Owners Sam & Ron Whelan have been involved in the fabric business for a combined total of 65+ years! So we know our fabrics and if we haven't got it we will try and find it for you.
Ron first began working in his parents business Foursome Fabrics from 1969 and we started our own Wholesale Fabric business RJ Textiles in 1993.
As RJ Textiles we began to supply the local dance schools with lycra's and fancy holograms, etc. Customers would come in and say "Wow! there's nothing like this anywhere else!" As a result it seemed only natural to start up a sister company dealing with fabrics for the dance and theatrical market.
In December 2005 we moved to our new premises in Riverhead, a gorgeous outer suburb of Auckland and it is here that Dance Fabrics Direct was "Born" in September 2006. We enjoyed seven years at our Rural warehouse in Riverhead however on 21st January 2013 we moved to the hub of Kumeu shopping district in West Auckland and opened a new Retail Fabric shop which is called Fabric & Things.
We now cater to the local market as well as our online Webstore so if you are looking for a half a metre or 100 metres We offer wholesale rates for bulk purchases so please just ask.
Where do our Customers come from??
Dance Schools and Dance mums from thru'out NZ Ice & Roller skating, NZ Aerobics & Gymnastics, Swimming & even Wrestling, Boxing and Body Builders, Local Theatre Productions, Costume Hire, Eventing & Weddings, in fact anyone who wants to make a costume.
Plus Our customers include Auckland Farmers Santa Parade where we have been selling them unique fabrics for their performers for many years.
We were also very involved with supplying TVNZ Dancing With The Stars until 2009, plus Movie Companies such as Ranger Productions and South Pacific Pictures.
We have seen a fantastic rise in the number of customers coming from word of mouth and web-based enquires from thru'out NZ and now we also export by mail order anywhere in the world.
Our existing customers can attest to our prompt and efficient Mail Order Service. Check out our Testimonials!
Dance Fabrics Direct offers a service to our Customers either by mail order via our Website or direct from new Shop in Kumeu West Auckland.
Why not come out and see us for personal service? We have plenty of Free Parking available and our Experienced Team will always answer your queries in a helpful friendly and professional manner so please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information.
NZ customers can call us on our Freephone 0800 326 233
Overseas Customers Click here
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