team-pic-09-07-2020.jpgThe Shop 

In our online shop, we offer garment fabrics, sewing patterns, and an array of tools and supplies for the contemporary sewist. We strive for a curated collection of modern textiles, ensuring that each fabric we pick fits with the aesthetic and style of our customers. We also source sustainable fabrics and are building a base collection of eco-friendly fibres for our conscious consumers. Not only are we looking to improve the impact our fabric makes, we are also moving towards more sustainable packing and shipping materials in hopes to lower our environmental footprint.

As a team of avid sewists, we understand the time, effort, and expense that goes into each piece of handmade clothing and it is our goal to help you create clothes that you will love and wear for years to come.

New fabrics are released weekly and our newsletter subscribers always get first dibs!

We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and we ship worldwide.

Blackbird Fabrics is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓wətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples.

The Birdies

caroline-new6.jpgCaroline
@carolinesomos

The founder and our fearless leader, Caroline is the brains and brawn behind everything at Blackbird fabrics. She is a CEO with many hats: business owner, co-creator and podcast host of the Love To Sew Podcast, and an exceptional dog mom. Her vision for the future of the company keeps the team going forward and her passion for the latest reality TV gossip keep our Monday office meetings scandalous. 

natasha-new5.jpgNatasha
@confidentbeginner

Throughout her time at Blackbird Fabrics, Natasha has had many roles within the company but now spends her days as the self-appointed Office Administrator, co-chair of the party planning committee, the single board member of the indoor gardening council, and general jack-of-all-trades around the office. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, stained glass, surface design, and amateur home renovations all while persistently pestering her exotic shorthair calico cat, Merlin. 

laura-new3.jpgLaura J
@the.slow.sewist 

If you have ever wondered how we keep getting fresh and exciting fabrics and notions, it is all thanks to Laura and her work on the Procurement Team. When she is not scheduling the latest releases or on the hunt for our new fabrics collections, you can catch her at the swimming pool in a me-made suit or strutting down Main Street in hand-made denim wares (she is still the queen of jeans)!

paige-new3.jpgPaige
@thatssewyellow

Have you ever heard of a coffee connoisseur that doesn’t drink coffee? We have and we love her. After spending time in Ireland, Paige has returned home to Vancouver to embrace her more creative side in fabrics and textiles. During the day, Paige is the star of the Customer Service team, answering all your questions and order comments; but at night, she is a wild child – hand embroidering her custom designs until the wee hours of the morning. 

alysnew3.jpgAlys
@alysinstitches

When she is not crushing it as part of the Media & Marketing team with her sharp eye for photography and knack for social media, you can find Alys behind the lens snapping pics around the city and enjoying the scenic hikes of the Pacific Northwest. She loves sewing up a technicolour storm in modern silhouettes and totally brightens up our office with her colourful me-made wardrobe.

kenzie-new1.jpgKenzie
@k_e__n_z__

Kenzie joined our Order Fulfillment team just in the nick of time as we headed into our busiest months! She hit the ground running and instantly mastered the art of cutting, packing and shipping your treasured fabric orders. Recently graduating from her degree in Human Geography, Kenzie not only has the smarts but is also an imaginative illustrator, painter and budding beginner sewist who is quickly becoming an obsessive fabric lover like the rest of us! 

gennanew.jpgGenna
@genna.campton

Genna joins us from ultra-hip Melbourne and brings her sharp eye for design and extensive surface design knowledge to our Media & Marketing team. An avid learner, she spends her free time upskilling online or drinking wine and sewing to the soundtrack of true crime podcasts. When not at work, she loves to explore Vancouver, taking inspiration from her new surroundings and turning them into illustrations and textile prints.

amy.jpgAmy M

@banh.memeee

We are so excited to have a fashionista in the house! Amy joins the Order Fulfillment team from Melbourne, where she completed schooling for Fashion Design. She is a self-proclaimed fast fashion survivor and shares her feelings about clothes on her fashion podcast, Smart Casual. When not sewing, she loves taking photos of all the flowers and greenery that Vancouver has to offer!

denise.jpgDenise
@reckless.sewer

Denise has brought a keen eye for fabric and fashion to our Order Fulfilment Team. When not in the warehouse, Denise is studying Costuming for Stage & Screen program at Capilano University. Although she is nose deep in her studies, she continues to out sewn everyone in the office - utilizing every second of her spare time to marathon sew some fantastic new pieces for her wardrobe.

edward.jpgEdward
@empathetic_vibrations

Although he spends his work hours cutting fabrics and picking orders as part of the Order Fulfillment team, the real highlight of Edward’s day is his nightly walk with Arthur Hastings, his fabulously fancy cat. Edward comes to us after a long hiatus from sewing, but he’s excited to pivot from his past projects, sewing highly stylized cosplay designs, into more functional everyday clothes for himself.

kirsten-headshot.jpgKirsten

Kirsten is a welcome part of our ever-growing Order Fulfillment team. As an avid quilter and voracious scrap buster, Kirsten came to us with the dream to sew a perfect-fitting pair of jeans (we will make this happen!). But she has always been a crafter-at-heart, with experience in metal fabrication and fabric dyeing. When not at work, this Canadian Prairies ex-pat can be found hanging at the beach, petting puppos on the street, and enjoying the latest trashy TV.

wendy.jpgWendy

@acornandthimbleco

Wendy comes to us from an exciting career in event planning that has taken her across the globe to work at museums like the Tate in London. She is an avid knitter turned sewer and has fallen in love with sewing dresses - stitching up over 30 and counting! During the day, she is cutting your fabulous fabric as a part of the Order Fulfillment team, but at home, she is totally crushing her me-made wardrobe goals between ice cream breaks with her absolutely adorable dog Mac.

phoebe.jpgPhoebe

Combining her two passions of fashion and theatre, Phoebe joined our Order Fulfilment team while working towards a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria. She has always had a passion for sewing, having started when she was only 8 years old. Nowadays, she can be found sewing up the flowiest wide-leg pants and fancy dresses, studying for her classes, or partying with Freddie and Posy, her perfectly primped mini poodles. 

amy-n1.jpgAmy N

@amy_naidoo

We are so excited to have Amy on our Order Fulfilment team! Amy brings an extensive background in graphic design and marketing to the birdies crew. She is a true adventurer, having travelled to and lived in South Africa, Columbia, the UK and the US, just to name a few. She now calls Vancouver home and spends her weekends baking delicious treats and palling around with her real-life teddy bear, her apricot Cockapoo Figgy Smalls. 

laura-f.jpgLaura F

@hellofukumoto

Laura is a self-prescribed art-house frat-lady choir-angel cloth-wizard pizza-mogul, and we truly can't write a better bio opener than that. Laura is a wonderful addition to our Order Fulfillment team, coming from the world of theatre and stage where she has worked as a costume designer for almost a decade. She is a forager at heart, searching for everything from the most unique thrifted clothes to the most delicious wild mushrooms. 

 

meaghan.jpgMeaghan

@meaghanlikessewing

Meaghan has taken our order fulfillment team to new heights! When she is not carefully cutting, preparing and packing your fabulous orders, she can be found sewing her own colourful garments, going out for walks with her best friends and, of course, petting absolutely all of the dogs. As a self proclaimed trekker, her background in bio psychology helps her analyze all of the villains in her favourite series, Deep Space Nine.

 

 

pepper-and-otis-01new2.jpgPepper & Otis

As the resident office puppers, Pepper & Otis are a rag-tag duo of puppy pep and elderly grump. Although they may look like a menacing gang, these two lovable puppos are full of cuddles and hugs.