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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.

Overseeing all things from our English South Coast Warehouse is Päivi Salo - a professional costumier and fabric retailer with over 20 years in the industry.

Our Mission Statement here at ClothControl is: Honest Prices, No Minimum Orders and Fair Postage. 

I love shopping for fabric, just like you, and I find it increasingly frustrating when I get to the checkout only to be met with overpriced postage and minimum orders. So here at ClothControl we simply want to make the start of your sewing journey as enjoyable as possible

I also love sharing my knowledge and expertise whenever I can. 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 sewing and making. 

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.

ClothControl has been running alongside this busy costume career since 2015. However now, with the impact of the current pandemic, I get to enjoy my passion for fabrics full-time. And as of June 2020 I brought my partner Matt to work for the company when we moved ourselves into a lovely new and much bigger warehouse on the English South Coast.

Thanks for stopping by today 
Paivi