Essem Textiles Co. is a fabric store that was established in May 2021 on the downtown Cloverdale strip by husband & wife duo Rajan & Simina. Simina has a longstanding history with fashion & textiles. She attended UFV's Fashion Design program from 2012-2014, then completed her BGS degree. From 2016-2017 she attended UBC and received her BEd. in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics in the Surrey School District at Fleetwood Park Secondary from 2017-2021 which was an experience that she cherishes deeply. Her love for textiles has always been strongly supported by her husband Rajan who has gained a considerable amount of knowledge about the industry since their decision to open the store.
Future plans for the store by the couple include offering beginner's sewing lessons, one-on-one sewing lessons, classes (sewing, quilting, crafting, etc.), social hours & drop-ins as well as machine repairs. Keep an eye on their social media for announcements!