Hello from Vietnam *waving hands* 🤗 I am spending a week here with my fiance, while he is working, I am exploring around the city.
I did my research online, decided to check out Phu Tho Hoa street which known as “fabric scrap street” by the locals. (Address: Phu tho hoa street, Phu tho hoa ward, Tan phu district)
The whole stretch is full of fabric remnants shops, which selling leftover textiles from sewing contractor in Saigon. The seller rearranged these leftovers and charge them by weight (I bought my remnants at VND 60,000 per kilograms)
Piles and piles of fabrics displyed on the floor. You might be surprised what is hidden in there 😊
Apart from textiles, there are a few stores selling trims and hangtags too.
I spend around two hours there, generally the sellers are kind and nice.
The fabric is being charged by weight. On average, I spend VND 60,000 on per kilogram.
My shopping bag is weighed 5.6kg at the end, it was too heavy to carry around! I should have brought a suitcase with me! I can’t shop any longer hence I decided to leave early. Guess what I purchased?
Tadaa!!! 12 pieces of fabrics!!! I found a few plain white fabric for my wedding gown, silky red chiffon for my wedding buffet and printed floral chiffon for my friend. Most of them have tiny defection or comes in odd shape.
The black fabric is connected by two pieces, the white chiffon is tinted whereby the floral fabric comes in odd shape. I believe the rest are leftover from cut and sew projects.
Vietnam has a lot more to offer beside this, I am so excited to explore around! It is indeed a heaven for craft lover ^^