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Fabric Focus

Fabric Focus

Shepherd’s Bush Market has long been famous for it’s fabrics, a tradition that has now surpassed 100 years.

Our very first fabric shop ‘Dave Horatha & Co’ was opened in 1919, after the First World War. Over the years we have seen an exciting influx of bold and beautiful fabrics make their way into the market by a variety of specialist traders.

Having always been renowned for our ethnic diversity, we would be lying if we said our fabric traders weren’t one of the main reason’s we gained that reputation. Having played a huge part in the fame of the market, we are proud to host some of the best fabric businesses in the borough.

Serving home sewers, students and businesses from all over the world, our fabric shops are not to be missed. With 4 heavy hitters supplying us with some of the best in town, whether you’re looking for pretty florals, ethnic prints or supreme quality jersey, our traders are offering a range to suit your personal needs.

So, let’s find out a little more, shall we?

Guruwar Fabrics
Shop 19 & 22

One of our staple fabric traders, Mr Guruwar owns 2 of our fabric shops, both serving a different clientele. Shop 19 is where you will find his stunning range of ethnic and African fabric. Packed to the rims with eye catching colour, intricate embroidery and an array of textures. If you’re after something a little simpler, Shop 22 is where he stocks his range of chiffon’s, polycotton’s and jersey in a variety of colours.

Dave Horatha & Co
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Now, if you’re looking to get lost in a sea of variety that you have no idea what to do with yourself, Horatha & Co is the place for you! Constantly re-stocking their offering, they are known for dress, furnishing and curtain fabrics. Their business specialises in bringing you liquidation stock, which means they can ensure that they are always giving their customers the absolute best value for money! They are renowned within the community for bringing you the best possible quality of essentials such as; calicco, denim and cotton whilst also carrying sturdy suit fabrics such as tweed and herringbone. Being our longest standing trader of course means that they don’t just stop there, they have an exquisite range of luxury items such as lace, chiffon, velvet, satin’s and silks!

GS Fabrics
Shop 13


GS Fabrics – Shop 13

The first fabric shop you’ll come across when entering from the Shepherd’s Bush Market underground station, GS Fabrics hold a gorgeous range of designs and textures. Mixed prints from ethnic to floral, you’ll find yourself lost in a haze of colour upon entering this unmissable strore. A rainbow of laces and chiffons, stacks of African prints and some gorgeously printed viscose we’re sure you won’t manage to leave empty handed!

So if you’re on the hunt for something bold and beautiful, make your way down to the market and explore the world fabrics we have on offer. And, don’t forget, our traders are experts in the business, if they don’t have what you’re after – just ask! We’re sure they’ll be able to order in whatever you’re after.

Highlights from Models Of Diversity’s Fashion Show





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Last Saturday, Shepherd’s Bush Market got all glammed up for Models Of Diversity’s amazing fashion show event! From every corner of the catwalk, dozens of paparazzi/ media press stood waiting for their chance to capture a rare moment of diverse models, breaking down the stereo types that lurk within the fashion industry. Models of Diversity takes pride in the organisation by encouraging people of all ages, races,sizes to embrace their outer beauty as well as their inner beauty. It was amazing to see such a variety take part in such a tremendous event. The clothes modeled were a combination between freelance designers by some of our very own traders-which put a smile on their faces! What made this special is that not one person was considered your ‘average model’ but something beyond that – ‘Unique and Beautiful in their own way’. So although change can be slow, I’m confident that after this event more people will get involved for upcoming fashion shows in the distant future!

Let’s not forget, we had an amazing line up of celebrities such as: #SandiBogle (@gogglebox0from #Gogglebox who strutted her stuff (South-London style!) #CBB #GailPorter (@Gailporter) who graced us all with her amazing outfits and style; #StedPearson (@StedPeasron) from #FiveStar , who gave a performance of his life by singing his new single ‘Love You More’ to the wonderful Vicky Balch (@Vickyj_b) , Alton Tower survivor modeled for the first time after her tragic  accident. These are just the few remarkable people that helped give Models Of Diversity the strength and the publicity this show truly deserves!

For more information on how you could become a model, click here to check out their website!

Or click here follow them on Twitter! @ModsOfDiversity

Take a look at some of the pictures taken from the fashion show:


The brave and beautiful #VickyBalch, Alton Tower victim triumph over her tragedy by showing off her style of fashion!


The amazing #GailPorter showing nothing but smiles along the runway! #gorgeous


The Hilarious #Sandi from #gogglebox amazed us all with her stunning red dress down the catwalk (with a few laughs in between of course!)


Mens fashion collection 2015


Women fashion collection for plus sizes 2015


Angelica, from Models Of Diversity found herself showing us how it’s done along the catwalk


Strutting down the runway MoD style!

Shepherds Bush Market Needs You!



Come one, come all!

 Think you got what it takes to be a model? Then Shepherds Bush Market needs you. So why not put your fashion skills to the test next Saturday 3rd October!

Models of Diversity is a remarkable campaign that encourages people of all diversities to ‘strut their stuff’ with pride. They’ll be hosting a FREE fashion show event for all to see right here in the market and with models covering different aspects of beauty and amazing prizes to be won- It’s not to be missed!

Want to get involved? 

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For more information about the Models Of Diversity event, check out our sites: