Today I want to share with you one of my favourite online fabric stores, Rag Rescue. I can’t take the credit for discovering this great vintage fabric resource - I first heard of UK-based Rag Rescue from Katie Armitage at Les Soeurs Anglaises (LSA run an annual 5 day Julie Arkell workshop in the south of France). Thanks for the tip Katie!
Rag Rescue salvages vintage fabric, trims and haberdashery and, in owner Sandie’s words, “brings them into the future, clean and fresh ready to start a new life”. I have found so many beautiful fabrics at Rag Rescue, including the lovely paisley fabrics pictured below (sourced from vintage eiderdowns), and have to say that the customer service is excellent, perhaps the best I have encountered during my many (many, many) online shopping experiences. Sandie is incredibly friendly and helpful, and service is always fast and flawless.
Selfishly, I would like to keep Rag Rescue a secret so that I have more of a chance of scooping up Sandie’s wonderful vintage finds, but I believe she deserves the good publicity! Sandie lists new items almost daily at the Rag Rescue website, and each evening you can get a sneak preview of the next day’s listing at the Rag Rescue blog. Happy shopping!
Images from Rag Rescue.