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Help with findinf UK pure silk taffeta suppliers

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to obtain 6 meters of pure 100% silk taffeta in a dark red / burgundy / wine colour. It is becoming very hard to do this as my current trusted suppliers have downsized as it is only cost effective for them to supply pure silk taffeta in bridal colours, i.e. white/cream/etc.

I need this taffeta for a commission piece - a ECW colour. Does anyone have a trusted supplier? I have tried ebay before, but most suppliers can't tell the difference between polyester / mixed / and pure silks. Currently Etsy doesn't have anything, or the adverts are for 'fat quarters' or specific small sizes [usually buried in the small-print].

Can anyone help?
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Try Hansson Silks in Guildford.
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Thanks for the references, though the first one looks like some kind of trade supplier so I don't think I could buy directly from them? There's also no prices stated on the website.
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Hi, I've just bough a load of stuff from here, good weight and price as well as prompt despatch

www.the-millshop-online.co.uk
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