Providing information and visual reference on:

  • historical clothing and costume
  • world/ cultural dress
  • costume-making
  • affordable, local costume resources

As well as general reference for use in the store, books can be loaned as a support tool to teachers/ workshop leaders/ designers/ makers etc.


The following are available to loan:

  • 4 domestic sewing machines
  • 1 over-locker
  • 1 knitting machine
  • basic sewing kits
  • work space for costume-making (available during our opening hours)

(Members = free/ Non-members = by donation)

We also supply Recycled Fabrics and Clothingfor free that can be constructed/adapted to make costumes that suit the needs of the group/ project. We simply ask that fished articles are returned to Gladrags once the project is over.

Offers of quality fabrics and trimmings are always greatly appreciated!

Outlook Foundation Drama Group, made up of adults with learning disabilities, visits Gladrags seeking inspiration for their Christmas Show and to make independent costume choices with our support.

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