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need supplier for coolmax/wicking lycra

silver77 | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Good day,

I found my way over here from knots and breaktime. My lady needs a supplier of coolmax/wicking lycra (90%nylon or cotton/10%lycra) for a line of sport clothing she is sewing.

Does any one know of a wholesale or very reasonable supplier for this fabric?




  1. carolfresia | | #1

    Take a look at http://www.rosecitytextiles.com,  and http://www.peakfabrics.com. You can also try The Rainshed
    707 NW 11th St.
    Corvallis, OR 97330

    I'm not sure if Peak Fabrics or The Rainshed do wholesale business, but they do carry a good selection of outdoor and athletic-type fabrics.


    1. silver77 | | #2

      Thanks, Carolfresia.

      It's worth a couple million brownie points but don't worry I'll lose 'em in a flash.

      Appreciate your help!


  2. blaisc | | #3

    There is a Canadian company at http://www.justmakeit.com that carries everything one needs for outdoor/sport gear.  I have done business with them and they are very helpful.

  3. TessaGMB | | #4

    The company Caroline refers to is called Textile Outfitters, in Calgary. I buy most of my outerwear (and winter underwear!) fabric from them. They are helpful.

    1. silver77 | | #6

      Hello TESSAGMB,

      Thanks for your reply!

      We presently buy from Textile Outfitter's a product called Moleskin, a 13 ounce nylon/lycra blend. We are trying to connect with their wholesaler to obtain bolts at a discounted price. The only way we know to do this is to get the CA number that is on the inside of the cardboard bolt. With that number we could find a distributer that would make our operation more profitable.

      I'm assuming you shop there in person.Would it be possible for you to look on a bolt of Moleskin and email the Ca number? They won't give it to us over the phone but I don't think it is unethical to obtain it.



  4. poppyqlewis | | #5

    I live in Corvallis Oregon where The Rainshed is located and have sewn a coupla shirts out of coolmax for my son and me. One type quite light and silky. Needs a ballpoint needle on the regular machine - serges just fine. However, he has only worn his half a dozen times and the fabric has snagged a lot. I also used a more fleecy type better for cooler weather and have had no problems. Both fabrics are 100% polyester. Sorry I don't know the actual names. The Rainshed has lots of colors in both weights.

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