How it all started
I had dreamt of having my own sewing shop for quite some time, and notice how difficult it was to find fabric locally. I then decided to take the plunge and open my own store, with the aim to offer great choice of good quality and affordable fabrics and haberdashery goods, focusing on the kind of service you would expect from your local fabric store.
Crafty Girl Maria is run from my home in Horley, Surrey (in the UK). I have a small team of 2, Lorraine and Julie, who help manage the orders. Lorraine is a lover of all things crafty and runs her own local craft groups in aid of the Alzheimer's Association.
Sewing and crafting should be fun, affordable and made using quality materials.
We seek out a wide range of colourful modern and affordable fabrics, as well as offering a good range of the basic essentials. It is pointless buying something cheap that doesn't last, we seek out affordable quality products.
We love our planet and do what we can for the environment. All the packaging is recycled and/or recyclable.
We also reuse as much packaging as we can, so you might receive your gorgeous goodies in reused packaging.
GOTS certificated fabrics
GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
It not only means that you can be confident the fibres are organic and free of harmful chemicals, but also that their production has passed the requirements concerning working and social conditions that are equivalent to those of leading social sustainability standards.
We continue to seek out as many
GOTS fabrics from our suppliers.