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Wholesale cheap fabric for business idea

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notnagging Sun 06-Jan-13 12:38:22

Most people I know source from Asian areas or online now.

costumequeen Fri 28-Dec-12 15:40:10

Birmingham Rag Market - loads of stalls sell it at £1 p/m...variable quality but worth a reseatch trip! (it's open Tues, Fri and Sat I think!)

InMySpareTime Tue 18-Dec-12 09:31:01

Is there nothing in Dundee? It looked very warehouse-heavy when I was there, ideal for storing fabrics.

cuteable Tue 18-Dec-12 09:28:00

yeah there's a remnant kings. sorry i haven't been clear. my business idea is to source fabric and sell it on to make a profit... but i want cheaper fabric as there is nowhere here that sells cheaper fabric... miss the market in Durham.

AgentProvocateur Tue 18-Dec-12 08:23:17

Do you have remnant kings in Aberdeen? I think you can order online.

lljkk Tue 18-Dec-12 08:13:48

Oh... and car boot sales, and jumble sales. Get a discount if you're buying loads. Try Freegle, too, maybe.

lljkk Tue 18-Dec-12 08:13:17

From a charity shop, You can buy a nice king size duvet cover around here for £4-£5. That's got to be well over 2m^2.

pillowcases for 60p.

You could see if you can compete with ragman for suitable textiles surplus, too.

cuteable Mon 17-Dec-12 19:38:44

thanks! im in aberdeen but would travel as i doubt there's anywhere in this part of the country. the only places that sell fabric up here are john Lewis or dunelm mill. im thinking fabrics up to £5 per m2 but most cheaper than that. its just an idea at the moment so just looking to try find suitable places to source the fabric from... ill have a look at the suggestions smile

lljkk Mon 17-Dec-12 13:44:12

Street markets, maybe.
How cheap do you want it, how many pence or £/m^2 would you want to pay?

RueDeWakening Mon 17-Dec-12 13:18:54

I know people who buy bolts from fabricland and sell on at a profit, ditto Chawlas.

InMySpareTime Mon 17-Dec-12 12:59:10

Where are you in the country?
I know a few places in Manchester, they tend to be in (how to put this politely) more ethnically diverse areas.

cuteable Mon 17-Dec-12 08:33:10

I have a business idea but need to look at the viability of it. Where i live there is a lack of places that sell cheap fabric. Years ago, my grandparents lived where there was a market with a man who sold really cheap fabric. im trying to find out where he maybe sourcing it from.

anyone know where i would get rolls of cheap fabric? im assuming its a wholesaler who sells end of line stuff ...

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