Our Fabrics

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.

Merino

Price Range: $24 - $36 p/m

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. Global Fabrics 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

  • Perfect for baby wraps and baby clothes
  • Also popular for a diverse range of clothing from high fashion to active-wear

Cotton

Price Range: $10 - $22 p/m

Cotton is the most common of the natural fibre family with many popular every day clothing 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

Linen

Price Range: $15 - $30 p/m

Despite its reputation for creasing, linen is one of our favourite fibres here at Global Fabrics. 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

Silk

Price Range: $18 - $36 p/m


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

Wool

Price Range: $20 - $48 p/m


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

Rayon

Price Range: $12 - $18 p/m


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

Lyocell / Tencel

Price Range: $12 -$18 p/m


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

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

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.

Synthetic 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
We also stock a selection of other fibres, including polyester, nylon, acrylic, triacetate in high fashion pieces.