Modern Fabrics reclaimed textiles | How About Orange

February 02, 2010

Modern Fabrics reclaimed textiles

Modern Fabrics is an online store selling designer fabrics rescued from the cutting room floors of high-end furniture factories. They scoop up gorgeous textiles from the likes of Knoll, Maharam, Architex and more—usually sold only to the trade—and then make them available to everyone at 50-75% off the list price. Some are still a hefty price tag for us commoners, but definitely better. And it's great to think that these could go live at your house instead of a landfill.

25 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I work with those fabrics every day so I can verify that the prices offered by Modern Fabrics are a very good deal!

Jody said...

such useful stuff this morning... thanks!

publicknitting said...

Seeing fabrics like this makes me wish I sewed. Or, that I want to sew.

rebecca said...

I agree w/ Elizabeth - I double-checked pricing against Maharam's website. Modern Fabrics' pricing is great. I work w/ these fabrics every day as well.

Grandma G said...

Hey... be careful who you're calling a "commoner"!

Jess said...

Oh, excuse me.

EH said...

It's Erin at YAYDIY.com
This is a great, tip, thank you! We're looking for some fabric that may hang nicely on a canvas - as artwork on a wall - we'll definitely check these out to see if any fit the job!
Thanks!
Erin yaydiy.com

Fleur said...

Wow, it's cheap!
and I love the fabrics

shery said...

love these fabrics

Mac said...

These are beautiful prints! I will have to check them out for my projects. I usually work with vintage fabrics (see this post http://whereisthehombrellah.blogspot.com/2010/01/love-cats.html) but this definitely inspires me to add a modern twist.

Becky said...

Learned about Modern Fabrics yesterday on another blog and I am impressed. I sew for a decorator and she is gonna flip when she sees their prices!!!!!

justaglimpse said...

So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!

tri-fold brochure design said...

Nice fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

Christy said...

fabulous shop! the fabrics are gorgeous!

James Powell said...

Thank you for the mention Jessica- let us know if we can help you with any new year projects!

Packing supplies said...

Modern Fabrics is your online resource for high quality reclaimed textiles and leather, with hundreds of decorator and designer fabrics at 50-75% off list price.

Nate Williams said...

wow! deliciousssssssss

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

This is awesome! Going to spend some money right now!

Laurendy said...

I think this may be the best link ever!!

Karen Meyers said...

oh wow, thanks for that link. I'm gonna have to resist ordering those stripes, I'm not sure if I can do it!

Packaging USA said...

This is an amazing, lean, thank you! I am searching for some textile that may hang well on a canvas - as artwork on a wall - we'll absolutely check these out to check if any match the job!
Thanks!

Amy Taylor said...

A shout out to Modern Fabrics - LOVE THEM. I am fortunate to live here in Charlotte where I can visit their shop anytime. Spread the word...they are great :)

Jessica, I used your fabrics in both of my children's room for drapery and a chair. They turned out great -- thank you for the awesome designs!!

Jess said...

Aw, I'm honored!

Kellie said...

Thanks for the heads up on Modern Fabrics!!

lolasays said...

For anyone in the Bay Area, there is a nonprofit group called FabMo that does the same thing (gathers up samples from designers that would otherwise be thrown away), but they give them away for free once a month!

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