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Fabric Shopping: Divisoria

The hubby and I made another trip to divisoria yesterday to buy the remaining fabric and sewing notions needed for my sis-in-law’s condo. Originally, we planned to be there at around 7am but since we stayed late again the night before watching 1967 French film, Belle de Jour, we arrived in Divi at 10:30am.

Contrary to what we expected the streets were not crammed with people doing early Christmas shopping and the weather was quite shopping-friendly as well, not too hot and not raining at all. I found out through one of the vendors that most of the people were already in their respective provinces or busy tending to their departed beloved ones. So if you’re planning your next divisoria shopping, this is the perfect season if you hate the busy crowd and haggling can be quite easy. (The week of All Souls Day although most of the stores will be closed on November 1).

Yesterday was just my third time in Ylaya St. and was lucky to spot these fabrics. I’ve been looking for something similar to this and this for ages and was so happy to finally find one and even better, for a really, really cheap price of P50/yard. I would have bought more if only the hubby wasn’t paying. Can’t wait to start working on my living area. All I need now is someone to sew these for me.

Take note that these fabrics were from the street vendors not stores behind the street vendors (which are pricier). These are good for upholstery since they are heavy, canvas-like fabric. Why so cheap? I think they are left-overs from stores which they can no longer sell in huge bulk. So when you spot a good fabric, go grab it quick because it’s probably the last one, like the blue fabric I bought which had only 4 yards left. The 19″ embroidery rings, by the way, were from a store in Tabora Street. I don’t usually find this huge rings in malls so I bought two for my next DIY project.

Here are my best finds along the street of Ylaya. These are all printed canvas-type for P50/yard. I love them all. I wish I could buy a yard of everything.

I am so in-love with this black and purple fabric which would be perfect for curtains, throw pillow and even for upholstery. Looks expensive but it’s such a steal for P70/yard! I would have bought it if purple and black were part of my palette.

I wanted to buy burlap too for another DIY project and I found a stall somewhere along Tabora St. which sells burlap pouches in different sizes ranging from P25-60. You can also buy burlap cloth for P90/yd but with a minimum of 5 yards; jute strings for 3 for P100; and thick abaca ropes for P25/m.You can contact Mang Edong for orders at 0915 4404069.

BUT if you’re buying burlap cloth by the yard, I found a store in Ylaya St. selling burlap for just P50/yard. I cannot tell exactly where but it’s on the right side, somewhere in the middle of Ylaya, behind the street vendors. I think they are the only store that  sells native products like banig, sinamay, etc. There’s a store next to it that sells printed cotton fabrics, gina silk (P20/yd) and pajama fabrics.

If you’ve been to Cotton Depot in Mall of Asia or Glorietta 5, I also found a similar store outside CenterMall across the open parking space, Master Textile. The also have striped, polka dots, floral and plain colored cotton fabrics ranging from P45-65 per yard. I swear, this store is the cheaper version of Cotton Depot.

Last but not the least, if you’re looking for striped 300 thread count fabric like me which you would like to turn into a bedsheet or duvet cover, here’s where you can find one in Divisoria:

SMARTEX Enterprise: Stall C1, Sampaguita Bldg., 705 Recto, between Juan Luna & Ilaya, Divisoria, Manila. Tel. no.: 514-0391, Mobile: 09173537299.

Per yard is P350 (120 width), but they can give you lower prices if you’re buying more of course. There’s a store in SM North that sells this fabric for 550/yard. For 10 yards (P3,500), you can have a queen fitted sheet, a flat sheet (or 4-5 pillow cases) and a duvet cover.

82 Comments on Fabric Shopping: Divisoria

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    October 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm (3 years ago)

    great finds! to be honest i’ve never braved the streets of Divi yet. but i”m getting more and more inspired by the affordability of the things, not to mention some really great finds people com across from there. have to find time for my trip!

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      November 10, 2012 at 8:32 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Ea! A little tip, if you’re planning a trip to Divi as a first timer, wait until the Christmas season is over so you can actually explore the stores. Otherwise, your first time might be a nightmare. :D

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        October 28, 2014 at 3:30 am (7 months ago)

        Hei Michelle,
        Where can I buy Jusi textile/cloth and how much is the cost per meter? Thank you in advance.

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        December 3, 2014 at 12:50 am (6 months ago)

        Do you have Faux Fur ? How much ?

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    November 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm (3 years ago)

    hi! how to get to master textile store? thanks!

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      November 10, 2012 at 8:32 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Hanna! From the main entrance of Tutuban mall (escalator), just walk straight towards their open parking lot, no need to go inside the mall. If you’re unsure, you can ask the Manong Guard who checks the bags upon entrance. Master Textile is right across the parking lot next to the mall entrance.

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    January 15, 2013 at 10:10 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Michelle,
    Thank you for your blog, good work. I’m a Filipina living in Australia. Me and hubby will be in Manila Feb 2013. Shopping in Divisoria is in my to-do list to buy quilt fabrics. Do you know of any shop in Divisoria that sells quilt fabrics? I am looking for fabrics with oriental designs. Cheers

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      January 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Susana! i saw oriental fabrics in a store called Blue Chip textiles (same owner with Boston Textiles i think) It’s is around Tutuban mall. Im not sure the exact location though:)

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    January 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm (2 years ago)

    If you buy the really cheap fabric along the street in Ilaya, take a good look at it before they cut, as it often has misprints or dirt. Can’t really complain at those prices, but you may have to buy extra unless you want obvious mistakes/stains in the centre of your curtains! Susana, I’m not sure where to buy quilt fabrics in Divisoria, but a friend of mine who makes quilts swears by the stores near Taytay market. I mainly go there for jersey fabrics sold by the kilo but at 333 Rizal Avenue you can apparently get woven cottons in quilting weights really cheaply!

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    yollie m. perez
    February 20, 2013 at 9:30 am (2 years ago)

    thank you for a very helpful information.

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      February 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm (2 years ago)

      You’re welcome, Yollie!:)

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    February 21, 2013 at 8:58 am (2 years ago)

    Awesome finds! Btw, do you know where I can find leatherette pvc cloth in Divisoria? Need it for our dance group’s costume design. Hope you can help! Thanks! :)

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      February 21, 2013 at 9:43 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks G! I found stores selling leatherette down the street of Juan Luna (the street before Ylaya,turn left when you see McDo.), average price P120/yard. You can also find faux fur of all kinds along this street. I didn’t find any leatherette in Ylaya so I hope you’d find what you need in Juan Luna. :)

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        Pau aromin
        November 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm (2 years ago)

        Hello, how much is the faux po kaya? :)

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    March 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for this! Do you know how much spandex or jersey fabric cost in Divisoria per yard? Thank you in advance!

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      March 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Danella. I asked a friend who is a regular divi fabric shopper for apparel. You can find P60/yard jersey fabric or P280/kilo. It really depends on the quality.

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        April 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm (1 year ago)

        Hi, great post! Do you know where in divi can you buy plain jersey? Thank you!

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        March 21, 2015 at 12:51 am (2 months ago)

        Where in divisoria I can buy jersey spandex…appreciate your reply…. Thanks

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    May 28, 2013 at 10:48 am (2 years ago)

    Hi, do you know where i can buy a shimmering curtain? Or something with beads. We just need that as backdrop for our photobooth. Thanks you! :)

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      June 4, 2013 at 11:36 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Leslie, I saw a lot of bead curtains in Tutuban Mall.:)

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    June 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for this post. I will be visiting Manila later this month.

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    June 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm (2 years ago) you think i can find any mickeymouse themed fabric there?

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    June 13, 2013 at 4:01 am (2 years ago)

    hi maam. do you know where i can find rastah/bob marley themed textile? thank you :)

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    July 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

    hi san banda sa divisoria ang mga cord/rope/paracord/ lanyard/ lalo na yung binibilihan ng rope para sa mga naghihiking yung wholesale at bagsakan…tnxs

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    jeffrey John Isles
    July 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm (2 years ago)

    do you know how much spandex in divisoria per yard or kilo? thanks

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    July 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi dear! Would you know any of the stores in Divisoria that sell Indigenous Textile? Thanks in advance! :)

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      August 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Mai, I’m so sorry. I’m looking for those myself. I’ll let you know if I found one. :)

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    August 1, 2013 at 10:58 am (2 years ago)

    We are looking for a cloth which we can use for our gable napkin, do you have this type of cloth?

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      August 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Irene. Any cotton canvas type or linen fabric would do. You can find a lot of those in different designs along Ylaya St.

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    September 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm (2 years ago)

    hello mam, do you know where to buy cheap high speed and edging machine…thanks

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    September 30, 2013 at 2:57 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Michelle, would you know if there’s a store in Divi where I could buy a buri fan ( native fan ) or any similar cloth/ item ( without the fan handle ) to be used for my daughter’s Filipiniana gown? I’ll be making a DIY gown for her upcoming event.

    Thanks in advance for your answer. ^_^

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    September 30, 2013 at 2:59 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Michelle, would you know if there’s a store in Divi where I could buy a buri fan ( native fan — without the handle ) or any similar cloth/ item to be used for my daughter’s Filipiniana gown? I’ll be making a DIY gown made up of native fan for her upcoming event.

    Thanks in advance for your answer. ^_^

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    October 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi where can I get a ready Korean traditional costume (Hanbok) for my daughter? Thank you

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    October 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi would u know where i can find chevron print fabrics? Will use as a curtain. :)

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    October 14, 2013 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

    Hi do you know stores in divi selling roll tulle and how much?

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      March 2, 2015 at 8:49 am (3 months ago)

      Following… Would want to know where to buy a tulle roll

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    October 15, 2013 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)

    Hi, I believe your looking for someone you can sew these fabric for you… We can do the labor for your curtains,throw pillows etc. :) You can check out my fb page or send me a pm. Thanks :)

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      October 15, 2013 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)


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    October 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

    where can i buy canvas outdoor fabric.????

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    October 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm (2 years ago)

    hi, got really excited when I saw your post about the fabric (Moroccan pattern)! been looking for that for months already. I haven’t had the chance to go to Ylaya for quite sometime now but when I did, I did not find that fabric pattern. I am also diy-er and an amateur one. Some of my diys are in my fb page. By the way, do you happen to know where I can buy curtain rings? The one that is used for roman shades where you insert the string pulley? Been looking for it and I haven’t found it yet . Will sure be following you time to time :) thanks!

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      October 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm (2 years ago)

      by the way, just saw your profile that you’re a graphic designer. I can really relate because I am a software developer during weekdays but construction worker, tailor and painter on weekends and holidays. lol.

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    Lalaine Co
    November 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello there!
    Just wanna ask anybody who can help, where can I buy felt fabric in Divisoria.
    Thanks so much! Hope you all wont mind my Q.

    Regards to all!

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    December 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi, i wanted to buy a canvas for my paintings and hanap ko po eh ung may nagbebenta ng per yard sana para mka tipid. May nag suggest sakin one of my friends na sa divisoria daw maraming nag bebenta. Tanong lang po kung may nakita ba kayong may nag bebenta ng “canvas” or store na nagbebenta and magkano? Thanks.

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    December 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi! saan po nakakabili ng dri-fit textile made in korea po?

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    January 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi michelle,
    found your post very informative,kudos
    to you !!
    I live in Cagayan de Oro City.
    We have very limited materials for upholstery. I tried calling stores in Dvisoria,but no luck finding animal print leatehrette. Would you have any idea where/which stores carry them in Divisoria? Appreciate any info you can share with me… til then thank you and all the best

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    January 6, 2014 at 4:14 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Michelle,
    I’m Suzette ,I’m working for a livelihood program for indigent women, I am thankful to read your blog, I am looking for a fabric for uniforms , Where can I buy cotton plaid fabric in Divisoria?

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    February 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm (1 year ago)

    Where can I buy Korean dress in divisoria? Thanks ^^

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    Muffy Antonio
    March 11, 2014 at 2:14 am (1 year ago)

    You are such an angel sis, very very helpful site! Thanks for this and keep it up!

  32. avatar
    March 29, 2014 at 12:35 pm (1 year ago)

    hi sis. may kakilala ka na mga patahian ng rtw? im selling rtw here in iloilo and im looking for a supplier. maybe u can help me po hehe thanks. godbless

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      Jacq Chua
      March 10, 2015 at 12:37 am (3 months ago)

      Hi Maria! We have a sewing center in Bulacan. They specialized in sewing different styles of apparel. Please feel free to send me an email for your inquiry. Thanks and God bless!

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        Cielo of Brown Pinay
        April 30, 2015 at 12:51 am (4 weeks ago)

        Hi Jacq Cua what is your email I am interested, I am plannign to open a fashion onlien store carryign our own designs for terno outfits of Mom and Kids or family terno,

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    April 21, 2014 at 2:39 am (1 year ago)

    Hi, i feel that i noticed you visited my blog thus i got here to return the desire?.I am attempting
    to find issues to improve my site!I guess its ok to use some of
    your ideas!!

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    May 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm (1 year ago)

    I just want to ask the meter of organza fabric…. How much per meter or per yard… you know any website of fabric stores which i could see thier products and prices?

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      May 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Dante, I bought mine from Carolina’s Lace Shoppe, Megamall. I can’t remember if it was 120 or 80/yard though.

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    July 5, 2014 at 11:08 am (11 months ago)

    Hi,ask ko lang po San sa divisoria may ngttinda ng fabric like silk and natural fiber like abaca fabric?thank you!

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    July 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm (11 months ago)

    HI! I am putting up a dress shop and I am planning to buy some notions and fabrics can you help suggest where I can get great bargains and avoid going around Div. And do you know where I can get those silicon tapes that are used for strapless gowns?

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  39. avatar
    July 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm (10 months ago)

    Hi everyone! Can I ask, Do you know where I can Buy Tulle Roll Spool Here in Manila?? Please message me.. just important.. tHANK YOU

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    August 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm (9 months ago)

    Do you have the new number of Mang Edong?

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    juan Segura
    September 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm (8 months ago)

    I am interested in buying rayon fabric to manufacture ladies dresses for beach, do you know where i can buy?

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    mj abas
    September 28, 2014 at 12:07 am (8 months ago)

    hi po. can i ask where can i buy felt cloth po? printed or plain po. :) the cheaper the better po. if you know please send me an email

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    October 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm (8 months ago)

    At this moment I am going to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast
    coming again to read other news.

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    Mr. Paisley
    October 19, 2014 at 11:58 pm (7 months ago)

    Hi miss michelle, i was wondering if during your journey you have also encountered paisley designs for polo (cotton). If yes, can you tell me where to get these type of fabric designs.

    Thank you very much!

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    October 22, 2014 at 11:17 am (7 months ago)

    hi michelle..
    san po ba ako makakabili ng brocade pang trow pillow na mura lng tnx po

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    November 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm (7 months ago)

    This blog is great! Very helpful, those people (like me..)who are busy enough to walk around, go into places like this just to find some cheap stuff to use in their handicraft bus. I leave near divisoria, tabora, elcano, sta.cruz and sto cristo, yet im so lazy enough just to canvass..hehe. Thank you for this blog, it helped me to find where i can buy this felt cloth which i badly needed.

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    wheng enriquez
    November 8, 2014 at 11:15 am (7 months ago)

    ate san po kea aq mkkbili dun ng felt cloth na mura

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    louis abinales
    November 25, 2014 at 6:52 pm (6 months ago)

    I need ten PCs of folding bed…the cheapest…can you help me pls
    Tnx and more power

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    December 8, 2014 at 6:11 am (6 months ago)

    hi.. magkano po per yard ang telang rami kulay white..thank you and God bless!

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    December 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm (6 months ago)

    Does anyone know how much is the rosette fabric per yard from divi? Wer thinking to use it as table cloth for a wedding…thanks

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    Cristine Mesario
    January 13, 2015 at 7:25 pm (4 months ago)

    Hi Michelle! Do you know how much is the Pelon, transparent plastic, garter and zipper in Divisoria? Thank you in advance! :)

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    Dianne Quilao
    January 14, 2015 at 8:07 pm (4 months ago)

    Hi! Would you know some stores in divi that sell raw material for roman shade? I really love to make roman shade on my own. Thank you!

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    Chet Annang
    February 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm (4 months ago)


    I’m looking for imported ITY fabric from Korea or Japan, specifically the printed ones used by Alegre and Ilaya. Appreciate if someone can point me to a supplier.


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    Chet Annang
    February 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm (4 months ago)


    I’m looking for imported ITY fabric from Korea or Japan, like those printed ones used by Alegre and Ilaya. Appreciate it if someone can point me to a supplier.


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    Arlene Bolivar
    March 5, 2015 at 11:24 am (3 months ago)

    Mga sis alam natin siksikan at dami selection sa Divisoria pero sa sobrang dami nakakhilo at nakakaligaw at dami inquiry para makatawad lang pero nung nag search ako sa online may nakita akong online na pwede magsupply sa akin tailoring business

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    March 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm (2 months ago)

    Hi. Do you know where i could find printed cotton fabrics in divi? Been on master textile but the price ranges from 150-190. :( thank you. Will be using those for my hairbow projects. Thank you!

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    April 16, 2015 at 10:14 pm (1 month ago)

    Hi!!! I would like to asked po if how much a white velvet fabric my cost? Thank you

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    April 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm (1 month ago)

    Hi!!! I would like to asked po if how much a white velvet fabric my cost? Thank you

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    May 26, 2015 at 5:44 pm (2 days ago)

    hello michelle, where can i buy fabrics such as star satin and deep coral chiffon in divisoria?


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