Sources: or, where to get outdoors fabrics, patterns
Frustrated trying to find quality fleece, hardware or Gore-tex
at your local chain store? Do they look at you like your are an
alien life form when you ask for Polartec or Cordura?I know that
feeling, and that's why I have compiled this list of specialty retailers.
This is a list of all the sources I know of, both on-line
and not. If you have one to add, please email me! Also, note
I am not affiliated with any of these businesses; but I do business
with many of them. When you support
these great little companies, please let them know how you found
Check the listings below for EPIC, Dryskin, down, print supplex, and other hard
to find items. Please
do not email me and ask me where to get a specific item; I will
just give you this URL.
Beacon Fabric & Notions - Activewear fabrics and Outdoor Fabrics Supplex, Ripstop and other Nylon Fabrics. Sunbrella and other Awning Fabrics.
- The Green Pepper
Patterns, fabrics, notions. 1285 River road, Eugene, OR 97404
- Outdoors Wilderness Fabrics
Patterns, fabrics and notions, heat sealing tape, plus a very
knowledgeable staff. Now featuring SILNYLON. They
also have an excellent wholesale policy. Thanks, Lynn and
Dale, and the gang: you guys are the greatest! 1-800-693-7467,
123 E. Simplot Blvd. Caldwell, Idaho 83605 .
- Quest Outfitters
Patterns, notions and fabric; source of clear heat sealing tape,
Schoeller Dryskin(!) 1-800-359-6931,
4919 Hubner Circle, Sarasota FL 34241
- Rockywoods Outdoors Fabrics
fabrics, patterns, fleece, Gore-tex, XCR, Paclite, supplex,
lots of camouflage fabric. Carrying
EPIC stretch soft shell fabrics now.
970-663-6163. 4221 W. Eisenhower, Loveland, CO 80537.
- Rose City Textiles
They have some of everything here, with many manufacturer's ends. It's best to call and get samples: lots to choose from.1-800-RCT-5666, 2515 NW Nicolai
Portland Oregon 97210
- Seattle Fabrics Patterns,
notions and fabric. Great catalog and a new website!
Water resistant zippers. 1-206-525-0670. 8702 Aurora
Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98103.
- The Rain Shed Patterns,
notions and fabric.1-877-890-0333 . 87707 NW 11th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330
- Thru-Hiker Silnylon, down, kits and other items
geared towards the lightweight hiker and backpacker. Also, how-to
pages, and message boards.
- Discovery Trekking Outfitters
Polartec Windpro and Windpro Stretch, Polartec Powershield, Windbloc and
many other technical fabrics from Polartec (too many to list, including print colors of Powerstretch!)
919 Ironwood St.,Campbell River BC V9W 3E5,(250) 286 6577
- Macphee Workshop
patterns, outerwear fabrics, own line of patterns, catalog.
Box 10, Site 16, RR8 Edmonton Alberta T5L 4H8. 1-888-Macphee
- Peak Fabrics
43 River Ridge Close, Calgary, AB, Canada T3Z 3K9 , 403-242-9996 or 403-242-3537. Appointment only for showroom. Many nice technical fabrics
- Sundrop Textiles 310-2071
Kingsway AVe., Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 6N2 604-464-5236