Buying Fabric – Best Time to Shop For Fabric
It is not uncommon for everyone to rush in for shopping during holiday periods, such as Christmas and other end of season clearance sales. And buying fabric is no exception.
Quite often just before major holidays you can find pretty low prices and up to 70% off discounts on variety of fabrics as manufactures and wholesalers try to clear out their stock to make room for new fashion seasons at the beginning of the year. This is definitely the best time to hunt for excellent deals and save a lot of money on expensive fabric.
Having work in a top fashion company in the country, I can tell you right now, that apart from holiday sales, going to private designer’s fabric sales is a much better bargain. Mainly because fashion designers often pre-order a lot of high quality fabric for their initial sampling stage. But as quite often they end up not using as much fabric as they buy from travel trips, those left over are usually put away for an year or so (until the new range using those fabric are sold to the public) before they go onto designer’s fabric sale.
The sale periods for these beautiful fabrics are not fixed, as they all depend on each individual designer. But quite often you can expect them to be around October and April – because during these times fashion collections are close to their end for Winter and Summer seasons respectively. Many companies also need the extra capital gained from fabric sale to both meet their cash flow requirements with the bank and the same time to clear out the stock to make room for new season fabrics.
So the next time you need to shop for fabric, it might pay to be a little bit patient and see if there are any sales coming soon. This kind of event usually happen on word of mouth basis, so asking around your friends and neighborhood is the best bet to finding good deals on clothing fabric.