Fabric Merchants, Inc. is a leading wholesale fabric supplier to retail outlets, online fabric stores, international wholesalers, and designers worldwide. We offer our customers a huge selection of current and next season’s apparel fabric direct from print plants, mills and garment companies. We specialize in double and rolled basics and assortments, as well as flat fold bundles from a multitude of cutting services. Fabric Merchants is recognized in the industry as the premier supplier of T-shirt knit cotton and cotton spandex printed knits, featuring floral, skins, camouflage and children’s designs, and produced right here in the USA.
The entire staff at Fabric Merchants, from the front office to the warehouse, is dedicated to providing outstanding service and personalized attention to our customers around the globe.
Steve is the founder and driving force of Fabric Merchants, Inc., where he oversees operations, is the primary buyer and works closely with the company’s vendors and suppliers including domestic and international mills, print plants, garment companies and cutting services. The third generation of his family to work in the textile industry, Steve launched the company in 1995, after a long and successful tenure as the main buyer for the former House of Fabrics, at the time the largest retail fabric chain in the country.
Over the years, he has grown Fabric Merchants from a small jobbing operation to a major wholesale supplier of apparel fabric that occupies a 20,000 square foot facility near the heart of Los Angeles’ fashion district. He built a vast network of relationships and partnered with a California-based printing plant to produce an in-demand line of cotton and cotton blend prints called T-Knit Options that established Fabric Merchants as the T-knit print supplier to the fabric store industry.
When Steve takes a break from dreaming up new approaches to bringing his customers the latest in apparel fabrics, he enjoys cycling, cross-fit training, playing guitar and spending time with his family and two dogs. He and his wife Nelly are deeply committed to community and charitable causes and they support a variety of non-profit organizations.
Steve’s father, Harry Wisner built the independent fabric store division of the company and worked alongside his son for many years. He was the consummate salesman and customers throughout the U.S loved working with him.
Nelly helped establish and grow Fabric Merchants and remains a creative and organizational influence behind the scenes. She implemented the launch of the retail space adjacent to the warehouse that draws fabric aficionados and bargain hunters from near and far, keeps the team informed on current and emerging fashion trends and textiles, and works closely with Steve on their shared vision for the company’s future.
National Sales Representative
Jamie brings extensive experience in the textile and apparel industries to her role as National Sales Rep, in which she handles chain store accounts across the country. She worked as a fabric buyer in New England and Ohio prior to joining Fabric Merchants in 2010. Away from the job she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and extended family.