About Us


Our History

Empee Silks Fabrics was established 140 years ago and became a limited company in 1940. Since then it has continued to grow and develop into one of the UK's largest fabric wholesalers.The company traded for many years in the 'Rag Trade' area of London's East End. Under the current family ownership the company grew from one shop in Brick Lane in the 1960’s to 3 different shops in the area in the 1990’s.


However to facilitate the company’s continued growth and provide a better service for our customers, we moved to larger premises of a 27,000 sq ft warehouse in Edmonton, North London in 2002. 


We provide wholesale fabrics to the fashion trade, wholesale and retail shops, markets traders, bridal wear manufacturers, event organisers, the theatre and film industries and clothing and craft manufacturers.  We pride ourselves on offering customers the largest and most unique selection of regular and end of line fabrics at extremely competitive prices


Our Warehouse

We stock one of the most extensive ranges of fabrics in the United Kingdom, with over 6 million metres of fabric under one roof.  To view all the fabrics you can enjoy walking around our warehouse, an Aladdin’s cave of fabric treasures as our customers regularly comment. Or you can sit comfortably in our sample show room and take your time to find exactly what you are looking for.  You can visit us at any time without an appointment to see for yourself our extensive ranges of both regular fabrics and end of line ranges. We are sure that you will not leave empty handed. New fabrics arrive at our warehouse weekly so there is always something different on offer.


There is a free car park on our premises.


Our Service

We pride ourselves on providing a first class service, with a friendly and experienced sales team always on hand to help you find what you are looking for.  We also have sales representatives throughout the UK who can visit your business to show you our full range or items specific to your requirements.  We are also able to source most fabrics subject to minimum quantities and lead times.

Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Friday:  9:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday: Closed

We are open 2 Sundays every month. This will be the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month which is subject to change depending on public or religious holidays. In this case we will be open the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month however, this will be made clearly visible on the website.

Sunday: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Contact Us:

Customer service: customerservice@wholesalefabrics.co.uk

Fabric samples: samples@wholesalefabrics.co.uk

Custom Printing: Stacey@wholesalefabrics.co.uk