Activewear Fabric Shops

Sewing Activewear Fabric Shops


Most European sellers ship to the entire EU and also have global shipping in some instances.

UK and Ireland

Point North
Technical fabrics and notions for a wide range of activities. Perhaps mostly geared towards outdoor activities and has a good range of reflective, water- and wind-resistant textiles.

Pennine Outdoor
Specialises in fabrics and notions for outdoor gear with a good range of fabrics for rainy and cold weather workouts such as water resistant, breathable fabrics and fleece.

Stretch Nation
Sells high-quality Supplex workout fabrics and beautiful colours. No website yet, but you can contact the seller via Facebook (also does custom workout wear).

Funki Fabrics
Has a big range of stretch fabrics for workouts, including Supplex, Meryl, recycled Lycra jersey, mesh and stretch fleece.

Tia Knight
Sells Supplex in several colours and also has a big range of mesh fabrics.

Dressfabrics (IE)
Has sports stretch fabrics in several colours.


Danish chain with both physical and online stores in several countries such as UK, Austria, Germany and Scandinavia. They have a selection of both woven and Lycra knit sports fabric plus a fairly big range of softshells, waterproof and fleece fabrics.

B-Wear (SE)
Specialises in fabrics and notions for underwear making, but also sells moisture-wicking Supplex, Duo-Plex and supportive mesh.

AG-Textil (SE)
Stretch fabrics for activewear, including sports, dance and swim fabrics. Has Supplex and a large selection of mesh fabrics.

Sells locally made, high-quality wool knit fabrics that are perfect for layering, including technical merino wool. Most wool fabrics are organic.

Shelby (FIN)
Specialises in layering fabrics for an active outdoor lifestyle, including both base layers and shell fabrics.

Janus (NO)

Manufacturer of functional wool activewear that also sells their fabrics to the public.


Aktiv Stoffe
Large selection of technical fabrics, mainly for outdoor workouts. The range includes Teflon-coated water-repellent woven fabrics and softshell, but they have a good section of base-layer (Cool-Max), mesh and fleece fabrics too. The shop has an English site too.

Stocks a lot of functional fabrics, for both indoor and outdoor uses. Sells membrane fabrics such as Cordura and Tactel, activewear notions, plus a decent range of functional knit fabrics too.

Great range of athletic fabrics for primarily outdoor activities, lots of fleeces and membrane fabrics to chose from. Also a great shop for getting notions, such as water-proof zippers and reflective piping. The website is also translated to English.

This US company now also have a printing facility in Germany, making it faster and cheaper to order custom-print fabrics from them. They have several sports fabric that you can print on, including sports Lycra, performance knit and pique, plus fleece.

German megastore that has some activewear fabrics. This shop is also available in many European countries in local languages, for instance, My Fabric UK.

North America

Most North American sellers offer global shipping and have arguably the biggest and most diverse selection of activewear fabrics and notions.


Spandex By Yard
Huge selection of functional knit fabrics in lots of colours and materials, including many compression knits and moisture-wicking fabrics. They also run a wholesale business.

Wazoodle Fabrics
Sells several different performance knits under the brand name Pro-Cool. Nice selection of colours and prints. Wazoodle also sells some organic fabrics that can be used for activewear.

Sew Dynamic Fabrics
Specialising in sustainable activewear fabrics including those made recycled plastic bottles.

Greenstyle Creations
Pattern company that now also sells a nice range of activewear fabrics, specialising in 4-way moisture wicking stretch knit fabrics.

Seattle Fabrics
Large selection of fabrics and notions, especially for outdoor activities. The range includes a lot of membrane fabrics, plus a good selection of mid- and base layer fabrics, including Spandex knits. They also sell a lot of great hardware and notions for making activewear.

Rockywoods Fabrics
Great place for finding left-over activewear fabrics from brand names such as Under Armour and Prana. They also offer a lot of technical membrane fabrics such as WheatherTek and Gore-Tex.

Phee Fabrics 

Sells supplex, power-net, swimsuit fabric, stretch mesh and more activewear materials in several colours.


Sells performance Lycra knit made of recycled polyester in several colours.

Mood Fabrics 

Great performance fabric section and thorough descriptions of the fabrics.

Spandex World 

Nice range of wicking spandex fabrics, including a lot of space dye prints.

The Fabric Fairy 

Good selection of wicking and swimwear fabrics, including supplex, Dri-Fit and athletic fabrics from brands such as Nike.


Peak Fabrics
Huge range of activewear fabrics for both indoor and outdoor sports, including many wicking knit fabrics, including Dry-Fit, Powerdry and Powerstretch. They also have a good section of technical outerwear fabrics.

Go Spandex
Big selection of Spandex and mesh fabrics, including a beautiful (but small) heather Supplex range and Supplex solids too.

Discovery Trekking Outfitters

Fantastic selection of high quality brand name technical fabrics such as soft shell, power dry, power wool and wind blocker fabrics, including lots of fabrics from the well-known company Polartec. The website also have helpful fabric guides.

Australia and New Zealand


The Fabric Store
Huge selection of merino knit fabrics and they ship internationally.

Boo Designs

Big range of functional fabrics.


Lots of activewear fabrics, including many eco-friendlier options.

New Zealand

New Zealand Merino and Fabrics

Wide range of pure merino and merino blends that are perfect for activewear.


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