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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Fabric Merchants?
Welcome to Fabric Merchants!
Fabric Merchants, Inc. was established in 1995. We specialize in supplying fabric stores, manufacturers, and designers worldwide with a full range of fashion apparel fabrics, cotton knit prints, and a full range of all woven and knitted fabrics. We manufacture textiles domestically and overseas to give our customers the best value possible. We also specialize in flat fold bundles, double and rolled categories, basic woven and knitted re-orderable solids, spandex prints and solids, and much more.
We operate out of a 25,000 square foot warehouse in the center of the textile manufacturing district in Los Angeles, CA. Our staff maintains the highest level of perfection possible in the Industry. Fabric Merchants, Inc. has millions of yards of fabric always in stock and is ready to serve all of your wholesale needs.
How do I use this site?
This website was designed to show you our current fabric releases as well as all of our better selling apparel fabrics. Pricing information is not disclosed until a wholesale application is submitted and approved. For more information click our “Become A Customer” link!
Who do you sell to?
Fabric Merchants sells to fabric stores, distributors, and designers worldwide. Our minimum order is $250.00 per order excluding freight. If you are unable to meet the minimum, you may reach out to us for the nearest store that carries our products.
I want to request a donation of fabric for my charity. Whom do I contact?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and describe the nature of your request. We receive a large number of requests, so please be patient and know that not all requests can be honored.
What does “put up” mean, and what are Fabric Merchants standard put ups?
“Put Up” is simply how we offer and ship the fabric. You will see on our site DR 15 or DR 25. We offer 15 yard bolts of fabric and 25 yard bolts that are double folded ( DR: typical for fabric stores). We also sell fabric ROT 50s. ROT means Rolled on tubes. There are many fabrics on our site that we can ship a 50 yard roll of. This “put up” is very common for designers.
How can I get samples?
Based on a huge demand and quick turnaround of fabric, we do not offer samples until pre-approved for wholesale purchasing. Once approved, re-orderable color cards are available for purchase.
I am a new shop and I would like to purchase fabric for my store. Who do I contact for pricing?
Please click the link “Become a Customer” and our Sales Team will review your application and issue you an account number if approved!
I am a new designer and want samples of all your latest arrivals, how do I get samples?
We have a quick turnaround in fabric and do not offer samples until pre-approved for wholesale. Please let us know the type of fabric you are looking for and quantity you are seeking, so that we can determine how best to serve your needs.
What is your minimum order?
Our minimum order is $250.00 excluding freight.
I am interested in buying for export, whom do I need to contact?
Please email us at email@example.com so that we can better assist you or contact Victoria in our sales office at 323-267-0010
I live in Los Angeles, can I stop and visit your warehouse?
Yes! We are located on 1430 S. Grande Vista and are open to the public.
Can I buy sample yardage and purchase larger quantities later?
We require a $250.00 minimum per order, minimum 15 yard yardage cuts. HOWEVER: you can purchase smaller cuts of fabric in our Retail Outlet Store adjacent to our warehouse.
I would like to stop by and browse your fabrics but I am unable to meet the wholesale minimum, can I purchase retail?
You can always visit our Warehouse Retail Outlet and buy our fabrics at low retail prices without minimums.
How long will it take for an order to ship out?
It typically depends on the size of the order, orders ship anywhere from the same day to as long as 2 weeks out.
What do you mean Put Up?
This is how the order is packaged and sold to customers. It can be either F/F, D/R, or ROT.
What do you mean by D/R ( double and rolled)?
The fabric is folded on our state of the art “Measuregraph” machines on fabric reels. Usually, 15 yards are on a reel or on a bolt of fabric.
What do you mean by F/F ( flatfolded)?
These are bundles that are generally 50 yards and sold as assortments where each piece ranges anywhere from one to 7 yards but usually averages in the 3 yard range giving the value shopper a wider assortment to choose from. The more yards a customer buys the more styles the customer gets.
What do you mean by ROT ( Rolled on Tubes)
The fabric is rolled on a 60-inch long tube. All fabrics start out ROT and we re-pack them depending on how the supplier delivers them and the customer’s needs.
What do you mean pick and choose?
Instead of buying assorted, you may choose specific fabrics, colors and prints at a regular price. For instance, you can buy a 15 yard cut, hand select them, and pick 10 different looks. If you want something very specific for your business, then this is what Fabric Merchants recommend for you.
What do you mean by Assorted?
Rather than selecting a specific color or print, Fabric Merchants offer the option of buying a group of the best selling patterns at a much discounted price. The retailer then has a wider assortment of looks and lowers their cost in turn getting higher gross profit margins. You may also choose to break up the assortment yourself and merchandise them by look or by price. Example: you can get an assortment of Fabric Merchants’ children’s conversational prints. You will in turn get many of the best selling new looks at a reduced price since you are buying pre-packed cases. We guarantee no duplicates! Save time and money, let us give you an assortment and you can save up to 20% per yard. This is our best selling option yet!
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