The fabric determines what the model eventually looks like. This way, you can create many different styles with just one model. But why do different fabrics have such a different look and feel? And how can you make an environmentally and socially responsible choice? On this page you can find a short overview of the different types of fibre, quality labels, fabric types and a list of fabric shops.
Types of fibre
The raw materials that are used for the fabric production.
Recognised labels for socially and ecologically responsible production.
The cotton comes from used clothing and fabrics or tissue, and the polyester from plastic found in the sea.
- Berger, Kazernestraat 84, 1000 Brussel: Here you can find many different types of fabric, from basic cotton and viscose jersey in beautiful plain colours, to furnishing fabric, and all for very good prices.
- Maison des Tissus, Elsensesteenweg 117, 1050 Elsene: Here you can find many fashion fabrics of different qualities (i.a. Italian), but also beautiful silks, all for very decent prices.
- Maison Dorée, Elsensesteenweg 14, 1050 Elsene: A big shop with mainly fashion fabrics, but also bridal fabrics en excellent quality woolen fabrics.
- Les Tissus du Chien Vert, Groene Hondstraat 2, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek: One of the most beautiful fabric shops I’ve seen, worth paying a visit just for the décor. All types of fabric, decent prices, and even a clearance corner.
- Le Chien du Chien, Koolmijnenkaai 50a 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek: The fantastic décor continues! At this shop you’ll mostly find furnishing fabrics, but also leather, silk and other exclusive fabrics.
- Nostex Joyce, Waversesteenweg 790, 1040 Etterbeek
- Zondagmarkt Zuid, Rond het Zuidstation in Brussel 9u-13u: Here you can find quite a lot of stalls selling fabrics for very low prices.
- Pauli stoffen, Mechelsestraat 14, 3000 Leuven: Small shop but big offer for decent prices.
- Stoffenspektakel, Brabanthal, Brabantlaan 1, 3001 Leuven: This fabric fair travels around and comes to the Brabanthal every couple of months. You can easily spend a couple of hours browsing the big amount of fabric and sewing supplies stalls.
- Donderdagmarkt Sittard, Markt Sittard, 9u-13u: This is where it all started for me. The big range of fabric types and prices guaranteed I always found something that inspired me or could practice with.
- Vrijdagmarkt Maastricht, Markt en Hoenderstraat Maastricht, 9u-15u: A weekly market with a few fabric stalls.
- Nostex, Luikersteenweg 9, 3500 Hasselt