Getting Your Fabrics On Demand

Fabrics On DemandNo minimums. Magic words.  Also practically impossible to find in the fashion world.  At least it is when it comes to custom printed textiles.  As a small to midsized business in the design industry it’s often difficult (or should I say impossible) to meet that 1000yd yard minimum that so many mills require.  You’ve got your heart set on a pattern but where are you going to have 5 yards for samples produced, right?  Fabrics On Demand seems like a good option.

I was stumbling along on Twitter, connecting with all sorts of new industry folks and there they were- a designer’s dream come true.   I think the idea is great; market not only to the home sewer but also these fresh young design labels that need flexibility in the early stages of business.  The process seems pretty easy.  Go to their web site, upload your design, choose a fabric quality (they currently offer cottons , linen, poly, lycra, fleece), choose your layout, place your order. Plus, a seven day turn around.  Not bad.

The whole idea has sparked my interest and I am thinking about ways to utilize this convenient service in my own endeavors.  Now, if they would only offer organic fabrics…

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!