Habu Textile, A Place of Yarn Worship

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,
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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.

Nicole Giordano
Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses.A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love.More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!

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