Sydney has an amazing selection of fashion industry professionals to help build your brand and deliver to a global market.  I have listed below the suppliers that I deal with the most and found to be the best at what they do.. This is by no means an exhaustive list, or a rating on a businesses performance, these are just the suppliers we happily work with on regular basis.


Contact:  Imogen

+61 2 9317 5499

26 Birmingham Street

Alexandria NSW 2015

They have a local warehouse full of stock fabrics, so

its easy to source and secure what you need quickly.

Huge range of fabrics

Accessible for start ups, small businesses and students as well as established brands.


Contact: Giana

+61 423 916 868

 4/ 538 Gardeners Road

Alexandria NSW 2015

Wonderful fabric ranges from Italy, France and China.

Not accessible for small start ups or students as MOQ apply.


Contact: Marco

+61 2 9565 4988

Ground Floor, 176 Cope Street

Waterloo NSW 2017

Wonderful fabric ranges from Italy, France and the superb Vancet fabric range from Japan

Not accessible for small start ups or students

Established brands only please as MOQ applies.


Contact: Susan

+61 2 9662 4566

48 Princess Avenue

Rosebery NSW 2018

French laces, silks and special event fabrics.

Suitable for students and small start ups


Accessories contact: George

Trims contact: Allah

Button contact: Harula

Fabrics contact: 

+61 2 8217 1900

30 Ann Street

Surry Hills NSW 2011

A local institution established 60 years ago.

They stock everything you need to make a garment

Prepare to wait in the fabric department if you go in the morning - its a busy place.  Go in the afternoons to avoid long queues. 

Cutting surcharge for fabric for less than a roll

Huge selections of buttons, trims, elastic, thread, zippers, tapes, feathers and things you ever 

thought of, but now you need.

If you are nice to George, he might find a thread colour that is impossible to find anywhere

else. But it is likely to be 40 years old and the BEST quality thread you have ever laid eyes on.  Don't scoff at it....

Suitable for students and every business upwards from there.


Fabrics contact: Darren


Garments contact: Vanessa

+61 2 9810 8400

36 - 40 Halloren St

Lilyfield NSW 2040

Fabrics from Korea, China, USA and Taiwan.

Not suitable for students or start-ups.

MOQ applies.

The garment division, managed by Vanessa,  manufactures out of China through a long established network of reliable factories.



Contact: Chelsea

0408 234 107

Suite 19, 617 Elizabeth St

Redfern NSW 2016

Fantastic patternmaker on the StyleCAD system

Available Tuesday and Wednesday for appointments

Fast, accurate and busy.



Contact: Gina

0412 440 928

279B Clyde Street

South Granville NSW 2142

Gerber patternmaker and 3d modeller

I have worked with Gina since 2002.  

She is amazing. And busy.


Contact: Carlos

+61 2 9517 1321

80 Meeks Road

Marrickville NSW 2204

StyleCAD/ Lectra computer cutting machine,

In-house block fusing


Contact: Ari

0411 141 971

25a Fitzroy Street

Marrickville NSW 2204

Computer cutter on the gerber platform.

Specialised in knit fabrics and swimwear.

IMS Apparel Equipment

Contact: Jim/ Stuart

9569 0077

474 New Canterbury Road

Dulwich Hill NSW 2203

Comprehensive range of new and great quality

used sewing machines. We have bought all our

sewing and pressing machinery through IMS.