Buying and Donating Recycled Fabric

Donations

Drop offs can be made without an appointment during regular office hours:

Monday – Thursday        8:30am – 4pm
Fridays                             9:30am – 1pm

We also offer occasional Saturday drop-offs – watch our website and social media for these dates!

If you have a large quantity of fabric to donate (more than 4 large bags or totes), please contact us at info (at) ecoequitable (dot) ca

EcoEquitable is a registered charity and can offer tax receipts.

For donations with less than $1,000 value, please come with an estimated value of your donation.

For donations of over $1,000, the CRA requires the donation to come with an independent appraisal of the donation value (ie. receipts or independent verification).  Please contact us at the time of donation to ensure that we get everything in order.

Charitable tax receipts will only be issued if the donation meets our requirements for usable textiles. All donations will be checked by staff before donation will be accepted.

 

Online Donations 

CanadaHelps.org is the country’s leading donation vehicle for the non-profit community. To make a secure one-time online contribution, or to setup a monthly donor plan, please click here.

Cheque or Money Order

Please make cheques payable to:


EcoEquitable Inc.
404 McArthur, Suite #200
Ottawa, ON
K1K 1G8

We DO accept: 

  • Fabrics of all kinds that are 1 meter +
  • Fabric most be in clean, non-sewn and in good condition
  • Sewing related supplies: rotary cutters, cutting mats, scissors, quilting materials, patterns with all their pieces
  • Notions
  • Dress-forms

If you would like to donate a domestic or industrial sewing machine, they must be in working condition, if they need to be repair, please call the office to discuss this further. 

What we DO NOT accept:

– Clothing (new or used)
– Partially assembled projects
– Bedding, tablecloths, towels or curtains
– Scrap remnants (including upholstery samples)
– Embroidery, weaving, macrame materials and tools
– Craft materials (pipe cleaners, glue, construction paper)
– Sewing cabinets or other sewing furniture

EcoEquitable is a small organization. Please be mindful of our requirements when donating.

 

 

Buying

Fabric Boutique

"I have enough fabric," said no seamstress ever.

Come check out our selection of fabrics, patterns, and other sewing bits and bobs in our in house boutique. You'll find a wide selection of reasonably priced materials for whatever project you've got your sights set on!

Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 10am - 3pm 

 

Fabric Sales 

Shop amazing deals, support the community and divert textiles from landfill – all in one stop!

We have 2-3 fabric sales annually, check out our Facebook for updates. 

Note that we have recently increased our price per bag to $20 (from $15).  This occurred after much conversation and deliberation.  Our student pricing will stay in effect.  This little bit of extra money will help us pay our increased rent and other expenses that have gone up over time.  Thank you so much for your support!