Material Things: Fabric Shopping Secrets in Bangkok
Fashionista and DIY designers, welcome to your fabric and supplies paradise. Bangkok is a great place to find beautiful fabrics for your next project, whether you want traditional Thai designs, exquisite lace or modern prints. Follow us and explore these different areas of Bangkok that are perfect for material shopping.
Phahurat or Little India is the hub for fabric shopping, especially for local Thai designers. You’ll find traditional fabrics such as Thai silk and lace along with modern prints, all cheaply priced. And if you buy the whole roll, you’ll be sure to get a discount. Besides fabric, you can also find hardware such as buttons and ribbon for bags and other DIY projects.
Most Thais go to Sampeng for wholesale fabrics, jewellery and other knick-knacks. You’ll find a true Thai market vibe here, with local vendors selling everything from buttons to high-quality cottons. We highly recommend going to the market with a few friends, because the more you buy, the better deal you’ll get.
China World Fabric Outlet
Located close to Phahurat, China World Fabric Outlet is a one-stop shop for fashion lovers. Many vendors in the building import high-quality fabrics from both India and Japan. You’ll find many types of material in this building, including Thai silk, Japanese linen and even embroidery from India.
Jim Thompson Factory Outlet
Thai silk aficionados: don’t miss Jim Thompson Factory Outlet on your next visit to Bangkok. It’s easily accessed via the BTS, close to the city centre and not only do they have unique silk designs at discounted prices, but they also sell a collection of cotton, ready-made clothing and home textiles.