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Rare Threads

Artisan Fashion & Decor

Rare Threads

Celebrating Canadian Artisan and their Wearable Art

Rare Threads

Natural, Sustainable, Ethical

Visit Rare Threads in person at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon, ON, Canada

The Alton Mill is an 1880s stone knitting mill that has been lovingly converted into an arts centre housing 20+ artists & artisans in working studios, 3 galleries, a sculpture garden, café and unique shops. Sitting on the banks of Shaw’s creek, it has spectacular views from all three floors and throughout the grounds.

Rare Threads is a unique and interesting makers market that cultivate and supports textile and fibre arts in all forms. Nestled on the main floor of this historic building, the boutique is focused on Canadian, sustainable, and ethical designers and artisans. 

Rare Threads’ vendors provide one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art, fashion, accessories, and décor; and an exceptional shopping experience, whether you are looking for yourself, or for another.

Whatever you find – you will love it!


Seeing had me enticed......Touching and I was totally sold!

Natalie W.

These leggings are SO comfortable and unique!!

Cynthia L.

I love this piece! The colours 😳 beautiful!

Doris B.

We are serious about your safe shopping experience!

In order to protect our customers and staff we ask that everyone who enters wears a mask that fits properly below the chin to above the nose.  We provide gloves so that you may touch the merchandise.  If you are really interested in trying on a garment you may, and if not purchased it will be quarantined and processed to protect others.

Store Hours and Online

An hour's drive from downtown Toronto, it is open to the public year-round Wednesdays through Sundays and Holiday Mondays 10-5. See below for the address and directions.

If you can't make it out, you can also buy online and have your courier pick up the item at the store.  We will prep the package for your courier for a $15.00 fee and require 48hrs. for pick up.

Or call us during store hours at 519-307-9300

Rare Threads at Alton Mill Arts Centre

1402 Queen Street,
Alton Village, Caledon, ON, Canada

Open Wed through Sunday and  Holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm
 Phone 519-307-9300

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