San Francisco Bay Area

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We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 27-0658796.  All donations are tax-deductible


  1. The next Selection Days in Mountain View are November 6-8.                          Schedule your appointment starting October 30.

  2. Santa Cruz:  What a great event it was!   Overwhelmingly positive response to this initiative which allows FabMo to serve other Bay Area populations.  We’re exploring other areas in East Bay, North Bay, etc. Check blog for rationale and details as they develop.

  3. FabMo is now a recognized charity for AmazonSmile Foundation, which generates a small donation as a result of Amazon purchases.  No change to your prices or their service.  All you need to do is click the link at the bottom of this page and select FabMo.  Quick and easy way to support FabMo!  Thanks!

  1. FabMo is an all-volunteer, donor supported organization that diverts beautiful designer materials (about 70 tons annually!) from their otherwise destination, the landfill, and makes them available for creative reuse by anyone interested.

  1. We collect a truckload each week and hold “Selection Days” each month at our Mountain View warehouse. 

  2. We’re starting one-day events elsewhere in the Bay Area.  More below.

  1. What comes in as surplus must go out with purpose for our effort to be sustainable.  Otherwise a landfill problem just becomes a storage problem.  Our sixth annual Textile Arts Boutique to celebrate crafters and their creations is planned for Palo Alto Elks Lodge, October 25. 

  2. This video captures 2012’s event very nicely.  Great fun!

  1. Saturday, October 25 is the 6th Annual FabMo Textile Art Boutique, to be held at Palo Alto Elks Lodge’s gorgeous new facility!  Planning is underway by the boutique committee.  It’s amazing to think how many years have passed since we first began discussing what became such an instant and repeatable success!  Every item offered must have at least 30% FabMo content. It’s inspiring to see such creativitytime to start building inventory!  Make your plans to attend! 

  2. Materials are available to you on a donation basis.  While we don’t sell materials, as such, your financial donation enables us to continue to serve the community, the arts and the environment.

  3. Volunteers welcome and assist our guests, encouraging them to have a memorable experience selecting beautiful treasures.  Once you’ve experienced FabMo, please consider helping others as well.  Volunteer schedule for Selection Days is here.

  4. FabMo’s warehouse is open on a limited schedule (3 days/mo) and by pre-arrangement only.  Email to arrange someone to meet you or take your material donation.

  5. FabMo location:  2423 Old Middlefield Way, Suites C & F, Mountain View, 94043,  immediately behind Bajis’ Down the Street Cafe.    Map here.