Water Tower Textiles Canada was started by Patty Hamm with the help of her husband, Kevin, and oldest daughter on October 1, 2016. From it’s very humble beginnings the dream was to connect, inspire and equip women to sew well-fitting, flattering clothes for themselves, their loved ones and their family, by providing quality knit fabric options, encouragement and inspiration.
This family-run business has grown from a small room off the kitchen in a farmhouse to a warehouse and showroom in Leamington, Ontario. The Water Tower Textiles Canada family has now grown to include Annie, Heather, Tina, Eva, Nicola and Sandra who work behind the scenes filling orders, cutting samples, matching colours, taking pictures, creating listings, bookkeeping and so much more.
With family as one of their highest values, the showroom was designed to be a place that anyone can feel comfortable and welcome, especially young moms with their little ones in tow. Sip on free fair trade organic coffee while your little ones play in the adjoining playroom. See, feel and play with the half meter fabric samples on display in the showroom, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Orders are cut in the back while you relax in comfy chairs and your children make new friends.
Water Tower Textiles Canada also wants to use their influence and success in business to make a difference in the world. A portion of every sale is donated to support families and children in need. A portion of sales in the past was donated to Ronald McDonald House, which provides a close place to stay for families while their child is in hospital; and to House of Hope, an orphanage in Haiti that provides a home, education and medical care to orphans and children whose parents can’t afford to raise them.
WTTC also donates to the work of The Exodus Road, an organization that works to free those caught in slavery and human trafficking around the world, and to Little By Little, a London, Ontario based organization that works in Haiti, creating jobs for impoverished parents so they can afford to keep their children at home instead of placing them in an orphanage.
When you purchase from Water Tower Textiles Canada, you are not just buying fabric to create beautiful garments, or add to your stash, you are partnering with a family who is passionate about supporting families and children, and bringing life, hope and inspiration to the world.