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A Glossary of Wholesale Fabric Terms

In the wholesale textile industry, buying by the bolt yields cheaper prices than retail and usually comes in 15-20 yard increments. If you have a home or community project that requires bulk fabric, buying from wholesale distributors is definitely the way to go. Here are some terms to help you better understand the industry.

  • Broadcloth – This fabric is sturdy enough to upholster furniture yet soft enough to make clothing. Made from wool or cotton, it is very densely woven and high-quality.
  • Damask – Damask is a woven fabric with a reversible pattern that suits curtains, table linens and furniture upholstery. It originated in Medieval Islamic culture and can be made of wool, linen, silk, synthetic fibers or cotton. On an unrelated note, the term damask commonly describes a specific print, which looks somewhat similar to the fleur-de-lis.
  • Embroidery – Embroidery is an ancient craft that has its roots in ancient Egyptian, Northern European and Chinese societies. It is a decorative element of clothing or fabric with threads sewn into a design. Wholesale embroidered patterns are often machine-sewn.
  • Remnants – Fabric remnants are leftover fabrics from warehouses and manufacturers. Usually less than a yard long, these pieces are sold at a discount for such purposes as quilting and affixing appliqués to garments.
  • Swatch – When going the online route, you can order swatches to determine whether the color and print is what you really want. This is particularly a good idea for expensive fabrics such as camel hair and handmade lace.
  • Synthetic Fabric – Synthetic fabrics are popular textile industry staples because they imitate natural fabrics but are cheaper and sometimes have better properties. Acrylic imitates wool but won’t wrinkle or itch. Acetate is like silk but doesn’t pill or shrink. Other examples of synthetics include nylon, latex, polyester, fleece and spandex.
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    Arlington, VA 22207
    Getting high quality fabrics at wholesale prices has never been easier with our local Durham area fabric shop. Offering the latest fabrics and classics for any decorating project.
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    Freudenberg Spunweb Co
    3500 Industrial Dr, Durham, NC 27704
    (919) 471-2582
    H & T Sales & Distribution Inc
    437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278
    (919) 644-7340
    Karen Saks
    611 Creekside Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 834-0721
    Nancy's Knit Knacks LLC
    104 Hobblebrook Ct, Cary, NC 27518
    (919) 387-9197
    Simon Textile Company Inc
    1141 Gibson Rd Ste A, Mebane, NC 27302
    (336) 578-6121
    Mosaic Tile Company
    2641 Noblin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919) 877-1031
    Carolina Linen Service
    2205 New Hope Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919) 878-9532
    Tumbling Colors
    1407 S Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27610
    (919) 832-0440
    Spuntech Industries Inc
    555 N Park Dr, Roxboro, NC 27573
    (336) 330-9000
    Carolina Finishing of North Carolina
    220 Elmira St, Burlington, NC 27217
    (336) 227-2770
    Jhrg LLC
    303 S Pine St, Spring Hope, NC 27882
    (252) 478-4997
    B & H Fabrics
    4598 Chickasha Dr, Browns Summit, NC 27214
    (336) 656-3800
    Lee Fabrics Inc
    4127 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford, NC 27332
    (919) 774-4114
    Ramseur Inter-Lock Knitting Inc
    244 Nc Highway 22 N, Ramseur, NC 27316
    (336) 824-2427
    Jla Home Fabrics Inc
    211 Rockingham Dr, Reidsville, NC 27320
    (336) 349-4570

    Fabrics come in all sorts of textures, colors, and styles. When you need a lot of fabric at one time, whether because you own a retail fabric shop or you are a seamstress or tailor, buying fabric such as cotton and linen can really translate to a savings. Fabric wholesalers specialize in volume pricing when selling bolts of fleece, silk, and lace. Many people like to sew their own clothing, or make bedspreads and quilts. They often visit fabric shops to get the patterns and sewing supplies they need. When fabric stores need to stock up on the latest upholstery fabrics, they deal with wholesalers. Wholesalers may have a local warehouse where they sell their remnants, closeouts, and newest fashions. Manufacturers and distributors sell at a bulk discount to customers like retailers, seamstresses, and tailors. Each fabric holds its own appeal. For instance, lace, always thought of as an extravagance, was especially coveted in the 1500s. Made from fibers such as cotton, flax and silk, lace was also woven with metallic threads of gold and silver. Whether you like yards of funky fabrics with wild patterns or traditional designs of cotton and linen, you’re in luck buying in bulk from a textile wholesaler. These dealers may sell anything from cheap home upholstery fabrics to clothing fabric. Garments are easily made with the right supplies, fabric, and a reliable sewing machine. You can also use fabric to make your own curtains and quilts. Print and use free sewing patterns online or purchase some from a fabric shop. Buying from a wholesaler can be beneficial in the long run when you need to contract on a regular basis with a reliable textile distributor.
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