- About Us
Welcome to Funky Monkey Fabrics!
My name is Melissa Vriesinga, and I am the owner of Funky Monkey Fabrics Inc. I have a wonderful family made up of my husband Kevin, my daughter Aliah, and my son Levi.
Fabric hasn't always been an obsession with me. In fact it all started shortly after my daughter was born. While on maternity leave I found myself with an abundance of free time, during those long naps. This free time inspired me to start making adorable little hair clips for the few wisps of hair that were on my daughters head. Something right then and there had clicked. I realized that I had a creative drive that was hiding just below the surface. From that point on everything was a blur. Soother clips, hand stitched onesies, sleep sacks, car seat covers and diaper bags all followed in quick succession. I needed to stock up on supplies to feed this new found passion. Supplies that weren't going to completely drain our savings! It was right around this time where it occurred to me that the Fabric selection in and around Southern Ontario was abysmal. I started expanding my search to other provinces and realized that this was a problem across all of Canada!
From then on, I set forth with a mission to become a Fabric Shop that focused on affordable, premium quality fabrics and sewing supplies that people actually wanted. Your opinions are all relavant to me, and I use them to help shape my store and its inventory. From my humble beginnings until now it has been nothing but a pleasure serving all of you.
Funky Monkey Fabrics has been in business since August 2013 and is continuing to grow. With this growth it has afforded me to the opportunity to hire 3 wonderfully creative people. Andrea, Jane and Melanie are the expert cutters/packers/shippers that ensure everyone's orders get shipped out correctly and as fast as possible!
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