Cloth grows up

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how Cloth began, like a proud parent looking back on those early years, the modest beginnings, the first steps. Cloth was born 18 years ago now, so it’s a bit like she’s all grown up. That means we need to make some changes, so she can stretch herself a bit. It’s only natural. So here they are.


I want to work a bit more like I did in the old days in my little shop in Clovelly, where my workspace was right there in the centre, right at the heart of it all. So our William Street store is going to be more like that.

In the middle of the store I will be doing my thing, and around the edges and in the windows you will be able to see the finished products.


It’s all part of Creative Sydney, which we love because it is a policy which is renewing and reenergising the city. We are proud to be a part of it.

My glamorous in-store co-host will be Trudie. She used to do great things for Habitat in the UK, and now she’s applying her considerable talents to help run the Clothstore. On Saturdays Trudie and I are taking it in turns to be there. If you want to know who will be in when, and what we will be up to, like us on our Facebook page, so we can keep you in the loop.

Cloth HQ

To make room for this, we need a bit more more space for the rest of the team. So we are creating for the first time ever a Cloth HQ – just a short skip away up on Oxford Street. That’s where you’ll find Martine and Hilary for trade and wholesale enquiries, and Kate should you need her consulting skills.

Fresh opening hours for Clothstore

To help make this new-old arrangement work, we will be rejigging the opening hours for the store and instigating the idea of ‘by appointment.’ From May 1st we’ll be open Tuesday to Friday 11am till 5pm (6pm on Thursdays) and Saturdays 11 – 4 but if you want something particularly special that needs our full attention and a bit of after hours time, give us a call and we’ll work something out. We love doing that sort of thing.

Just a reminder – lest we forget – we are closed this Thursday for Anzac Day.