Modern fabric Design

February 18, 2017
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James + Ewa Powell - Modern FabricsWe are pleased to welcome you to our online designer fabric reclamation effort, Modern Fabrics. This online store supports our goal of providing the public with the best designer fabrics rescued from the cutting room floor! Our customers are eco-conscious consumers who intend to reduce demand for virgin materials and to reduce waste. Of course, our customers are also savvy consumers seeking a great value on beautiful fabrics available at discounted prices.

James & Ewa Powell, Founders of Modern Fabrics

We aim to be stewards of exquisitely designed textiles, otherwise discarded or difficult to find. We reclaim and collect new fabrics from the finest luxury furniture companies throughout the United States and offer them to you at 50-75% off list price.

We focus our selections around designer commercial-grade textile companies including Maharam, Knoll Textiles, Designtex, Pollack, Carnegie, Momentum, Sina Pearson, Brentano, Luna Textiles, Unica Vaev, HBF Textiles, Architex, Jhane Barnes, Arc|Com, Kravet, and many more.

Additionally, we have also become a prominent online source for discounted residential decorator fabrics. This exquisite offering includes textiles from Schumacher, Romo, Holly Hunt, Dedar, Lee Jofa, Donghia, Cowtan & Tout, China Seas, Kravet, Serena & Lily, Ralph Lauren, Zimmer Rhode, Ethan Allen, Robert Allen, Designers Guild, and more.

COM factory cartThese textiles are generally only offered to-the-trade (designers and professionals), yet we make them available to everyone.

Modern Fabrics is your online resource for high quality textiles and fabric design. We have a comprehensive collection of reclaimed interior textiles, featuring innovative materials, iconic modernist designs, and timeless textures.

Whether you make pillows, handbags, furniture, quilts, or clothing, we surely have something you are looking for. If we don’t have something for you today, check back often as we continuously update our selections.

One Bolt of Fabric at a Time

We have seen firsthand, at numerous furniture factories and cutting and sewing workrooms, the grim reality of waste and disposal of textile fabrics. An overwhelming majority of textile waste winds up in black plastic yard bags in a landfill. Countless discarded and unused bolts of fabric fill our landfills everyday.

Customers Own Material (COM) fabric is the worst culprit. Upon filling an order, there is no incentive to store or reuse fabrics which have been paid for by a customer. It is not cost effective for manufacturers to return or ship the fabric to the customer. Furthermore, most customers simply have no interest in having excess COM returned. As you can see in our online store, quantities of excess COM can range from one yard to 100 yards or more!

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