Fabric Types

With a strong focus on natural fibers the range is diverse, including not only a great selection of quality basics like Japanese cotton shirtings, silk chiffons, satins and georgettes, woolen suitings and coatings and linens, and also specialty pieces like New Zealand merino knits, leather hides, eco and organic fabrics and much more.

Price range is a general indication only, some specialty items will sit outside of these prices.

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MERINO

Merino wool is one of the finest and softest wools available and New Zealand produces some of the best quality Merino wool in the world. The Fabric Store has the best range of Merino knits available in New Zealand! Merino types stocked include both single, and double woven jersey in a wide range of weights and colours

 

Properties

  • 100% natural and sustainable
  • Soft, insulating, breathable and moisture wicking
  • Easy care and machine washable
  • Unique thermal properties which keep you warm in winter and cool in summer

Uses

  • A wide range of clothing items including T-shirts, dress shirts, denim jeans, sun dresses and more

Price Range $24.00 - $36.00/m

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COTTON

Cotton is the most common of the natural fibre family, with a wide range of items made from this practical fibre.

 

Properties

  • 100% natural
  • Breathable and cool to wear
  • Easy care and machine washable

Uses

  • A wide range of clothing items including T-shirts, dress shirts, denim jeans, sun dresses and more

Price Range $10.00 - $22.00/m

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LINEN

Despite its reputation for creasing, linen is one of our favourite fibres here at The Fabric Store. The texture and handle of linen is unique to this fibre.

 

 Properties

  • 100% natural
  • Stronger than cotton
  • Breathable and cool to wear
  • Machine washable
  • Absorbent

Uses

  • Perfect for summer weight dresses, trousers, jackets and skirts
  • Linen is a very durable fabric, and is also suitable for home wares such as tea towels, table cloths, bedding and curtains

Price Range $15.00 - $30.00/m

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SILK

We stock a wide range of silks from lightweight chiffons and china silks to raw and suiting weights.

 

Properties

  • 100% natural
  • Lightweight silks drape well
  • Has a beautiful luster
  • Keeps you comfortable in summer, and warm in winter
  • Dyes well

Uses

  • Often used in special occasion wear: ball gowns, wedding dresses, and high fashion garments

Price Range $18.00 - $36.00/m

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WOOL

From heavy Melton to lightweight suiting and crepe, we offer a range of wool options for a variety of garments and seasons.

 

Properties

  • 100% natural
  • Very durable and flexible
  • An excellent insulator, keeping you warm
  • Flame Retardant
  • Water Repellent to a certain degree

Uses

  • Great for a variety of garments to be worn from autumn through to spring, such as coats, trousers, dresses, scarves, also great for suits
  • Perfect for blankets and throws

Price Range $20.00 - $48.00/m

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RAYON / VISCOSE

 

Properties

  • Made from wood pulp, which has been manufactured to a fibre which has the drape of a silk, with the breathability, ease of care and comfort of cotton
  • Anti-static properties
  • Easy to dye

Uses

  • A range of fashion garments, from special occasion through to casual wear. Including dresses, trousers, tunics, skirts and many other options

Price Range $12.00 - $18.00/m

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LYOCELL / TENCEL

 

Properties

  • A variety of Viscose/Rayon, made from wood pulp
  • Easy to dye
  • Creases less than cotton
  • Drapes beautifully

Uses

  • Often stocked as a knit fabric, great for light weight T-shirts, singlets and dresses

Price Range $12.00 - $18.00/m

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SPECIALTY FABRICS

At The Fabric Store we stock a variety of contemporary specialty items from sequined and embroidered fabrics through to leather hides and PVC’s.
Note: Specialty items in-stock will vary from season to season depending on current trends and availability.

 

Our Range

  • Sequined and embroidered pieces
  • Lace
  • Leather
  • Faux Fur
  • PVC
  • Performance fabrics for outerwear and activewear
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OTHER

Although we stock mostly natural fibers, we offer a small range of high quality synthetics and synthetic/natural blends if they carry unique properties or uses.

 

Sythetic Options

  • Acetate Linings
  • Synthetic & synthetic/natural blends for easy care
  • Synthetic & synthetic/natural blends with unique finishes and textures
  • PVC
  • Lurex Blends
  • Performance fabrics for outerwear and activewear
  • Faux Fur
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