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How you can use fabric instead of wrapping paper this Christmas!

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How you can use fabric instead of wrapping paper this Christmas!

Are you trying to think of a way to make your gifts extra special this Christmas? If so, you must check out this blog on fabric Christmas wrapping!

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Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show

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Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show

Hall C Stand C240 After a busy few weeks in the shop, our attention has turned to the next show which is the Knitting and Stitching Show at the Harrogate Convention Centre. This show is a special one in the year for many reasons and one that the FG team look forward to and this is why…. 1. It is the last show of the year. Everyone knows that the Fabrics Galore team love a show, from the satisfaction of filling 4-5 boxes of fat quarters, to the traditional Starbucks Breakfasts with the Boss and especially meeting new customers and...

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Is fast fashion harming our health as well as the planet? A guide to the OEKO-TEX standard and what it means for our health

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Is fast fashion harming our health as well as the planet? A guide to the OEKO-TEX standard and what it means for our health

It is estimated that the fashion industry will account for 25% of the world’s carbon budget by 2050 and not surprisingly the environmental impact of this economic giant of an industry is under intense scrutiny in the media. We can all understand how the fast and furious nature of fashion is harmful to the planet but what if the clothes consumed in ever increasing quantities also posed a risk to our health? The OEKO-TEX Standard 100, introduced over 25 years ago addresses this very issue by testing for 100 harmful substances in textiles, any one of which could compromise the...

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Plaids, Checks and Tartans

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Plaids, Checks and Tartans

Plaids, Checks and Tartans have long be associated with Autumn and Winter, especially in homewares but this year the fashion world went slightly mad for them. Although some designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs have long been associated with the traditional checks, it has become such a big trend that even designers like Versace and Micheal Kors created looks featuring a varied selection of the pattern. Lets start with the 90's... As the Spice Girls have got back together it feels like we have gone back to 1998 in areas other than fashion and checks are part of that....

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Our top fabrics for this year’s Winter fashion trends!

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Our top fabrics for this year’s Winter fashion trends!

Stay on top of all the latest fashion trends for Winter 2018 with the team here at Fabrics Galore!

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