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About Us

ClothControl the online fabric shop - Discover our huge range of dressmaking fabrics. Browse our hand-picked fabric collections and explore the latest new additions.

Brighton Fabric Shop Cloth Control, offers expert advice and guidance from professional seamstress Paivi Salo - who's previous credits include the Royal Opera House, Kylie Minogue, Rambert, National Television Awards and Prince Charles' 50th Anniversary Investiture as The Prince of Wales held at Buckingham Palace.

When the pandemic hit in 2019 and closed the door to theatres, Paivi took her 20 years experience in the fabric industry and opened Cloth Control, initially as an online only retailer. However, with the brand and reputation rapidly growing, in February 2022 Cloth Control opened its first high street shop within Brighton's famously bohemian North Laines.

Just like you, we love shopping for fabric, and for those of you who cannot visit our shop here in Brighton, we want to make your sewing journey with us as enjoyable as possible.

Our Mission Statement at Cloth Control is: 
Honest Prices, No Minimum Orders and Fair Postage 

Paivi is always on hand to share her knowledge and expertise with all this fabric and sewing related. So whether you're an absolute beginner who needs a little guidance, or a 'sewing veteran' who can teach me a thing or two, it's always lovely to chat about your project. 

Here's a little bit about me, Päivi...

After managing fabrics shops in London for over a decade, I followed my love of designing and making and went on to study Costume for Theatre & Film, gaining a BA Hons. Since graduating, I have worked in the industry as a Freelance Maker & Wardrobe Supervisor for The Royal Opera House, Kylie Minogue, Rambert as well as events such such the National Television Awards and Prince Charles’ 50 Year Investiture Gala at Buckingham Palace. Cloth Control has been running alongside this busy costume career since 2015. It wasn't until 2019 and the pandemic changed the costume and theatre landscape that running Cloth Control became my full-time passion. 

Thanks for stopping by today 
Päivi