CURRENT Fabric selections: Fleece and Cotton
This page will be updated as fabrics either run out, or new ones become available.
Please remember – everyone that visits this page are looking at the same range.
Fabrics are removed from the website if they get below 2m.
HOW I ALLOCATE FABRICS FROM MY STOCK:
I do not cut your order out until it is your turn. I do this incase people change their minds on fabrics, sizes etc –
if you have placed an order, and the fabric you chose is no longer available when I am ready to cut your order out – I will contact you for a second choice.
- * * If there is nothing in my range you would like instead, I can check my private stash for something suitable – or I can offer a full refund if that is your preference.
This is one of the main reasons I work in date order, so that those who order a particular fabric first, have first option of getting the ones they want from the stock I have on hand.
Polar fleece is a winter fabric & availability is seasonal. Winter in Australia is generally May – September.
Therefore there is limited fleece choice in Australia during the summer months.
Polar fleece is not generally made here in Australia – most of the supply comes from overseas, and takes several months to travel to Australia by sea.
NOTE: RETAILERS such as Spotlight do not offer wholesale pricing or reserved stock for businesses – They treat me just like you, as general public.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING FABRICS FOR YOUR PRODUCTS –
BEST TIP: Load your items one at a time into the cart, even if you want TWO of the same product.
By doing this you can be sure you choose the right combinations of fabric for each individual one. It also helps me to see what you would like used, and how, for each item.
For items with ONE fabric choice – choose only one.
For items with TWO fabric choices – one is for the FRONT SIDE, and one is for the BACK
For items that you want made in the SAME FABRIC FRONT AND BACK – choose the same fabric twice.
NOTE: There is no extra charge for patterns or plains, all fabrics here are the same pricing.
14/2/22 * * I have just placed a large bulk fleece order with my local supplier, shipment is due LATE May ex China
I have requested several prints that I liked, which may or may not have been included in the final stock selections in his fleece fabric order.
05.05.22 – The shipment has been caught up in a covid government ordered lockdown in Shanghai, China.
Why are there not more fleece options here?
Polar fleece options here in WA are pretty dismal – there are only two or three retailers and direct importers of fleece fabric.
Fleece is manufactured in places such as China, and transported around the world by sea in shipping containers – like most of the freight from those countries, it takes months to arrive here. Most lands in the Eastern states, and is then shipped across to WA by road or train.
As a consequence of COVID, there is now a crisis for those wanting to ship goods from China and similar – a shortage of shipping containers, and the prices for the shipping have more than doubled.
I have been trying for a while now to try get my own shipping container of fabric – but now with huge price increases, shipping container shortages, the language barrier, and not being able to go and visit the factories myself – it’s a huge undertaking. So for now I must be content with dealing with my current local suppliers.
With limited fabric importers in Australia, fabric range between Deano & other fleece bedding makers will always be similar.
DISCLAIMER: Polar fleece is available in several grades and textures. Fleece options offered here are offered based on COLOUR/PRINT ONLY, not grade or texture.
February 2022 – Why do the fleece options change so quickly?
1. Bigger liners use more fabric – Large fleece liners, over 150cm long, have to be cut longways on the fabric as polar fleece is only 150cm wide generally. This means fabric gets used up quickly when there’s lots of bigger liners being ordered by customers.
2. Direction of print/pattern – fabric needs to be cut so it faces the right direction when in the pet cage.
3. Huge size range of items – As I do not cut your order out until your turn comes up, it is difficult to know exactly how far a length of fleece will last. This is due to me having small to huge items in my product range, so every order, and combination of items in those orders, are different.
Cotton Fabric Range (Summer)
I don’t make a big range of items in cotton, I find it is not really a robust fabric.
Some animals like to chew it, and this leads to threads being a problem if ingested.
Always remove/replace or repair items that show signs of damage by animals.
I offer a few options for summer versions of my standard items like hammocks, cuffed tunnels and cuddle sacks
Choose these for Summer Hammocks, Summer Sacks, Cuffed tunnels etc
These fabrics are NOT suitable for Fleece Cage Liners.
Here are some common questions I get about fabrics:
Click the question to see the answer. If your question is not here please contact me.
Above in the main navigation bar (navy one) you’ll see a link ‘Fabric Choices’, click it to browse the current stock of fabric choices. Each fabric has a name underneath the image, either jot down the name, taking a photo can help as you can refer back to it as you place items into the shopping cart..
Once you’ve decided on the fabric choice and your product, you’ll find on the product page there are some drop down boxes which you can select the name of the fabric choice you want. Most products have 2 fabric choices, these can be the same or different.
Note: I am actively removing and adding fabrics I have in the workshop. If I have run out of the fabric you wanted, I will contact you for another choice, this happens sometimes, due to everyone looking and choosing from the same fabrics they see here.
You can select your fabric choices on the product page via a drop down box. The system will ask which fabrics you want for the front, back etc – just select the ones you want me to use.
Sorry, I am not a contract dressmaker. My products are made factoring in the fabric and my time. I do not sew with customer supplied fabrics..
Once I get down to under 1 Metre of a fabric, I take it off the FABRICS page. If you would like something to match an item you have bought before, email me and tell me which fabric you are looking for. I may have a small amount left over that I could use to make you the item you are after.
Product Care Instructions:
Hand-washing your fleece or cotton cage accessories will make them last longer – simply because of it’s a gentle process.
For items like Fleece Cage Liners – wash them by hand or machine wash with warm water and liquid detergent, add no fabric softener when rinsing. Hang over the line to dry outside. For more details see the ‘About fleece’ page.
Hammocks, Fleece Tunnels, Sleepy Sacks, Cuddle Sacks, Hanging Tubes, Summer Sacks and all other fabric accessories – a gentle hand-wash and rinse will do just fine. You will not need to remove clips if hand-washing, use the clips to attach to the clothesline.