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    An exciting fibre design and fashion market . Shop for works produced by these talented designers & makers including many new vendors !

    Designed by Linda Lundström: Raw-edged fur and leather garments by a Canadian fashion icon who happens to live right here in Caledon.

    Copper Fox Designs: Cotton, silk and wool scarves and shawls dyed with Indigo by Carole Blakeman, using the techniques of Shibori, Japanese resist by stitching, folding and manipulation of the cloth.  

    Fred & Bean "Up-Cycled" materials repurposed into apparel and duffels.

    Ms. Emma Designs: artwear hand made in Italy by Sofia Verna, one of the original proponents of "slow fashion". Each peice is unique, incorporating old pieces of embroideries, lace, handpaintings, beads, etc. to create stunning garments and home decor pieces that will make you happy.

    Gail Backus is a fine artist working in a variety of media. Her Rare Threads collection transfers her art images onto a variety of wearable formats including scarves, tank tops, dresses, and kimonos.

    Svetlana's Creations: blankets, throws, bed scarfs, pet beds made in Orangeville from 100% genuine mega-chunky merino wool from Europe.

    Weaverbee:   Elizabeth Bryan's hand-dyed and handwoven scarves, bags and household textiles.

    Hildegarde Sausik Collection: an established fashion designer, Hildegarde has changed her focus away from the commercial market back to her roots by designing a Wearable Art collection made with natural fibers, some featuring hand-printing.

    Maryke Dolls: exquisite art dolls individually made by Robyn Weening using upcycled and earth friendly fabrics. A line of simpler toy dolls is also available.

    Therma Kōta: Nordic inspired, high-fashion outerwear from co-founders Linda Lundström, and daughters Sophie and Moshe.

    Tres Bello: Fair-trade clothing and decor from Ghana, Equador and Thailand, plus local designs with an eye to comfort.

    Lousje & Bean: a collection of european inspired, easy-to-wear clothing for sylish and artsy women ages 40-99. Locally deigned and sewn.

    Lumiscapes: unique lamps based on the original landscape paintings of artist Lonny Doherty.

    Nadine Nevitt: Pillows, prints and cards featuring original pen and ink designs.

    Olga Saras Couture Collection: garments hand made on vintage knitting and sewing machines in Loretto Ontario. Outstanding design and craftsmanship.

    DejaVu Design: funky & original skirts, dresses and bags made from upcycled and natural fibres by Laura Levitt in Hillsburgh, ON.

    Ben's Scarves: Unique scarves and wraps lovingly hand-knit by Benitta Wilcox.

    Kaskii Functional clothing and bags created by an Indigenous sewing circle from Eabametoong First Nation in NW Ontario. Also known as Fort Hope, the community is located 360 km. north of Thunder Bay on the northern shore of Eabamet Lake along the Albany River, and is accessible by air and winter road.

    Connect with our vendors and cut out the middleman - net sales proceeds go directly to the vendors.

    For much more info about our vendors and their products and the opportunity to buy on-line, visit rarethreads.ca .

    Click here for our returns policy .

    New vendors welcome for spring! Contact rarethreads@altonmill.ca for more info.

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    rarethreads@altonmill.ca

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