jasco Fabrics. From vibrant Thai silk embroidery to Batik Samarinda fabrics, and Mandala designs, you’ll be spoilt for choice here!

109 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6291 3163
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9.30am – 7:30pm

 

Jyothi Fabrics Image credits: Jyothi Fabrics

Great for those who aren’t as savvy with the sewing machine, Joythi Fabrics offers not just high-quality materials, but also made-to-measure tailoring services to help create your one-of-a-kind garment.

63 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6296 4784
Opening hours: 9:30am – 7:30pm daily

 

Kadir The White Falcon Enterprise Image credit: Kadir The White Falcon Enterprise

Go bonkers for Batik here! Located in the heart of Arab Street, this decades-old store is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, thanks to its range of batik and other textiles. Ready-made designs are available here too.

116 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6294 5786

 

Mahaco Impex Silk Shop Image credit: Mahaco Impex Silk Shop

Arguably one of the most well-known textile stores on Arab Street, Mahaco Impex Silk Shop carries only the finest fabrics, from luxurious silks to butter-soft satins and high-quality linens. Prices are kept reasonable, and their customer service is as impeccable as their goods.

51 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6396 0696
Opening hours: 9:30am – 7:30pm daily

 

Osman Silk House Image credit: Osman Silk House

If you’re searching for exclusive fabrics from brands like Liberty Fabrics, Chanel, Pierre Cardin and more, drop by Osman Silk House. These folks carry a good range of mid to high-end fabrics from all over the world, making it a popular stop for local dressmakers and sewing enthusiasts alike.

104 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6298 0355
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:45am -7pm; Sun 9:45am – 6:30pm

 

Royal Fabrics Image credits: Royal Fabrics

Royal Fabric’s offerings are well fit for royalty, with the store boasting high-end textiles in various styles, as well as ready-made clothes crafted from those fabrics. Materials used by designer brands can be found here too.

84 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6396 3820
Opening hours: 10am – 6.15pm daily

 

Sharvan’s Fabrics Image credit: Sharvan’s Fabrics

This wholesale and retail supplier has your run-of-the-mill fabrics, and then some. Here, you’ll find Songket and Rubia fabric, as well as other traditional textiles at wallet-friendly prices.

60 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6396 8309
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am – 8pm

 

V.K. Abdul Samad & Co Image credit: V.K. Abdul Samad & Co

In its third-generation of ownership, this store supplies fabrics to local and international designers alike. You’ll find an interesting mix of fabric designs, ranging from European linen to Korean silk prints.

66 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6296 6597
Opening hours: 10am – 7pm daily

 

Warna Fabric

Warna Fabric’s vibrant storefront showcases the endless possibilities for those who are looking to custom-make their very own traditional costumes. Take your pick from the shop’s wide supply of Middle-eastern and South-Asian inspired fabrics.

108 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6398 0504
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm daily

 

Sofa Singapore 2 from La Forma beige, fabric

Delivery and payment

Delivery time in Moscow and the region: when ordering from a warehouse, delivery the next day (when placing an order before 15:00) or every other day, in other cases the exact information is indicated in the product card

Delivery time to other cities: several working days. The exact information is indicated in the product card

Payment methods: cash upon receipt or on the website by credit card upon ordering

Payment for goods on order: 100% prepayment by bank card

In case of complete cancellation of the order by courier, the cost of delivery is paid.

Moscow + within a radius of 10 km

Courier delivery:

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Courier delivery 10 – 30 km from Moscow
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Express delivery 30 – 100 km from Moscow
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Delivery within Russia

We also deliver orders throughout Russia .

You can see the exact cost and delivery time of each product during the ordering process after entering the address.

90,000 In the USA, the ban on abortion was suspended and another 5 news

In Texas, a teenager who opened fire at a school was arrested, a murderer of three people was executed in Missouri, and California is looking for the lucky one who won a multi-million dollar jackpot. Read about this and other news today in the digest of the magazine USA.ONE :

In the United States, the law prohibiting abortions was suspended

And also: the first coronavirus pills and the recall of Volvo cars due to a malfunction of the airbag.

Court Blocks Texas Abortion Law

Photos: Twitter

On Wednesday, October 6, a federal judge ordered Texas to suspend the state’s abortion law. In a 113-page document, Robert Pitman called the Texas authorities to account, saying that “Republicans have come up with a transparent legislative framework to deprive patients of their constitutional right to abortion.” A temporary ban on refusal to terminate a pregnancy was introduced during the period of legal proceedings.But even the suspension of the law will not be able to resume abortion in Texas overnight, since many doctors are still afraid to get a lawsuit until a court decision is made on a permanent basis.

Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed a decree barring Texas women from having a fetus after 6 weeks of pregnancy in May 2021, and it went into effect on September 1, sparking massive protests and demonstrations. Many pregnant women at this time do not yet suspect that they are carrying a child, which means that they are deprived of the right to independently decide whether to give birth or not.On September 9, the Biden administration filed a lawsuit against women’s constitutional rights in Austin County Court for a temporary ban on the law. Five judges upheld the decision and four opposed it. However, it can be challenged in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, whose judges previously agreed to the legality of the actions of Texas lawmakers.

In Texas, a student arrested for shooting at a school

photo: nypost.com

During a fight in a high school in Arlington, Texas, 18-year-old student Timothy Simpkins used a firearm.As a result, four people were injured, three of them were injured and were hospitalized. Police said the guy opened fire during a conflict with another student. Immediately after the incident, Simpkins tried to escape in a car, but his identity was quickly identified and detained.

Timothy was taken to the police station, where he will be charged with three counts of assault with a lethal weapon. One of the wounded students received medical assistance right at the school and was allowed to go home.Another victim did not need hospitalization, and two other victims are still in the hospital. Nothing threatens their lives.

Missouri executed a man for murder 27 years ago

photo: Twitter

On October 5, 61-year-old Ernest Johnson was executed in a prison in Bonn Terre, who in 1994 killed three people during a robbery of a supermarket. Neither the objections of racial justice activists nor the petition of the Pope himself helped. Johnson died 9 minutes after being given a lethal injection of pentobarbital.At that time, a demonstration with the participation of 59 people was taking place under the walls of the prison. It is reported that Ernest spoke the words addressed to his family, breathed heavily, then puffed out his cheeks, swallowed with difficulty, and after a couple of seconds froze.

In his last written appeal, the prisoner wrote that he regrets what he had done and very much regrets it. He thanked his family and friends he loves, as well as everyone who prays for him. Johnson’s lawyer said the execution was in violation of the 8th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibits the execution of people with mental retardation.Ernest was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and a low IQ. During surgery to remove a benign tumor in 2008, he lost a fifth of his brain tissue. The Pope, racial justice activists and two Missouri congressmen tried to persuade Governor Mike Parson to pardon Johnson, but he refused to intervene.

On 12 February 1994, a man borrowed a 25-gauge pistol from his girlfriend’s 18-year-old son to rob a store and buy drugs. He burst into the room when there were no visitors and started shooting.As a result, he killed three supermarket employees – 57-year-old Mabel Scruggs, 58-year-old Fred Jones and 46-year-old Mary Bratcher. Their bodies were found in the restroom and refrigerator. Johnson himself requested a firing squad instead of a lethal injection, which could provoke seizures due to the loss of brain tissue. Ernest’s execution was the first in Missouri since May 2020 and the seventh in the United States in 2021.

California Looking for Powerball Winner

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A ticket sold in California matched 6 numbers drawn on Monday 4th October to win a Powerball jackpot of around $ 700 million! The sweepstakes Twitter page said:

“California, we have a winner! Congratulations to the lucky Morro Bay guy who won $ 699.8 million!”

The winning numbers are 66, 69, 12, 22, 54, and the Powerball is 15.Power Play number 2. The chance to hit such a big jackpot was 1 in 292.2 million. Even finding a pearl in an oyster shell, meeting a supermodel or being struck by lightning is 1,000 times more likely. This is the seventh highest jackpot in US lottery history. Nobody has won the main prize since June 5th. Then in Florida, a ticket worth $ 285.6 million was sold.

When the winner is announced, he will be able to choose between receiving the payment of the full amount of the prize over 29 years or a one-time, but in the amount of 496 million.Both options are taxed. Also 5 million dollar jackpot tickets were sold in Massachusetts (2), Arizona, Florida and Virginia. Powerball says there is a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize. For example, $ 50,000 has won 66 tickets over the past few weeks.

In the USA, pills for coronavirus have been created

photo: today.com

The pharmaceutical company Merck announced that it has created pills with which it is possible to prevent the severe development of COVID-19 and hospitalization.In trials of a substance called molnupiravir, 700 people took part, including people at risk. According to Merck, only 7% of those who took the drug, compared to 14% who did not, came to resuscitation.

It is reported that pills should be taken at an early stage of the disease – no later than 5 days after the onset of symptoms. The patients took them 2 times a day. On people who started taking the drug in the late stages of the development of coronavirus, it did not have a particular effect.Merck said that the third phase of the trial of the tablets will be completed ahead of schedule, because they have shown high effectiveness against all strains of COVID-19. At the same time, it is not reported what side effects the drug can give and to whom it is contraindicated. Merck is currently preparing documents for certification with the FDA and is coordinating the production of generics with other pharmaceutical companies around the world.

Volvo will recall 460 thousand cars due to defective airbag

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The defect reportedly killed at least one person and may injure many more. We are talking about the s60 and s80 sedans of 2001-2009 and 2001-2006, respectively. The airbag inflator “could explode” in these car models, according to a report by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Volvo dealership noted:

“During our investigation, we identified a problem due to which, under certain circumstances, the air bags may be subjected to excessive pressure and rupture.”

In particular, this can happen if the inflator is frequently exposed to high levels of humidity and high temperatures. An explosion of an airbag can lead to sharp metal fragments hitting the driver and passengers. Volvo will contact the owners of the cars subject to recall.

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Wholesale purchase of materials and fabrics in China – INTRA PRC

Guangzhou Jun Da 中 大 布料 市场 (大型 Fabric Market is the largest wholesale fabric market in China.The size of the market is huge – it is a street of shops, the choice of fabrics is amazing. Just to get around it, it will take at least three days. How we offer you to solve the problem of choosing fabrics in China:
  • You contact us, we jointly prepare a list of fabrics and accessories you need, or prepare an approximate assortment.
  • We prepare and purchase handles (palettes, color cards) and send you by high-speed mail. You rate the materials.
  • After you have selected an assortment, we purchase materials, check fabrics and send the materials to a transport company.

The cost of delivering fabrics to Russia depends on the delivery method and the type of customs clearance. The cargo will bring the fabric to the Russian Federation at a price of $ 1.2 per kg. depending on the material, its density, batch size. In the future, you can simply send us an order for the fabrics you have chosen and we will buy fabrics for you and send them in a convenient way.Also, you can always fly to China and choose fabrics from manufacturers yourself, and we will provide purchase and inspection. We also offer services for organizing the production of clothing in China – and we always have an excellent offer for you.

OUR CUSTOMERS

This year we have successfully completed the autumn-winter collection of knitwear, footwear and sewing group with the following customers:

  • UNIQUE FABRIC – CHERESHNYA brand and online store of designer clothes
  • 2 MOOD – a special mood of the 70s.
  • STUDIO29 – brand of women’s clothing from Russia in casual style
  • LJJ Bees clothes – brand of women’s clothing
  • 1811 EIGHTEEN ONE ONE – With its style, the brand promotes femininity in all its manifestations.
  • INSPIRE GIRLS – popular youth brand from inspiring Siberia
  • HEY BABY! – business stylish casual women’s wardrobe

Also here are some of our favorite customers:

  • For brand 12Storeez – production of a collection of warm clothes, knitwear, sweaters, accessories, shoes for 2017-2018
  • TOM FARR – production of knitwear collection
  • ÇAVAenfants – production of children’s clothing collection
  • NORVEG – production of knitwear collection
  • BAON – sewing fabrics
  • Snow Queen – fabrics, sewing equipment
  • Eleganzza.

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