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post #1 of 18
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I am in Toronto Canada. I am wanting to buy some fabrics to make some covers and soakers and make prefolds and fitteds.

What types of fabrics do you like?
Where do you buy your fabrics?

Thanks
post #2 of 18
I've ordered from wazoodle.com before. If you're close enough (I think they're in Markham?) you can avoid the shipping. I've been happy with what I bought but I've also heard that others have been unhappy with their service.
post #3 of 18
I buy my fabrics from kidsinthegarden.com. I like PUL for the outer, suedecloth for the inner and microfiber for the soakers.

I get FOE from foeyourdiaper.com.

I've had great service and shipping with both.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by colsxjack View Post
I am in Toronto Canada. I am wanting to buy some fabrics to make some covers and soakers and make prefolds and fitteds.

What types of fabrics do you like?
Where do you buy your fabrics?

Thanks
I run a business making diapers and I'd sure LOVE to find a Canadian Supplier. I've heard of Wazoodle but have also heard bad reviews on their service/shipping.

I buy my PUL & Touch Tape from Kids in the Garden as well. I line my dipes with Microfleece that I pick up at Marshalls for usually only $5/meter, but at other stores like Fabricland it's $12/meter I've also bought the majority of my Microfleece from a fabric co-op out of the States.

I also buy my diaper flannel at Marshalls because it is LESS THAN HALF the price than it is at Fabricland. It's usually not out on the shelf though I have to ask for it (they tuck it back so it stays clean I think). Oh and I also get Microfibre towel by the meter there as well for $8/meter which is quite a bit cheaper than if you were to order from somewhere.

Do they have a Marshalls where you are?
post #5 of 18
i'm in the states, but I love Wazoodle. They take forever to ship to TEXAS but I'm not sure they would take that long in Canada. Usually it takes two weeks here, but I did get my order from there in one week, this time. I was amazed!

They have really nice stuff tho, and aside from the slow shipping that I expect, I've had NO problem. i recommend them! I sew baby products to sell and for gifts, and for all the babies in my family, so I buy a LOT Of stuff from them.
post #6 of 18
I order 90% of my diaper making supplies from Wazoodle. I've heard the bad reviews, but have never had any issues myself. I found their customer service to be very helpful. I'm in MD and I usually receive my orders in 1 week. I love that they give you bulk discounts.
post #7 of 18
I've ordered from Wazoodle a number of times & have been quite happy with their service & shipping.
post #8 of 18

I have had a really bad experience with Wazoodle Fabrics in Canada. My impression is that their customer service is OK as long as there are no issues with your order. If there are problems, they leave you in the dark.

I am out of pocket more than US $500 in two separate orders of undelivered fabric and Wazoodle doesn’t want to talk to me or to Consumer Services in Canada who could have mediated and worked towards a solution had Wazoodle come on board. The orders were held in process  for a number of weeks during which I was unable to contact Wazoodle for an explanation. The parcels then apparently spent months at sea but Wazoodle steadfastly resisted supplying tracking numbers to verify this or to verify that they reached Australia at all.  Eight months after I placed the orders Mike at Wazoodle told me that one parcel had been returned to Wazoodle and that he was awaiting the status of the second parcel from the postal service and that he would contact me the following day. A month later there was still no word from him. My requests for a refund have met with no response. Mike has indicated that he would look into the matter and propose a resolution. But he has just fobbed me off a few times, blamed  the Australian postal service, offered  a couple of lame excuses and  suggested that I should be more patient. Then he simply disappeared and ignored  any correspondence from me. He was never prepared to state or justify his position in keeping my money. After this experience I noticed lots of postings regarding their tendency towards poor customer service ,slow shipping and supplying conflicting information. I wonder, how widespread is this problem and when is Wazoodle going to acknowledge it? wazoodlecomplaints.blogspot.com  It is so frustrating because their range looks so good but Iwould warn against dealing with them, particularly on  a larger order. Kidsinthegarden are a lovely business to deal with in regard to customer service A1

post #9 of 18
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I have had a really bad experience with Wazoodle Fabrics in Canada. My impression is that their customer service is OK as long as there are no issues with your order. If there are problems, they leave you in the dark.

I am out of pocket more than US $500 in two separate orders of undelivered fabric and Wazoodle doesn’t want to talk to me or to Consumer Services in Canada who could have mediated and worked towards a solution had Wazoodle come on board. The orders were held in process  for a number of weeks during which I was unable to contact Wazoodle for an explanation. The parcels then apparently spent months at sea but Wazoodle steadfastly resisted supplying tracking numbers to verify this or to verify that they reached Australia at all.  Eight months after I placed the orders Mike at Wazoodle told me that one parcel had been returned to Wazoodle and that he was awaiting the status of the second parcel from the postal service and that he would contact me the following day. A month later there was still no word from him. My requests for a refund have met with no response. Mike has indicated that he would look into the matter and propose a resolution. But he has just fobbed me off a few times, blamed  the Australian postal service, offered  a couple of lame excuses and  suggested that I should be more patient. Then he simply disappeared and ignored  any correspondence from me. He was never prepared to state or justify his position in keeping my money. After this experience I noticed lots of postings regarding their tendency towards poor customer service ,slow shipping and supplying conflicting information. I wonder, how widespread is this problem and when is Wazoodle going to acknowledge it? wazoodlecomplaints.blogspot.com  It is so frustrating because their range looks so good but Iwould warn against dealing with them, particularly on  a larger order. Kidsinthegarden are a lovely business to deal with in regard to customer service A1


Sorry, I know this isn't the original question, but Aussie Mommy, if you paid by Visa or Master Card or American Express have you tried contacting them?  We were in a similar situation with some dining chairs we ordered from a vendor in the US which were never shipped to us in Canada and he tried to keep our money.  I had to be a bit pushy with visa (they gave me some excuse about not complaining within 30 days after placing the order, and that this was their "policy" but I persevered, asking for a copy of said "policy" and asking who made the policy,to explain how it applied in my case as we continued to be promised delivery, and could I speak to someone who could provide me with a copy of said policy and was soon put in touch with a manager who then said they would help) but we did eventually get refunded.  Sorry to hear you had such a nasty experience!

post #10 of 18

I buy mine from http://www.printknitsstudio.com SUPER FAST shipping. I was blown away by how quick it arrived and really great quality stuff. Plus they included samples of other fabrics so you could see and touch them which kind of actually works in their favor because I always end up ordering more ;)

post #11 of 18
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I buy mine from http://www.printknitsstudio.com SUPER FAST shipping. I was blown away by how quick it arrived and really great quality stuff. Plus they included samples of other fabrics so you could see and touch them which kind of actually works in their favor because I always end up ordering more ;)


Best. Link.  Ever.  THANK YOU!  I've been furiously scouring the web for some good knits.  I'm very, very excited about this link!!

 

post #12 of 18

You are welcome! My only advice is pay attention to where they put Quality. I found the best fabric there was the 100% cotton interlock fabric and ones where they rate it great quality.. so thick and amazing perfect for diaper making! My favorite is the bacon and eggs found in the boy print knit section thumb.gif

post #13 of 18

I run a co-op for many diaper making supplies and working on opening up a ready-to-ship shop for what I have on hand in the way of supplies.

 

You can find me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_102630149820946&ap=1.

 

:)

post #14 of 18
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I run a co-op for many diaper making supplies and working on opening up a ready-to-ship shop for what I have on hand in the way of supplies.

 

You can find me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_102630149820946&ap=1.

 

:)


Is that a Canadian or American co-op?

 

post #15 of 18

American but we have a handful of Canadians involved and haven't had any issues so far with shipping or anything. :)

post #16 of 18

I ordered some woven bamboo terry (400gsm) for my business, and have TONS. I have so much because I ordered it straight from the factory in China. I won't use it all and am interested in selling some of it for diaper making...I have made some liners from it and it's fantastic!

If you'd like the link to the order form, I can post it here :)

post #17 of 18

great question (to which I have no answer...but subbing for answers) ;)

post #18 of 18

I get most of my diaper making fabrics from http://www.naturesfabrics.com . Jeanne is a doll to work with and I've never found a better quality than the fabric she sells.  Many of my customers have mentioned how soft and absorbent Jeanne's bamboo fabrics are.  I don't use synthetic fabrics in diapers with the exception of PUL due to my own sensitivity especially to synthetic fleece.  I rarely sew with it because it makes my hands crack and bleed.  I've diapered 5 grandchildren with a bamboo fleece/bamboo terry combo and it's wonderful.  I especially like how absorbent it is once the toddlers reach the "pee like a horse" stage and want to soak everything in sight.  I actually made some diapers for my grandson that he could NOT pee through.  He waddled rather clumsily while wearing those diapers, but hey - they worked and his bedding stayed dry!!

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