Warehouse bringing bargains to Moonah

HOME and Fabric Warehouse in Moonah is bringing fun, colour and bargains to shoppers looking to freshen up their homes.

The independent textile and furnishing retailer is filling a gap in the Tasmanian textile industry by offering high-end products at low market prices.

From 1 September local consumers have been able to purchase high-quality products including quilts, doonas, sheets, towels, floor rugs, home décor items and curtains, and dress and upholstery fabrics for a fraction of regular prices.

After a 45-year career in business retail John Maiden and his partner Amber came to Tasmania just before COVID hit, to retire and enjoy a slower pace of life.

They were the owners of a chain of retail stores in New South Wales, Canberra and Queensland that sold beautiful curtains and dress upholstery fabrics.

After two years of full- time living in Tasmania, they were excited for a new project.

“We saw a gap in the market for high- quality textile pieces at affordable prices in Tasmania and after coming across the Moonah store the idea just flourished,” John said.

Situated behind Cooleys Hotel, the Home and Fabric Warehouse has four lanes of vehicle access and ample covered and open-air parking.

“Consumers will walk into the store and be welcomed by light and colour and a myriad of products at fantastic prices,” John said.

“Beautiful cotton quilt covers will $50 rather than $200 and velvet fabric will be $20 a metre opposed to $100- 200.

“I want Home and Fabric Warehouse to be somewhere everyone can afford to shop.

“With rising interest rates, inflated food and petrol prices and a housing crisis, a bargain is going to be attractive.

“New home builders invariably run out of money after building their home and after buying the basic necessities.

“I hope that Home and Fabric Warehouse will allow those to make their house a home without breaking the budget.”

After a lengthy career in the home furnishing textile industry John is able to source high- quality products at the right price.

“I have been doing it all over the world from Italy to Turkey and back home here in Australia,” he said.

As well as stocking products from right around the globe, Home and Fabric Warehouse will sell a large range of Australian owned and made products.

“Since the pandemic Australians are seeking out Australian-made products,” John said.

“I am so pleased to say that more than a third of all products being sold at Home and Fabric Warehouse are Australian-made.”

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