Distinctive Sewing Supplies is an online-only retail business. We provide a shopping environment for individuals who don't have immediate access to quality fashion fabric stores. Thus there is no store front location for shopping and no pick-up location. For those who like to see our products up close, we exhibit from time to time at consumer shows. Visit our Events page for details or sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date.
Location: We are based in Oakville, Ontario in Canada. We ship to Canadian and mainland U.S. addresses.
Currency: Our store currency is Canadian dollars and all product prices are stated in Canadian dollars. If your home currency is U.S. dollars, when you purchase products using PayPal, VISA or MasterCard, your service provider will automatically convert the amount to your own account currency at their currency conversion rate. These rates change daily depending on the financial markets. You can obtain the current conversion rate by contacting your service provider directly.
Language: All business is conducted in English including emails, newsletters and web site content.
Mission: Our goal is to help individuals be successful sewing fashion garments.
What makes us "Distinctive”? Our products are carefully chosen with the garment sewer in mind. We endeavour to provide information and suggestions that assist in making informed choices.
Values: In our post-modern society of too fast, too much and superficial relationships, it’s encouraging to find a business that still believes in old fashioned values. Our core values are:
History: Distinctive Sewing Supplies has been in business since 2004. The response from fashion sewers has been wonderful and we are growing faster than we can keep up. It has been an incredible learning experience from a business perspective. Meeting so many talented, creative, interesting and generous people makes it all so much better.
The Owner: Distinctive Sewing Supplies was born of a long time dream to turn a much loved hobby into a business. My name is Catherine and I have sewn and enjoyed sewing since the early age of nine years. And although there were gaps associated with life changing events (university, child rearing and career development), I always returned again and again to this wonderful craft. With a masters degree in business, a highly successful career in marketing and a passion for fashion sewing, it just seemed like a natural course to pursue. I appreciate all the support I've received from my suppliers, my family and friends, and most of all my customers, who have made this dream a reality for me.
Web Host: This website is hosted by BigCommerce Pty. Ltd., with offices in Austin, Texas and Sydney, Australia. Their telephone number is 1-888-699-8911.