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General

The Textile Research Centre wants to stimulate people to discover the World of Dress at home. The TRC therefore has a shop that can also be visited digitally. You can buy new and secondhand books on textiles and dress, including Dutch regional dress, but also craft items from all over the world. These include woven Syrian sheep bands, little Mongolian purses, embroidered Turkish lavender bags with oya decoration, gaudily decorated caps from Afghanistan, and many other beautiful and interesting objects.

The shop also sells collection care items, including acid free paper and boxes for storing your delicate textiles and articles of dress, rolls for more compact storage of long textile items, heads and wigs for display purposes, etc. The TRC also sells a range of tools, materials and threads for cotton spinning, crochet, embroidery, hairpin lace production, and silk cocoons for making silk paper. 

A new line in this assortment is a wide range of beads for making or restoring Dutch regional dress, including imitation garnets, blood coral and jet, plus all sorts of metal and glass seed beads for embroidery. You can find all these items in the TRC shop for very reasonable prices. You are very welcome to visit the TRC shop at our premises along the Hogewoerd, but you can also browse through the shop at home, via our website.

Ordering digitally one or more items from the TRC shop is very easy. Select the book(s) or other objects you want to purchase and go to Product Detail. Add the desired item(s) to your digital shopping list ("Add to Cart"). Send your completed list, as indicated, to the TRC. You will shortly receive by e-mail a confirmation of your order, plus an invoice which includes the relevant postage costs. Once the TRC has received the money, the items will be sent to you.

TRC in a nutshell

Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428   info@trc-leiden.nl

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment.

Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59

Gallery exhibition, 3 April - 29 June: From Kaftan to Kippa

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

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Financial gifts

The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
 
Financial donations can also be made via Paypal: