About Us

As the fastest growing online lace retailer in Australia our collection is perfect for an assortment of occasions.

Each piece of lace in our exquisite collection has been selected by hand to add beauty to your dress or stunning new costume.

Renowned within the dance industry, Recherche Fabrics is the place to find exquisite pieces of hand beaded and sequined fabrics, trims & motifs at affordable prices. The perfect amount of sparkle is carefully added to each piece effortlessly catching the audience’s eye. Adjudicators and judges alike praise the vitality that our fabrics bring to the stage.

Colour Matching

We understand that as an internet based business it can sometimes be challenging to find exactly what you are looking for as there can be slight discrepancies between your computer colour settings and the true colour of pieces from our collection. To alleviate any concerns we suggest you send us a small sample swatch of the fabric you are trying to match to a fabric or trim from our collection. This process assists us in providing you the best possible service so that you receive exactly what you are looking for. When sending a sample swatch please highlight your top 3 pieces you believe are the best possible match to your fabric. Once we receive your sample swatch (see Address details on the Contact Us page) we then match it to your top 3 pieces and then consult you on which piece we feel is the most suited to the look you are trying to achieve.

Creativity

Some of Australia’s top designers use pieces from our collection in ways you never could possibly imagine. We want you, as our customers not to be afraid to think outside the square. Our collection is considerably versatile in ways which you can use our pieces, and only limited by your creativity! Our fabrics have been photographed to show you the clarity, design and colour of each unique design. We have hundreds of unique styles & designs arriving in each collection and they are all exclusive to Recherche Fabrics.

Often customers cut the fabrics – ie cutting the scalloped border away from the design through the width to create a unique edging. You can also then cut the smaller designs through the width and use as motifs where they then can be appliqued/stitched/glued on to your work of art! This allows you the diversity to use your creative flair to achieve anything you imagine. A distinct feature of the majority of fabrics in our collection have a large scalloped border on one length and a smaller, more intricate & dainty scalloped border on the other length. The beauty of this choice is that this smaller scalloped border is often a stylish embelishment when adorning a neck-line on a bodice or for a lovely deep feature on the back. There really is no right or wrong way in which to use pieces from our collection. Dont be afraid to be adventurous – we love seeing our customer’s creative interpretations of what started out as an exquisite piece of fabric turned into an extraordinarily beautiful dress or costume.

Photography

Our fabrics have been photographed in numerous photos showcasing each piece.

Length, Width & Metrage

We pride ourselves on our unique collection of fabrics. Each piece has been selected by hand and is therefore available on an exclusive, limited basis. Generally, pieces from our collection have an average width of 1.15 – 1.3 metres (approximately 45-51 inches) & an average length of 2 metres. Select pieces are available in additional metrage – please check the description details pertaining to each piece. Our vision is not to be ‘like everyone else’ and copy what is currently available in the marketplace. We strive to continually improve our choice of pieces from our collection so that you love each & every piece as much as we do.

Shipping/Exchange Policy

Our complete Shipping Policy can be viewed once you have selected your purchase & added it to the shopping cart. Typically orders within Australia are processed three times/week & all orders are shipped by Express Post. For our international customers we offer Air Mail & Express International Post – this enables you to determine the modes of Shipping available to your country of residence and the expected time of delivery. Please choose carefully as we don’t refund however we are happy to exchange Fabrics or Trims (from our Fully Sequined Trims collection) provided they are returned to us within 7 working days in exactly the same way in which you received them. All associated Shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.

Please feel free to contact us by email should you have any requests or enquiries regarding our collection. We are always ready to assist you with your order & trust your online shopping experience with us is a successful one!

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