Textile Resources January 8, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Local Sources, Sewing and Workroom Supplies, Textile Resources , trackback
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Gail K Fabrics – Atlanta’s best source of apparel textiles. They traditionally buy manufacturer overruns and clean out designer back rooms. Large variety of textiles for bridal and evening wear, suiting and sportswear. Interesting selection of buttons and other notions.
Gail K Fabrics 2216 Cheshire Bridge Road NE Atlanta, GA 30324-4235 Phone: 404-982-0366 Business Hours: Mon - Closed Tues and Wed: 10am - 4pm Thurs: 10am - 7pm Fri and Sat: 10am - 4pm Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Bukom African Fabrics – High quality African fabrics. Good selection of wax print cottons. The store is in the Old Discount Mall off Old National Highway. Near the intersection of I-85 and I-285 in southwest Atlanta.
Bukom African Fabrics 2680 Godby Road College Park, GA 30349 Phone: (404) 766-1228 Business Hours: Mon - Sat: 10:30 am - 9pm Sun: Closed
Forsyth Fabrics – This massive store sells primarily interior fabrics, but you might be able to find some interesting textiles to use for garments that require a heavier weight fabric. They have an amazing collection of novelty textiles that need to be ordered in advance but might give you some ideas for decorative surface treatments.
Forsyth Fabrics 1190 Foster Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: 404-351-4198 Business Hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm Sun: 12pm - 5pm
Lewis and Sheron Fabrics – Another store with a massive quantity of interior and decorative fabrics. They allow you to cut your own samples here and have a large silk room in which you might find some nice options for your garments. Be sure to check out the Staceage boutique inside the store for some great inspiration.
Lewis and Sheron Fabrics 912 Huff Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: 404-351-4833 Business Hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm
Hancock Fabrics – This is not a store that we would recommend you visit to find fabrics for your garments, but they are a great source for notions. Here you can find muslin, scissors, thread, and basic zippers. The location listed below is also the best source in Atlanta for interfacing of all weights and varieties.
Hancock Fabrics 2625 Piedmont Rd, Suite 8 Atlanta, GA 30324 Phone: 404-266-0517 Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 8pm Sat: 9:30am - 6pm Sun: 12pm - 5pm
Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts – Slightly better than Hancock’s for garment textiles, but still not great. They are, however, an excellent source for notions, patterns, and large variety of workroom supplies (huge selection of scissors and cutting mats.) Better source for crafting and art supplies than fabrics. Always understaffed, be prepared to pay for samples and to wait in line to get your fabrics cut or a question answered. They do regularly have great sales and offer generous coupons which makes the wait worthwhile when you need to buy a big ticket item. Open late.
Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Superstore Barrett Pavilion 2500 Cobb Place Ln Nw Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-7521 Phone: 770-428-9986 Business Hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm Sun: 10am - 7pm Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Superstore Pleasant Hill Square 2255 Pleasant Hill Rd Ste 200 Duluth, Georgia 30096-2325 Phone: 770-623-1976 Business Hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm Sun: 10am - 7pm
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C & J Textiles Inc – Specializing in fine silks, including georgette, crepe back satin, CDC, charmeuse, plain & satin face organza, 4-ply crepe, most in stock w/102 stock colors. Also,100% English wools, duchess satin, silk knit taffeta, European novelties, French laces by Darquer. Solids & prints. No Minimums. Check the SCAD Atlanta Fashion Resource Room for swatches and color charts.
C & J Textiles Inc - 230 West 38th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10018 +1.212.354.0040 firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Sal Varon
A & K Fabric: New York fabric store that is a great source for leather alternatives as well as assorted cotton, silk, metallic, and wool. Competitive pricing and excellent customer service. They sell retail and wholesale.
A & K Fabric 257 W 39th St New York, NY 10018 (212) 944-5693
Beckenstein Mens Fabrics – Known as “The Fabric Czar,” Neal Boyarsky is the CEO of this company which specializes in high-quality menswear fabrics. They carry an excellent selection of suiting, shirting, and outerwear textiles at very competitive prices.
Fabric Czar 257 West 39th Street New York, NY 10018 (800) 221-2727 Email: email@example.com
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.B and J Fabrics – 15,000 square foot fabric mecca in the heart of New York’s Garment District. They specialize in high-end natural fiber and European fabrics. They aren’t cheap, but they do carry high quality textiles. They’ll send fabric samples if you are very specific about the type of fabric you are looking for. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to order swatches.
B and J Fabrics 525 7th Ave 2nd Floor (between 38th St & 39th St) New York, NY 10018 (212) 354-8150 Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Student swatching only between 8am-9am on weekdays and 9am-10am on Saturdays. (14 swatch maximum)Metro Textiles Corp. – A student-friendly fabric shop with very competitive prices. It isn’t a large shop, but Kashi, the owner, manages to stuff a huge amount of product into a small space and is known to bend over backward to ensure that you find what you are looking for. He carries Silk, Linen, Denim, Knits, Crepes, Cottons, Lace, Prints, Satins, Chiffon, Suiting, Wool, Muslin and others.
Metro Textiles Corp. 265 West 37th Street Suite 908 New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-209-0004 Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 am to 6 pmParon Fabrics – This reasonably priced fabric store stocks silk linen, cotton, wool, synthetics, rayons/viscose, blends, novelties, stretch, jerseys/knits, velvets, brocades and more. Their huge variety is constantly changing, but they have very competitive prices and keep their bolts well labeled with clear information about fiber content and designer or manufacturer. 50% off all the fabrics in Paron’s Annex (two doors west of the main store). The staff is known to be helpful.
Paron Fabrics 206 West 40th Street (close to 7th and next to Midtown Comics) New York, NY 10018 (212) 768-3266 Business Hours: Mon - Fri : 9 AM - 5:45 PM Thurs: 9 AM - 7 PM Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday: Closed
N.Y. Elegant Fabric – A large store with a little bit of everything. Prices are on par with Mood. Although the name sort of infers that they have fancy laces and fabrics for evening gowns, they have a huge variety of textiles ranging from cotton shirtings to real furs. They also are known for their high quality faux furs and other novelty fabrics. Offers 10% discount for students. If you go there, keep in mind that they allow student swatching in the mornings for .25 cents per swatch – they are happy to apply this as a credit to a later purchase if you buy yardage.
New York Elegant Fabrics 222 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018 (212) 302 - 4980 email@example.com Business Hours: Mon to Fri: 9 AM - 6 PM Sat: 10 AM - 5 PMGray Lines Linen Inc. – OK, so their website looks like they don’t carry much variety, but don’t be dismayed, this company is a great source of all types of linen, from linen blends, to metallic linens, and extra wide cuts. Call them for samples and keep in mind that they may be willing to negotiate prices. Many thanks to Simone Adams for letting us know about this great resource.
Gray Lines Linen Inc. 260 West 39th Street, #4 New York, NY 10018 USA (212) 391 - 4130 Business Hours: Mon to Fri: 9 AM - 6:30 PM Sat: 10 AM - 6 PMRosen & Chadick Fabrics - Very nice people working here. They don’t have the largest selection, but they are very courteous and will make every effort to find the product for you. They specialize in high-end fabrics including rows and rows of silk prints, exquisite laces, velvets, high quality mens’ suitings (Dormeuil, Loro Piana), wool novelties, and knits, boucles and tweeds.
Rosen & Chadick Fabrics 561 Seventh Avenue (west side of 7th, enter on 4 2nd floor and 3rd floor New York, NY 10018 212-869-0142 Business Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30-5:45 Sat 9:00-4:30Spandex House – Doesn’t the name of this place just make you want to hop a plane to check it out?!! The best source for all sorts of stretch fabrics including Nylon Lycra, Cotton Lycra, Stretch Metallic, Stretch Holograms, Stretch Velvet, Sheer Mesh, Sheer Illusion, Sufflex. Beneath the crazy shiny costumey stuff, they have a pretty good selection of quality knitwear including cotton jerseys.
Spandex House 263 W 38th St Fl 3 New York, NY 10018 (212) 354-6711 Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am - 6 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm