Gala Fabrics Ltd is a family run business that has been passed down through 3 generations. In the beginning there were 2 locations. The Hou Sing Company was situated in Canton, China and Shanghai Silk Store was located in Hong Kong. It was not long after the 1949 change of government in China that the Hou Sing Company closed. Shanghai Silk store remained in Hong Kong and during the 1950s the second generation of owners opened another store, Fourseas, in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Two additional shops were later opened in Kowloon: Illinois and Gala Fabrics Ltd.
Still keeping the shops in Hong Kong, the owners moved to Victoria, Canada. Here another Gala Fabrics location was opened in 1984. Two years later, a shop in Vancouver, Canada was opened. Unfortunately, the political turmoil in Hong Kong in the 1990s caused the closure of all the Hong Kong locations except Gala Fabrics. Now with the third generation entering the fabric business, fabric is shipped between the 2 locations in Hong Kong and Canada to meet the needs of the creative sewing market.
We are sad to announce that the Gala Fabrics Vancouver location on South Granville has also been closed but please do check out our sister location on Kingsway, you can view their website by clicking HERE.