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Rare Threads

Artisan Fashion & Decor

Rare Threads

Celebrating Canadian Artisan and their Wearable Art

Rare Threads

Natural, Sustainable, Ethical

Dear Rare Thread clients

It is with great distress that being in Peel Region, we are included in the provincial government's mandatory shutdown order until Dec. 21. Our vendors are devastated since this is the most valuable time of the year. Please note that if anything changes that allows us to re-open sooner, we will do so ASAP.

The essence of the RT is the experience of hands-on in-person shopping for one-of-a-kind products. However in light of the emergency, we do offer on-line shopping with curbside pickup on scheduled days. Please help us by supporting local business and Canadian Artisans by either placing an order on line and arranging a pickup time, or by postponing purchases to a time where we can be open to serve you, our most valued and dedicated customers.


Rare Thread vendors and Customer support staff.


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.

In Normal times, 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!

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.

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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