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  1. Saturday, October 25 is the SIXTH Annual FabMo Textile Art Boutique,  to be held at Palo Alto Elks Club’s gorgeous new facility!  Planning is underway with the boutique committee.  It’s amazing to think that more than 5 years have passed since we began discussing what became such an instant success!  Every item offered must have significant FabMo content so you’re assured of handcrafted creations. It’s not too early to start building inventory!  Make your plans to participate as a vendor or just to attend!

  2. Materials are available to you on a donation basis.  While we don’t sell materials, as such, your financial support 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 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, Mountain View, CA 94043, Suites C & F, immediately behind Bajis’ Down the Street Cafe.    Map here.

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


  1. The next Selection Days in Mountain View are April 10-12.  Calendar to schedule your appointment opened April 3.  Next after April: May 8-10.

  2. FabMo welcomed a busload from Stockton’s Haute Couture Société on March 29, to a special Selection and workshop set up just for them.  Your group of 20 or more is welcome to contact us to set up something similar.  Click here

  3. We have lots of community outreach opportunities already established for the spring, summer, and fall.  Check out the growing list here.  Most will have activity tables, and the creative process of developing projects is also ongoing - and most inspiring! 

  4. What comes in as surplus must go out with purpose for our effort to be

  1. FabMo is an all-volunteer, donor supported organization that diverts beautiful designer materials (more than 50 tons in 2012) 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 3-day “Selection Days” each month at our Mountain View warehouse. 

  1. sustainable.  Otherwise a landfill problem just becomes a storage problem.  We host an annual Textile Arts Boutique to celebrate our crafters and their creations. 

  2. This video captures 2012’s event very nicely.

  Great fun!