Our Textile Reuse Program!
Posted: Feb 14th, 2023 | Education

Shop sustainable, affordable, and community-minded by purchasing your making supplies from our Textile Reuse Program! 

Photo by Darren Rigo.

For over 30 years, the Textile Museum of Canada has been redirecting secondhand fabrics and textile supplies from landfill to new homes. What began as biannual yardage sales have evolved into the Textile Reuse Program, a permanent space in the Museum to purchase pre-loved materials. Donations are provided by the community and sold within the space, with many amazing items available — fabric, yarn, notions, patterns, beads, books, and more! 

We strive to ensure that our visitors have access to affordable materials as well as the tools and space they need for their creative pursuits. All proceeds from the sale of your generous donations at the Reuse Program support our exhibitions, programs, and fellow makers. 

If you are interested in donating to the Reuse Program, send us an email with an image and description of the items you would like to pass forward, and we’ll be in touch about the next steps. Click HERE to see our donation guidelines.  

Want to check out the Reuse space? We’re located in the Learning Hub on the second floor of the building, and you’re welcome to visit any time during our opening hours. Admission is to the Reuse Program and Shop is always free. Learn more about our Learning Hub and programming here

Not able to visit us in person? Our Online Shop has some select materials available for purchase!

For more information, you can email reuse@textilemuseum.ca; Please note that we are unable to offer tax receipts for donations made to the Reuse Program.