I have created a list of retail + wholesale fabric stores that sell fashion fabrics. Many of the retail fabric stores sell wholesale. I have included fabric stores and textiles companies that have modern, ergonomic fabrics. Visit my FREE RESOURCES page to download the PDF document.
Their fabrics are:
Ethical/ Fair Trade
I have researched each company. They all care about selling modern apparel fabrics. They carry a lot of plant-based apparel fabrics and sustainable apparel fabrics.
I have included a brief info about who they are. The intros are in quotations because they are the introductions of their products from their websites. I wanted to include the intro of their fabric company to give you an idea of who they are and what they sell.
I have included the location of the company. I have included whether they ship worldwide. If I didn’t include their shipping information it is because they did not state it on their website. They most-likely ship worldwide– most all of the fabric stores and textile companies listed do with the exception of a few.
Location: (Online) De Liesbosch 8d 3439 LC Nieuwegein The Netherlands
“Bo Weevil offers high quality fabrics and products made from GOTS certified organic cotton. Including private labeling for sustainable cotton products. B2B only. In 1990, Bo Weevil was at the origin of organic cotton.
Today we continue to commit to a truly sustainable world, by making certified organic cotton fabrics and products easily available to conscious companies (and their customers) all over the planet. The GOTS label guarantees that the entire production chain is sustainable: from field to finished product.” - Bo Weevil
Location: (Online + Brick & Mortar) 4636 NE 42nd Ave, Suite C
Portland, OR 97218
(Worldwide Shipping - USA Mostly)
“Bolt Neighborhood Fabric Boutique is a unique fabric shop in vibrant northeast Portland, Oregon. We offer a curated and ever-changing selection of quality fabrics. We are honored to be a part of your creative process.” - Bolt Fabric
Location: (Online) Parc Jarry Montreal, QC, Canada H2J2C9
“Core Fabrics was born from the desire to source and supply beautiful, high-quality textiles that are kinder to the planet and people who produce them. As makers passionate about both craft and sustainability, we’re committed to providing our vibrant community of sewists with inspiring fabrics that are manufactured and distributed in environmentally and ethically responsible ways.
This means that you can feel good not only about your beautiful handmade wardrobe, but also the textiles you used to create it. Core Fabrics offers modern makers a curated selection of inspiring, high-quality and sustainable fabrics. Shop our online store for your next sewing project, and feel good about your beautiful handmade wardrobe and the textiles you used to create it.” - Core Fabrics
Location: (Online) Central Coast California, USA
“We are Andrea and Patrick. A husband and wife team from the beautiful Central Coast of California. We own and operate Cottoneer Fabrics. A happy little online fabric store, featuring fabrics that make us…well… happy. Because making things at home, for our home, and for our family is what brings us joy.” - Cottoneer
Location: (Textile Manufacturer) Showroom: Vertical Garments Ltd /dba Discovery Knitting Unit B, Magna Road South Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4ZH, United Kingdom
Discovery Knitting is a high end boutique knitting mill located in Great Britain. All knits on our website are first quality, repeatable fabrics manufactured at our mill. We have a proud heritage of manufacturing dedicated British knitted fabrics since 1986. Our passion is creating new and unusual knits as well as superb basic qualities.
We have a long history of service creating customized product for brand name companies throughout England, Europe, Japan and America. Our Online Store has been created to inspire and supply designers, manufacturers, students and all those with a passion to create in the world of apparel.
We hope you will enjoy exploring our collections
which include a wide range of fabric constructions
and weights (gsm /grams per square metre).” - Discovery Knitting
Location: (Online) Toronto, Canada
“Doriya is an online fabric company that sell high-end sustainable fabrics. Established in 2017 by Yashmeen Bajwa to offer sustainable luxury through fabrics that are as simple as the fiber and as complex as the weave. With care for all beings and all that exists. We bring you fabrics you’ll love. Offering them in retail and wholesale.” - Doriya
Location: (Online) 1114 E. Walnut Street
Carson, CA 90746
“Eagle Fabrics is a local company in Los Angeles and it custom produces Premium quality Made in USA fabrics Since 1988. Eagle Fabrics, a division of SFO Impact, Inc., is a wholesale fabric company that prides itself in fulfilling the knitting, dyeing, finishing, and printing needs of the apparel manufacturer. Established in 1988, Eagle Fabrics has distinguished itself as a leader in innovation and quality in knitted textile fabrication. We are recognized for being up to date on the latest advances in the textile industry and constantly strive to maintain and improve our level of expertise.” - Eagle Fabrics
Eco Fashion Fabrics
Location: (Online + Brick & Mortar) Shop Address: Geldropseweg 84a
5611 SK Eindhoven The Netherlands
“We offer home sewists a curated collection of trendy, high-quality dressmaking fabrics. Fabrics with an eco-certification that are ethically manufactured by responsible producers. Focusing on primarily natural and sustainable fibers. The better choice for your handmade wardrobe!” - Eco Fashion Fabrics
Location: (Textile Manufacturer) 1035 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA
“Ecotex is the original eco-friendly & sustainable textile company. We have the expertise and experience to you source innovative and environmentally responsible products with people and the planet in mind.
Since our inception in 1992, we have specialized in the development of premium sustainable fabrics including those made from eco-friendly, organic, recycled and biodegradable materials.” - Ecotex
Location: (Online) FABERWOOD Pendeen Road, Sheffield, S11 7EN, UK
“FABERWOOD promotes new and innovative work by established and emerging contemporary fabric designers. At FABERWOOD we carefully curate our selection, seeking out the finest quality textiles from around the world. At the heart of what we do, is a desire to connect people with designers that will surprise and inspire them.
Our emphasis is on the unconventional, modern graphical designs we love, not the mock vintage patterns of the mainstream. FABERWOOD is in Sheffield, England, on the edge of the beautiful Peak District. Our stunning surroundings form the perfect backdrop to showcase the creativity of the designers we feature. A considered collection of modern fabric, lovingly curated by Fiona Trevaskiss.” - Faberwood
Fabric Fun House
Location: (Online) Texas, USA
"Our team is proud to offer eco-conscious, specialty fabrics and high quality products that are hard to come by. We value the authentic relationships we have built with customers. The return customer rate reaffirms that our values are woven into the company. Our creative yet decerning staff are innately dedicated to personal and professional growth.
If you have been with us long, you have witnessed us blossom through the power of creativity and collaboration. We supply U.S. & Canadian makers with the highest quality Cork Fabric, Waxed Canvas, Silicone Leather, & Notions. Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Women-Led and Veteran-Owned.” - Fabric Fun House
Location: (Online) Showroom: Plot No. 835, 2nd Floor Udyog Vihar, Phase V Gurgaon-122001
“Fabrocia Craftex builds the bridge and mediates for our clients. We had a vast network of vendors across India with an understanding of the world-class leading-edge buying tools and techniques. We offer various products in Home and Lifestyle category including Furnishings & Textiles made-ups, all kind of fabrics in cotton, linen, silk, polyester and blend of different qualities, organic and sustainable fabrics, sustainable products. We also offer design inputs for product development by design experts.”
- Fabrocia Craftex
Location: (Online) PO Box 892 Gualala, CA 95445
“Harmony Art's mission is to inspire environmental and social change through creative and sustainable product lines. Strictly organic since 2005, Harmony Art sources fabrics that are healthy for people and planet. Always.” - Harmony Art
Location: (Online + Brick & Mortar) 1620 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
“Harts Fabric is a family owned, independent fabric store established in 1969. We strive to bring you the highest quality fabrics anywhere. We offer a unique assortment of modern cottons, wearable apparel and home decor fabrics.
Harts Fabric is your source for modern quilting, apparel, and home decor fabrics – both online and in our Santa Cruz, brick and mortar store. We carry a great selection of top quality fabrics and accessories, including notions, patterns, and sewing machines. Shop our most popular fabrics, including apparel & fashion fabric, modern quilting cottons, jersey knit fabric, modern Japanese imported fabric, athletic-wear and much more.”
- Harts Fabric
Location: (Online) 7625 Somerset Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
“Hemp Traders is the largest supplier of hemp fiber products in the country. We supply hemp fabric, hemp fiber, hemp hurds, hemp boards, hemp twine, hemp rope, hemp seeds and seed oil.” - Hemp Traders
Location: (Online) Rancho Cordova, California, USA
“A family-owned textile mill specializing in American made selvage cloth produced on vintage machines using domestically grown, natural fibers. Huston Textile Co. began with a fascination for restoring antique American made machinery that soon evolved into a passion for recreating heirloom fabrics. As one of the only selvage fabric makers left in the United States, we are proud to take part in the resurgence of vintage-quality fabrics and the revival of American textile production.” - Huston Textile
I See Fabric
Location: (Online) Battleground, Washington
“ISee Fabric is a specialty online fabric store located in Battleground, WA in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are a small, mom-run shop and always working hard to improve your experience here. The owner, Becca, came upon a friend selling some deadstock fabric in 2019, took a leap, and the rest is history. Now we have a few part time employees helping with customer service and cutting, we have fabrics being milled specifically for our shop, but we are still being run from home with lots of kids running around!” - ISee Fabric
Location: (Textile Manufacturer) 3631 Union Pacific Ave Los Angeles, CA, USA 90023
“Socially & enviromentally responsible knit fabrics. Made in LA.
Since 1986, Laguna Fabrics has been a market leader in supplying novelty domestic knits to the contemporary, active wear and junior markets. Based near Downtown Los Angeles, most of our fabrics are knit in-house and dyed and finished within a few miles of our offices. Being vertically integrated and staying local allows for fast lead times and superior quality control.” - Laguna Fabrics
Laura Chenoweth Organic Fabrics
“Laura Chenoweth is an Ethical Textile Consultant helping small businesses connect responsible textile manufacturing with ethical textile value integrity. Her extensive knowledge includes india organic cotton market, eco-friendly dyes, fumigation and textile landfill issues.
Laura Chenoweth has been working within the textile industry since her first visit to India in 1995. Her evolving knowledge and experience includes 15 years of business within textile value in supply chain management decisions, managing an organic cotton apparel line and initiating home décor product design. She lives with her fiancé and son in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.” - Laura Chenoweth
Location: (Online) Itter, Malkowski, Rima GbR Leuschnerdamm 13, Aufgang 3 10999 Berlin
"You never create change by fighting the existing. To change something, you build new models that make the old obsolete" Richard Buckminster Fuller At Lebensclothing, we like fabrics. Fabrics that not only look beautiful and feel good, but are also produced fairly and sustainably - from the cotton field to the dyeing to the retailer. To guarantee you this, we have all our textiles certified according to GOTS standards (GOTS). A socially friendly processing, fair trade and fair prices for the producers are our top principles. This makes your individually manufactured pieces even more valuable.
But sustainability is not everything for us. It is just as important to us to provide you with the latest colors and qualities. That is why we are constantly developing our range. We get inspiration for this from various showrooms and trade fairs in Berlin. You can also find ideas for your sewing projects on our blog.” - Lebenskleidung
Maker Mountain Fabrics
“Maker Mountain Fabrics specializes in contemporary, designer quilting and apparel fabrics, as well as sewing patterns from independent designers. Inspiring and supplying your creative self care with apparel fabric, indie patterns and time sewing together!” - Maker Mountain Fabrics
Metermeter Fabric Store
Location: (Online + Brick & Mortar) Skt. Pauls Kirkeplads 7 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
“METERMETER is a modern fabric store with a special focus on quality and sustainability. Everything is hand-picked and carefully selected to be able to offer an exquisite collection of fabrics, patterns and accessories that ensure good sewing experiences and clothes that last a long time.
Our love for the sustainable perspective on sewing itself is expressed, among other things, by making demands so that the road from fiber to finished clothes has burdened the environment and people as little as possible. It is also about consuming right, and not consuming more than what one needs. That is why we always find the best qualities with a sense of the good style that never goes out of style. Then your home-made clothes can last a long time and be used again and again. The second can not actually pay off in the long run.” - Metermeter
Monaluna Sustainable Design
Location: (Online) Walnut Creek, CA
“Monaluna creates modern prints on organic cotton fabric for quilting, sewing, apparel and the home. Monaluna is a textile and surface design company specializing in organic cotton printed fabric. I’m Jennifer Moore, an artist and designer based in Walnut Creek, California.
I started Monaluna in 2010 out of a desire to bring more eco-friendly textile options to the marketplace for designers, sewists and quilters. I’ve now been designing fabrics for over 12 years, and have produced over 30 Monaluna fabric collections. All of our fabrics are certified by GOTS, or the Global Organic Textile Standards, which ensures that every step of the production meets strict social and environmental standards.” - Monaluna Sustainable Design
Location: (Textile Manufacturer) Montreal, Quebec, Canada
“Montloup is a Montreal company that works in the creation and design of organic and ecological fabrics, knitted in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) with respect for the environment . Its mission is to further the research and development of fabrics made in Montreal by placing ecology at the heart of its priorities.”- Montloup