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Rare Threads

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

    Gosia Eco Designs : Natural dyed, eco-friendly collection hand crafted by Margaret Marcy - silks, cottons sumptuous!

    Hides in Hand:  100% Canadian, from Rockwood, handcrafted products while keeping quality and tradition alive within the leather industry; protecting resources and animals to maintain renewable resources. 

    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.

    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.

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

    b.o.a.t Social Club - Trendy logoed hoodies, T's and tanks and accessories. Prewashed cozy and soft.  Refuse to sink.

    Ashtown Creations - Handmade, water resistant cork and funky printed canvas purses, bags, wallets, and wristlets.

    Julia Masci Textiles - All natural fibres and dyes create beautiful shawls, scarves, baskets, baby onesies, and yoga poofs.

    Duchess M Collection - Sparkle and whimsy are found in all headbands, hair-clips, bracelets, scarves, aprons, and neck warmers.

    Guru - Beautifully re-designed, these upcycled 100% silk vintage saris are reinvented into one of a kind modern classic women's dresses, skirts, shirts, and headbands.

    Harmony Meadows Alpaca - Super cozy and warm marled alpaca wool yarn socks, mitts, hats, vests and dryer balls.

    C.J. Clare Artwork - Original artwork transferred onto dresses, shirts, T's, and shawls. Many images include musical icons, and graphic flower motifs.

    NoMiNoU - Active sportswear featuring global indigenous artwork on every piece. Women's and men's leggings, tanks, hoodies, shorts, and masks, made from upcycled water bottles.

    Michele Taras Art Apparel - High colour, funky and fun original artwork transferred to leggings, tanks, and dresses. 

    Olioeco - Women's coats, dresses, shirts, jackets, and pants, classic styling but with a twist.  Upcycled and end-of-bolt fabrics create fashion re-imagined. 

    Elina Ten - Incredible stand alone wearable art, these shawls, dresses, jackets, and wall art are individually nunofelted creating unique, and stunning pieces every time.

    Lydia Panart - Abstract original art created by the artist, transferred to each 100% silk scarf.  Soft, silky and magical. 

    Love Gram, Co. - Sweet products for new mothers, and babies.  Breast pads, swaddling blankets, receiving blankets, and carrying bags, all 100% cotton, super soft cotton. 

    KOOL Designs - Up-cycled animal feedbags re-imagined as totes, purses, cross-body bags, and carry-all's.  Made from feedbags and designer sample fabric books, nothing is wasted.

    Plus ever-changing pop-up vendors - check out the latest at .

    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 .

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    New vendors welcome! Contact for more info.

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