After receiving a request from a friend to check around for scarves with Hawaiian print material and preferably with soft colors and soft material, I went on the hunt. Hmm...looking online and in local stores it was a whopping $30-$60 for A (one) scarf. I needed to find a BUNCH of scarves or else material that one could hem to make scarves and get them to her asap lest she be unable to be 'stylin'".
Ah...one material section in a local department store sufficed for a few picks and then I remembered FABRIC MART in Aiea! I planned to go this morning after setting a few appointments and I finally got out the door at 10:30am.
I walked in to Fabric Mart in Aiea an astounding array of materials! Plain ones, silk ones, rayon and cotton and every kind of material you could think of......and MORE! I wanted soft Hawaiian Prints for my dear friend who needed many different prints and I sought the help of one of the store attendants.
The store attendant at Fabric Mart in Aiea knew exactly what I wanted when I explained what it was for. I picked out four prints and the store attendant called a young man to carry these big rolls of material to be cut. It took just a few minutes with their expert shearing, folding and tagged with a price and I walked out pleased.....and knew my friend would be too.
For all you sewing artists out there....Fabric Mart IS THE PLACE to go in Hawaii! Prices are very reasonable and the assistants (I think they're experts) in the store are helpful, quick and know their stuff!
Offering a large selection of Hawaiian (and other) print material ....at wholesale and discount prices!
Oahu (Honolulu County)
98-023 Hekaha Street
Aiea, HI 96701-4992
1631 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826
(Near Hawaii Convention Center)
Tel (808) 947-4466, Fax(808) 944-1116
45-681 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, HI 96744
Tel (808) 234-6604, Fax(808) 234-0644
Kahalui, Maui (Maui County)
55 Kaahumanu Ave.Suite D, Kahului HI 96732
Tel (808) 871-5770, Fax(808) 871-8910
Hilo, Hawaii (Hawaii County)
710 Prince Kuhio Plaza
111 East Puainako St., Hilo HI 96720
Tel (808) 959-0088, Fax(808) 959-8151