Welcome to the Shatnez centre

The World of Shatnez and Kosher Clothing

The premier location to get your clothes professionally checked for shatnez, together with an option for a top quality alteration service.

"You shall not wear shatnez, wool and linen together"
(Devarim 22:11)

What is Shatnez?

Shatnez is a Hebrew acronym, which stands for combed, spun and woven. This describes the stages in processing fabric: combing the raw fibre, spinning fibres into a thread, and weaving the threads into cloth. The Torah mandates us not to wear wool and linen that have been spun together and the Jewish nation have been adhering to this since Sinai.

What we Do

Quick Service

Our standard checking time is just 3 days. But when you're in a rush, we offer a next day express service.

Professional Alterations

As an additional service we offer high quality alterations, carried out by our on-site professional tailors, either while your garments are being checked or as an alternative service.

Registered Charity

We work with the community and local Rabbonim to provide this subsidised community service.
Registered Charity No. 1013840

Professional Reliable Service

We check each item of clothing thoroughly. Any small amount of shatnez found is expertly removed, substituted and professionally finished.

Multiple Drop Off Locations

We have locations throughout the major Jewish boroughs of London, so no matter where you are - Hendon, Golders Green, Edgware - we have you covered.

Affordable prices

We are a non-profit service, created to make checking for shatnez as cheap and accessible as possible. That's why we offer our shatnez checks at below cost price.

Quick Service

Our standard checking time is just 3 days. But when you're in a rush, we offer a next day express service.

Registered Charity

We work with the community and local Rabbonim to provide the best.
Registered Charity No. 1013840

Professional Alterations

As an additional service we offer high quality alterations, carried out by our on-site professional tailor.

Who are we?

TBC

Manager

Rabbi Raphael Marelus

The Shatnez Expert

Rabbi Raphael Marelus

The Shatnez Expert

Did you know?

  • We check up to 70 different locations on each item for shatnez.

  • Just like food your clothes must also be kosher.

  • Just like you need to eat kosher food, so to clothes must be kosher.

  • We offer professional alterations by our on-site tailors at competitive prices.

more information?

Check out our FAQ's and find out more about shatnez and how we operate.

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Established in 1994, The Shatnez Centre is a non profit service created to aid and promote shatnez observance throughout the community.