WELCOME TO BIRMINGHAM RAG MARKET OPEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 9AM-5PM
DESIGN IS EVERYTHING
We have become the first port of call for many dressmakers, brides-to-be, fashion students and crafters alike. We’ve curated a diverse array of styles and designs of fabric and haberdashery, you’ll be sure to find something you like.
We also offer a whole range of general and alternative goods.
OVER 850 YEARS TRADING
The market legally began in 1154 when Peter de Bermingham, a local landowner, obtained a Charter of Marketing Rights from King Henry II. Initially, a textile trade began developing in the area and it was first mentioned in 1232 in a document, in which one merchant is described as a business partner to William de Bermingham and being in the ownership of four weavers, a smith, a tailor and a purveyor. Seven years later, another document described another mercer in the area. Within the next ten years, the area developed into a leading market town and a major cloth trade was established.