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About us

Tom Edge owned the fabric business in Nortex Mill for fifteen years, and before that being a market trader selling fabrics in Bolton town centre.

We the Thompson family, bought the business in 2009 from the late Tom Edge. Soon after, we started our online shop, which is growing fast & proving to be very successful. We pride ourselves on providing you with excellent customer service in the hope that you will keep coming back to us for all your fabric and haberdashery needs.

Purchasing your fabric

All of our fabrics and haberdashery lines are sold by the metre in our online shop. The quantity box is how many metres you require. The standard value with be 1. You will need to change this to reflect the amount metres you require then add it to your basket. Your fabric will be cut as one continuous piece unless stated otherwise. Please read the item description carefully and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries. 


We understand that buying fabric online can be difficult. You may want to see your fabric to colour match or just to choose your favourite. You may want to feel your fabric for texture, thickness or stretch. We offer up to 5 free samples per request before you purchase (UK only) so that you are confident you are ordering what you want. E-mail us: with your full name and address, and the samples you require.This service is available because of the exclusions in our returns policy to reduce the risk of disappointment. Please read carefully before purchasing custom cut fabric.

Our Shop

We stock many items other than fabrics on our shop floor, e.g. PVC table coverings, foam, felt, leather, furnishings, toy filling, poly beads, cushions, wadding, fancy dress, wedding fabric & accessories, fur, fleece, curtain linings, net curtains, blinds, poles,craft products, wool, dress & knitting patterns, Haberdashery - thread, braid, zips, buttons, ribbons, sequins, jewels and lots more.

It has been likened to an Aladdin's cave, full of everything you need.

Feel free to wander around our shop, you will love it!

Open hours


Website office hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday

Shop hours are Mon-Fri 9.15am to 5pm

                          Sat--9am to 5pm



Nortex Mill Factory Shop is situated near Bolton town centre. There is plenty of free off road parking round the back of the property as well as three parking bays at the front of the shop entrance.

01204 844907
105 Chorley old Road,
Bolton BL1 3AS

Online enquiries and orders call 01204 467707 or e-mail

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We have an eBay and Amazon site.