I then moved on to Berwick street to find the famous "Cloth House". on this street i came across a few silk shops and other fabric places too. Certainly my first time touching expensive luxurious fabrics! average prices were £145 per meter. Hope your jaw didn't drop open like mine at the time. Whole day was spent in various fabric shops collecting free samples where possible if not buying the minimum amount which added up to a fairly large amount. Luckily I was sharing with two other friends, so it did work a bit cheaper. Notes: for those of you that cannot tell the difference between fake/real fur...look at the back of the fabric if its woven its obviously FAKE if on leather then real. Also real fur isn't available on rolls as its almost impossible to produce that way!!
|Cloth house, the smaller one. Quite generous with samples also a very homely atmosphere|
|The textile king, another friendly place which did tailoring|
|£180 per m from Broadwick silks, just of Berwick St. Very heavy weight|
|£99 per m for netted fabric and £125 per m for the sequined fabric. Both from the Silk Society in Berwick St.|