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Woven into the Community

February 21, 2020

Art needs community, communities need art. Sarah Ridgway of Rain Forest Fabrics has made it her mission to promote and boost the artform of fabric work in the community of Prince Rupert and the North Coast.

Sarah managed the Sew-it-Yourself Store for 2 years, but desired to take the reins for herself. After approaching Community Futures for financial assistance, she took over the fabric store and re-branded it as Rain Forest Fabrics. A large number of materials and services are provided by the store such as cottons, regalia, widebacks, notions, supplies, and long-arm quilting services. In addition, Sarah offers workshops taught by local instructors and organizes the annual Creative Jam with artists. The fabric community in Prince Rupert is strong in part to Sarah's efforts.

However, there is still more in store for Rain Forest Fabrics. A website has just recently launched where inventory can be viewed - and purchased - online with in-store pickup. You can visit the website and sign up to it here:

Community Futures is proud to partner with a business that bolsters both the retail and arts sector of its community.

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