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About Us

We source our extensive range of textiles from all over the world. Servicing New Zealand-wide, we make sure to always deliver the highest quality fabric to meet the needs of your textile project.  Whether you are making tea towels for a doll house, or going into business as a seamstress or tailor, our team are passionate about the fabrics we sell and offer the best customer service.


Our Team


Bruce has been in the fabric game all his working life (over 40 years)! He started his career in retail back in the day when everyone made their clothes rather than buy them... (yes he is that old!)

Bruce has extensive trade knowledge with exceptionally strong buying relationships here in New Zealand and abroad. This allows him to source high quality product at the very best price. He believes everyone should be able to tap into the best bargain on the market whilst purchasing the best quality fabric that is available.

Ngaire has been working at Backstreet Bargains since 2009. She manages the day to day operation of the business including photography, auction listing and purchasing, as well as keeping Bruce in line and ensuring we don’t forget to have fun!

Ngaire has a keen creative mind with a flair for assisting our clients in reaching their desired fabric outcomes.

Rachael joined the Backstreet Bargains team in 2010 primarily focussing on the financial management area of the business. She has become more involved in advertising and is our contact for questions regarding our website administration.

Rachael has developed a fuller understanding of the use of fabric in design and enjoys working with clients to make sure they look at colour and making it work with their complexion.

Sheryl has managed the warehouse side of the business operation at Backstreet Bargains since 2010. Prior to this she was “Girl Friday” for the business, assisting where needed. Sheryl is responsible for the organisation of the warehouse. She knows where every fabric is and generally what our stock levels are.

She is the “face” to our walk in clientele and can usually be heard laughing and chatting, and sharing the Backstreet Bargains charm around the place!



Angela has been working as a part-time Warehouse Assistant since 2017.

Having complete a B.A. in Fashion, her areas of expertise are focussed around assisting customers with fabric choices and offering individual construction and design advice.

Angela also runs her own clothing label called Peace & Peony.


Types of sewing materials we supply...


From home fabrics to dress material - Our NZ owned material shop has a wide range of fabrics, including:

For these fabrics and hundreds of others visit our online material shop now.