“An art rather than a science”…how Fabricut, Inc. and I view the intricate process of fabric and embroidery production. This month’s Why This Costs That will provide a better understanding of what this industry leader considers when pricing two of their most popular fabrics.
Fabricut, Inc. is one of my favorite sources for quality fabrics. The company’s story is as beautifully woven as the products they offer, and I was delighted to find myself as interested in learning about Fabricut’s history as I was in understanding the cost of two of their most popular fabrics. In the early 1950s, Joe Finer and Harry Guterman owned a drapery and slip cover store in Huntington, NY.
These two friends had survived Nazi Germany and two world wars, and together they dreamed of opening a wholesale fabric operation. In 1954, their dream was realized with the opening of Fabricut in Tulsa, OK, where they offered twelve fabric patterns. Today, Fabricut, Inc. is a global player in the home furnishings industry and has expanded far beyond the twelve original patterns.
The company now includes multiple brands such as S. Harris, Vervain, Trend, and Stroheim. Fabricut, Inc. is family-run and employee-owned, with two of the sons still serving on the executive team. Fabricut is 'devoted to supplying beautiful fabrics, trimmings, decorative drapery hardware and wall coverings' according to their company story...and my experience with them! Two of the most popular fabrics from the Fabricut brand are Bixa Medallion in Seabreeze and Medicago in Citrus.