Fabric Faults Policy

Acceptable limits for fabric faults are considered to be small enough to avoid/cut around and ideally should be marked in the selvedge of the fabric. The general industry standard is considered to be no more than seven (7) minor faults (non-integrity issues ie. small hole or discolouration) per 100 metres. 

Circular Sourcing allows the sale of non-integrity issue “faulty” fabrics to be sold providing the listings accurately reflect the faults. While Circular Sourcing does not accept low-quality or integrity based faults (ie. deteriorating fabrics) to be listed, there are many cases when a so-called faulty fabric is perfectly useable and still of high quality. Some designers might find regular faults such as spirality or barre to be of aesthetic appeal. We encourage all kinds of quality materials to be listed on Circular Sourcing to keep materials in their highest use and give designers an opportunity to find solutions for these materials at an affordable price (ie. creative fabric manipulations, embracing unusual traits, toiling).

It is the Seller’s responsibility to list these faults accurately and it is the Buyer’s responsibility to view listings thoroughly before purchasing. By purchasing fabrics on Circular Sourcing, you are accepting them in their described “as-is” condition. Fabric may not be returned for an exchange or refund on the basis of faults if they are accurately represented in the listing.