OK, for some strange reason I am just now learning about a little place called Habu Textiles. Why you ask? Because nobody told me! I quite literally searched “textiles” in Google just out of curiosity and up pops a place in West 29th Street in Manhattan, just a few blocks away from where I spend almost all of my days.
Opened in 1999 as a Japanese textile gallery, the space has evolved into a place to purchase various novelty yarns including stainless steel and paper, one of a kind handwoven fabrics, and Japanese ribbons, as well as books on weaving, knitting, and dyeing. One online reviewer referred to it as a “place of yarn worship“. Wow.
As fashion and textile designers it is your job to be constantly searching out what’s new and interesting, staying on the forefront of innovation and uniqueness. It seems to me that places like Habu help fuel this creativity. Would you agree? Have you had the pleasure of visiting? Or how about the even bigger pleasure of purchasing? What was your experience and end result? We’d love to see.