Shepherd’s Bush Market has long been famous for it’s fabric and haberdashery, a tradition that goes back almost 100 years.

In 1919, after the First World War, Dave Horada opened a stall in the market, selling dress and curtain fabrics, household linens and menswear, the first fabric shop in Shepherd’s Bush Market.

You can still visit Dave Horatha and Co Fabrics today, now run by his grandchildren James and Danielle, at Arch 170, or visit their website.   The eagle eyed may have spotted the difference in name ‘Horatha’ and ‘Horada’, this is because when Dave first arrived, the immigration officials had spelled his name incorrectly and he thought it bad luck to change the business name, so Horatha it remains.

There are 11 more specialist fabric shops and haberdashers in the market serving home-sewers, students and businesses from all over the world.

We hope you enjoy finding out more about the fabric shops of Shepherd’s Bush!

Click here to to see our fabric shops in focus