VISIT OUR TEXTILES HUB
OUR TEXTILES COMMUNITY HUB, IN HUDDERSFIELD...
As part of Temporary Contemporary - a Kirklees Council initiative repurposing empty retail units for use by creative charities and social enterprises - we are very fortunate to currently have occupancy of a unit in Huddersfield Piazza from March until December 2023.
Here we have formed our Textiles Hub, which aims to provide a space to welcome and support the textiles community of Kirklees. The space includes a Textiles Scrap Store, an area for hosting creative workshops and socials, a section with a small community library of textile books and resources and sewing machines you can hire by the hour.
The Hub is an important aspect to our work as a CIC as it allows us to focus on local solutions to solve textile waste problems. We are the first fabric and haberdashery Scrap Store on the High Street in the UK! Everything we sell has been donated to us by the textiles community locally. From the manufacturing industry, to small designer-makers, crafters and many more, the shop is a treasure trove of textile finds, enabling a circular economy to flourish.
Why are we a 'Scrap Store'?
The global fashion and textile industry is not operating within sustainable planetary boundaries. Every day the industry creates excessive air, water and land pollution, exploits workers and generates waste. Business-as-usual cannot continue. We believe that many of the solutions lie within local communities. Working collectively we can improve how textile materials flow through users, reposition textiles as valuable materials to increase their longevity, and realise the importance of everyday creativity to bring communities together.
How can you support us?
In addition to buying and donating to the shop, there are many other ways to support us. You can book onto a workshop, join us for one of our monthly Stitch Socials, use the workshop space for your own textile group or volunteer with us.
Our current opening hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm.