Employing fabric, like paint, is one of the easiest ways to dramatically change the look and feel of a space. Unfortunately the textile industry has one of the worst eco-profiles of all the houseware industries. Finding secondhand fabrics in any sizable yardage is difficult at best. Thankfully, a couple in North Carolina started a brilliant business to bring you reclaimed high-end designer fabrics at low-end prices…
Modern Fabrics Company, profiled in a recent edition of Readymade Magazine, collects brand new "scraps" that furniture manufacturers would otherwise send to a landfill and sells them to the public at 50-70% off list price.
Modern Fabrics collects as much as 100 bolts of high-end fabric per week from designers like Knoll Textiles, |m|a|h|a|r|a|m|, Pollack, Sina Pearson, Momentum, Brentano, Luna Textiles, Designtex, HBF Textiles, Jhane Barnes, Arc|Com, Kravet, and many more.
Most of the fabrics that Modern Fabrics resells to the public are typically reserved for the design trade but now you can get your mitts on them!