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amymisha
« on: May 13, 2008 07:58:34 AM »

Does anyone have some great resources online or brick and morter in Boston, New England, or New York City for Marimekko Fabric that isn't going to make me have to deny my child a college education because it costs so much?

Links are much appreciated, especially places that will sell smaller amounts.
Thank you,
amymisha
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kittyfreud
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 10:13:12 AM »

Reprodepot has a pretty large selection of Marimekko fabric, sold as half yards. It's still pricier than I'd like, but it's a start, I guess.
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AGFH
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008 12:38:36 PM »

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=32&from=R40&satitle=Marimekko+fabric&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=32%26fsoo%3D2&fgtp=
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Kaitlinnegan
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008 04:44:47 PM »

If I'm not mistaken, The Fabric Fairy also has Marimekko fabrics.  They sometimes have different weights or even knits, too, I think.
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tyadz
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008 09:14:49 PM »

why is that so expensive?
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IamSusie
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008 07:40:19 AM »

Marimekko is very high end designer fabric.  I assume it is manufactured in smaller batches. The extremely large scale designs are probably more labor intensive too.  It is very special and unique from Finland (I think) and they can charge a premium if they want!  Plenty of people pay for it! 
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willajane
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2008 01:09:41 PM »

I'm fortunate enough to live in the same town as the outlet mall that has some of the "world's best shopping" (tourism website's words, not mine).

We have a Crate and Barrel Outlet that sells Marimekko remnants for 95 cents a pound. I bought $1.33 worth last week, and its a lot more than it sounds like. Some piece are almost a yard square.

Is there a Crate and Barrel (outlet or regular) near your home?
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