How to Start a Fabric Store

If you are thinking of venturing into something new, then opening a fabric store is an option that you might want to go into. It is a great advantage if you have a background in fabric industry and have a business mindset.

Before going into the fabric retailing, it would be advisable that you read something about it so that you will have an idea what are you getting into. Assess also the resources that you have so that you will have a guide on dealing with your fabric store business.

Fabric is a material that is made up of thread and yarns. Yarns are composed of linen or wool fibers that are made with the use of spinning wheel. Fabric is usually formed through weaving, knitting, knotting and pressing together these materials. If you want to venture into something new then opting to open a fabric store maybe a good idea. It is the best option for anyone especially if he or she has an experience or interest when it comes to industry of fabrics. Starting a fabric store is a good business to consider if you have an educational background when it comes to textile technology. It would be an added bonus if you have business skills to compliments your knowledge when it comes to fabric industry.

When starting a fabric business, it would be best to consider what level you would want to start. You can opt to do manufacturing or fabric retailing. A thorough background on each of the industry’s market and nature can help you decide what kind you want to venture into. There are a lot of business magazine, trade journals and other pertinent source of information that you could read to give you an idea what type of fabric business you want to enter. It would be best if you also look into your capital. In this case, you have decided to venture into retailing business by opening up a fabric store. It would be best to look into how much capital you have and how big your network when it comes to textile marketing. If you assess your area and look at the shortage when it comes to fabric stores, then considering retailing is a good idea.

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Starting a fabric store

After deciding to put up a fabric store, it is time now to get information that you need so that you can get started. Look into the rules and regulations when it comes to starting this kind of business. You might want to seek the help of a professional. Take note about that the law when it comes to registration, licensing, staffing and safety measure varies from different area to another. If you want to save time or resources then you may want to hire somebody to do this investigation.

Gather every requirement that you need in order for you to set up your fabric store. Of course location, storage space and man power are the things that you need to consider. After spending time in the physical store management, it is essential that you strategize a marketing plan. This will help you define your customers as well as your goals in the future. In your fabric store, you will definitely need to partner with a supplier and manufacturer that could give you the fabrics for you sale. Doing advertising and marketing work is an important aspect of your fabric store.

Your fabric store certainly has potential to grow. You can be a fabric supplier of leading clothing company if you bag a good partnership. All it takes is dedication and motivation and hence this will eventually lead to you owning a successful fabric store business.

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128 Comments

  • sarah said on May 19, 2009
    Hello! would like to start a fabric shop. Are there any books that can help guide me in this venture? Also, who would I contact about wholesale merchandise?
  • Diane said on July 14, 2009
    I want know what I need to get started in doing to make a fabric shop.
  • Ann Hendren said on July 30, 2009
    I would like to open a fabric and notion store
  • Rona Woods said on August 10, 2009
    I would like some information on starting a fabric shop and how to go about locating a wholesaler so that I can get fabrics and notions a cheap price.
  • Guylaine said on September 12, 2009
    Hi, I would like some info on starting an online fabric and ruffled lace shop in Canada. How can I find a wholesaler? Is there some kind of wholesaler list available?
  • Brenda said on October 14, 2009
    Thinking of starting a fabric shop of my own. What is needed to get started, is there wholesale stores I can contact. Can you provide information on starting? Please.
  • sarah said on October 31, 2009
    hi, I really want to open up a fabric store, but was wondering can one do it online, and then go to an actual place for fabric? where does one get a list of suppliers to start off from? Literally how much money is involved in starting one?
  • Tonya said on November 4, 2009
    Hi!(smile)I'm currently enrolling into FIT of NY and my goal is to become a textile/surface design and my long term goal is to become a fabric designer/fabric wholesaler, small manufacturer. I really in need of some guidance on how to start my own adventure in this business; any info would be greatly appreciated!
  • KK Mac said on November 28, 2009
    Hi! I am looking into starting a retail fabric business in Georgia. Is there anyone else out there interested in this business venture that is in this region? Any information will be very helpful. Thanks!
  • Gina Lazzara Witkovsky said on December 4, 2009
    Gina Lazzara Creation Fabricks. Destination for Up coming Fabric Store: Caro MI 48723
  • Gina Lazzara Witkovsky said on December 4, 2009
    I also want to know how much money do I need to start this Fabric Store?
  • Robin said on December 21, 2009
    Walmart fabric going out. No other fabric stores in Savannah Tn. area. Want to open one. Don't know where to begin or where to get the money. been working in clothing factory for years and my own sewing business on the side. We need a fabric store around here. Need some help!
  • Deborah Cook said on December 27, 2009
    Would like to open a fabric store not as expensive as a quilt shop but better than Walmart. I need help getting started. Can you tell me how to find supplier?
  • Sue Williams said on January 2, 2010
    I presently live in Goldsboro, NC and our only Walmart is closing its fabric dept. There are a lot of people really upset because you have to drive about an hour to get thread, fabric, etc. Anyone in the area interested in doing a fabric store business?
  • Tommy C said on January 10, 2010
    If anyone is interested in opening up a fabric store and needs a reliable and cheap supplier. Contact me at tommychui.cty@gmail.com. My company specializes in Fleece, mesh, tricot, function fabric and many more. Contact me for details. TOMMY C
  • Deborah Stallings said on January 17, 2010
    I would like information on opening my own retail fabric store. How do I go about this? I have found a retail location, now I need information on suppliers, etc. Thank you!
  • Debbie Leier said on January 19, 2010
    I am looking into opening a retail fabric store in Central Alberta Canada. I was wondering about how to get information on inventory of fabrics, patterns, notions etc. Also an amount to start the process. I would also like to know what an average size fabric store is. I would need supplier information for shelving and displays etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  • April said on January 22, 2010
    How do I find a supplier? I have looked on the internet but am not getting any results. I would like to add fabric to my store.
  • Wanda said on January 24, 2010
    Our local Wal-Mart (Kentucky) is eliminating its fabric department and we don't have any other place to buy fabric locally. I have been wanting to open a business of my own. What will I need to do to get this going? How much initial money will it take to get going? How do I find suppliers? All other information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  • Tencie said on January 26, 2010
    Am living outside the United states. Providenciales Turks and Caicos B.W.I.. There is no fabric and craft store where I live at all. A store here will have great potential. I work in a fabric store for about five years and have a general idea of what it takes to run a fabric store. I want to know how much money it will take me to start and how do i find suppliers? I am not finding anything online.
  • Patricia Maddox said on January 30, 2010
    After Wal-Mart also closes their fabric department in my North Louisiana town, I am over an hour away from anything else. My dream has been to open a fabric store along with the children's clothing that I also make. I need to know initial money needed and how to locate most economical suppliers. Want to be able to offer prices that are affordable by all.
  • Linda Stewart said on February 28, 2010
    I am wanting to start my own fabic store. Walmart is going out and we have none in our quilting community of 4 small towns in the area. The next fabric store will be 60 to 75 miles away depending when you Live. I dont know where to begin. I would like some help. thanks, Linda
  • barb said on March 24, 2010
    i want to open a fabric store in warman saskatchewan canada
  • susan said on March 27, 2010
    Newark, New York walmart did the same here. I want to open my own shop but don't know where to start. Where do i find suppliers? I want to keep my prices reasonable. The only fabric and craft stores are about 30 minutes away. Please help.
  • Beverly said on April 3, 2010
    Hi I would like to start my own fabric store in Mountain Home, but I do not know where to start. Can you help send me in the right direction?
  • Marsha said on April 6, 2010
    I want to open my own fabric, ribbon, etc. business in my town. How do I get started and how would I go about getting wholesale materials? Thank You!
  • Donna said on April 7, 2010
    Durham Co, NC. I too, am wondering where to find information on where to buy the designer fabrics that I would like to sell online wholesale. I have a business background, time and space. I have access to licensing information for this area. This is the piece missing.
  • Margie said on April 9, 2010
    I would like to know how to go about opening an online fabric store that would eventually become a brick & mortar when I retire. I have a booming sewing business and need to have a source of quality fabrics for my children clothes and other projects. I am very knowledgeable about fabric and have some retail experience and lots of business experience. How do I get wholesale fabrics at genuine wholesale prices and what is the first steps toward have a successful fabric e-shop. Please help!! Thanks
  • Brenda said on April 12, 2010
    Littlefield, Tx. I would like to start my own fabric, crafts, etc. business in my town. But would like to know how to get started and how to getting the wholesale materials/suppliers for my business. I have a dream that I would love to own my sewing, fabrics, yarns etc. business. Hope you can help me to find the way. Thanks.
  • Debbie Rutherford said on May 7, 2010
    Atmore, Alabama, I would like to start my own fabric store with patterns, thread, zippers, and etc. How do i get started and how to get the wholesale materials and supplies? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
  • Wendy said on May 15, 2010
    I live in NV and need to find fabric suppliers for the online fabric store I am planning on opening. Any information you can provider me with would be appreciated. thank you
  • Gabriella Silverblatt said on May 28, 2010
    I live in Colorado, in the mountains. I am thinking about opening a fabric shop in my town it currently has no fabric store. I do not know where to buy wholesale fabrics - particularly fine cotton fabrics. In addition I would like to know where to purchase thread and other accessories
  • CAB-TEX said on May 30, 2010
    My company (CAB-TEX)is located in Concord NC. We are a Textile Distributor with a wide verity of fabrics in drapery, upholstery, outdoors & many others styles/patterns. Our prices is very competitive in the industry. If you want to set up a Fabric shop. please give us call on the numbers below. Clement Ramdin -704-720-0875(O)/ 704-309-4840 (c) Jerel Sangandi- 704-720-0875(O)/704-506-6225(c)
  • Elizabeth Huizenga said on June 1, 2010
    Eastern Iowa. Our local WalMart ran our local Hancock Fabric store out of business, then closed out their fabric dept. Please send any info on what we need to start up a fabric/notions store.
  • Kathy said on June 3, 2010
    Lagrange, GA. I want to open my own fabric store in my town and do business online. How do I get started. Thank You!
  • Brandy said on June 8, 2010
    My mom and I are wanting to start a small fabric shop in our small town! We are not sure on how to get started! Can you help me locate some wholesale companies and any other advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  • Nancy said on June 14, 2010
    Columbus, TX 78934 Our town has no fabric store within 50 miles. Our quilt shop grew so fast the owner became overwhelmed and closed. I have worked in fabric stores in the past and have experience teaching basic classes as well as experience in alterations. Where do I find information on how to go about starting my own store.
  • GRACE NYAMOSI said on June 17, 2010
    Thanks for the advice but I want to know where to get wholesale suppliers. I want to open the textile business in Kenya at Kisii district Nyanza Province. Help me get contacts
  • Lynn said on June 18, 2010
    i am interested in starting a fabric shop in Charleston, SC
  • Lois said on June 24, 2010
    Very interested in setting up fabric/notions store in Hilliard/Callahan, Florida area. We need it. Thank you!
  • Marianna Marshall said on June 24, 2010
    Hello...I also am working on opening a fabric and notions shop and I need to find wholesale suppliers. Can you help me. I am here in Central California.
  • Pat Kuhlman said on June 27, 2010
    Central Oklahoma I am also trying to get all the information I can on starting a fabric and notions store
  • Gina Connelly said on June 29, 2010
    I am looking into to starting a Fabric Store. I don't know where or how to find the wholesale stores for fabric and/or notions to get it started. Was wondering if you had any suggestions. Thank you
  • Colleen LaMarre-Treagan said on July 1, 2010
    Quincy, Ca., USA. I want the same information like everyone else is asking about, i.e., how to get started. I am really interested in how to decide on inventory quantities and notions to start out with or where to get this information. Colleen
  • Gary said on July 9, 2010
    Coaregold ca. Like many of the above question, I would like to open my own fabric, craft and other supply store. Any advise would be very helpful. thank you Gary
  • Frances Shanks said on July 11, 2010
    I am very interested in starting a fabric/yarn shop and teach sewing & crocheting on the East side of Gainesville and Melrose, Florida
  • Gleni said on July 14, 2010
    I am interested in starting a small fabric/quilt shop in Southeast Missouri and would like a list of vendors and startup information.
  • velma said on July 16, 2010
    My sister and I are interested in starting a small fabric/quilt shop in Southeast Kansas we need help locating wholesaler and startup information any suggestion as to how to get this started would be greatly appreciated.
  • Janie said on July 19, 2010
    Kentucky, USA I am looking to open a shop to carry more affordable fabric and would appreciate any info you can share on suppliers of fabric at wholesale prices. Any info you can give on startup info would be greatly appreciated.
  • Sandy said on July 27, 2010
    S.E. Texas, would love to open a fabric store. What are the costs and where do I purchase wholesale fabric?
  • Holly Shiers said on August 5, 2010
    Leigh-on-sea, Essex, UK. Hi My sister and myself both have backgrounds in fashion and cloth. We are looking into opening a fabric shop where we live in addition to selling fabric we would also sell our own fashion collection. Please could you give me any information on contacting suppliers as I am unsure of the best way to do this. I have started searching on the web but its proving a bit daunting. I am traveling through Malaysia and India at the moment is it best to visit them in person? Also are there any books that could help me. Thanks and kindest regards, Holly.
  • Christine said on August 12, 2010
    Yazoo City, MS, USA I would like to open a small affordable fabric and notion shop. I would like information on suppliers, vendors, and startup information. Thanks
  • Margie J. Langdon said on August 14, 2010
    Lehman, PA USA. Hi, I would like to start a fabric and notions business, but my family and I are looking into moving out west in the state of Wyoming. In the town we are looking at to move to there is no fabric store because it is an old frontier town off the beaten path. Is there a book on how to go about starting a fabric business? and is there any information on how to go about starting up an on-line fabric business like I've been seeing alot of? Any information that you can send me will be appreciated. Thanks very much. Margie
  • Sonja Bowling said on August 24, 2010
    I am interested in opening a Fabric store . I am interested in both quilting and garment construction fabrics............ more interested in the quilting end of it. Now that wal-mart no longer carry fabric, and many retired and fixed income folks can't afford the upper end fabrics and in my area that is all there is. I would also like to carry the upper end as well, but give other options for all incomes. How much would one need in start up and how do you get in touch with fabric companies and going to market? Any information would be appreciated. Sonja
  • Jennie Condit said on August 28, 2010
    I would like to open a small fabric store. I don't know where to start. can you help? Thank
  • Chaitanya singh Arora said on September 13, 2010
    Hello, I run a company which deal exclusively in Organic cotton and Silk fabrics. We are one of the largest in India and export all kinds of fabrics. We have very Low MOQs and offer a wide range of fabrics like cottons, denims, canvas, prints, bed linen fabrics etc. Kindly, check our profile 0n- www.organicherbinfused.com All those starting a business will benefit working with us as we understand start up company needs as and have many offers running year long. Awaiting your reply and hope to work with all you budding entrepreneurs. Regards Chaitanya Singh Arora Penchant India +91 9810319384
  • Penny said on September 14, 2010
    Have the will and the ideas to start up a much needed fabric store in my area. Need start up cost estimates and ideas on how to contact suppliers. Not talking designer upholstery fabrics, just everyday fabrics and notions to start with.
  • Agha Ali said on September 14, 2010
    Hi All, i just bought a store and planning to open with different home textile items including bedsheets, towels, cushion covers, table cloth and much more just keeping my fingers cross that hope it works out for me. As far as i am concern right now working with WPP company MAXUS as an Head of Planning for nestle. i would really be delightful to have valuable suggestions from you guyz if any . my contact is here by attached ! cheers to all Have a good day. Regards, Agha Ali hussain Tel# +923214963626 City. Lahore Country. Pakistan Region : Asia
  • SRINIVASA NAIK said on September 23, 2010
    I want to start fabric store in bangalore-karnataka/India, please give some information for me.
  • donna said on October 8, 2010
    Looking to start a Fabric store in Southeastern Massachusetts. I would sew all day long if I could find quality, designer fabric, not kiddie or quilting and craft fabric.
  • Kimberly said on October 11, 2010
    Medicine Lodge, KS. USA. I am wanting to know how to find suppliers. Ya know fabric, notions, and any-other things that can go into a store
  • Jess said on October 13, 2010
    Milan, Italy. Hello, I'd like to start my fabric shop specialized in American fabric, who can help me. I could also be a subsidiary...Thanks a lot
  • Linda Goachee said on October 20, 2010
    My fabric store would be in Bandon, OR in the US
  • Mary said on October 20, 2010
    Hi, I'm located by a small rural town Ash Grove, MO USA with many small towns surrounding it. I would like to open a fabric/bead/embroidery store to accommodate all the mennonite communities, sewers, crafts, quilters, etc. so I can bring them back to local shopping. I would like to know how much capital is generally needed for small scale start up. Suggestions of any books to read would be helpful. Who are the best wholesalers? I have been in retail working as a manager for someone else for 14 years at an art/frame shop. With the economy I am in a dead end job with no retirement. Time to work for myself. Where do I start? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
  • Rose said on October 25, 2010
    Hi, I run a online store for Japanese fabric. Welcome to check out if you need supplier or wholesaler. 4quilting.com/store
  • chris said on October 26, 2010
    Hi, I'm from Vanuatu in the South West Pacific. I need help starting a fabric store.I like designing clothes but the problem is we dont have the fabrics that suits the styles wanted.How can i find a supplier.Also anybody interested to joint venture
  • Frances Shanks said on October 29, 2010
    I live in a town in Florida that can profit very well in fabric. Need some help in getting started. I now teach sewing & crocheting.
  • Anita said on November 2, 2010
    I am interested in looking at the start up costs in opening up a fabric shop, inventory costs and how the wholesale market works net 30 days etc. Also what the current economics have had on the retail fabric industry? Whether or not it is a lucrative business at this point in time. I live in Parksville Vancouver Island B.C, V9P 1J2. The only competition is Fabricland and it is a 30 minute highway drive away. I think we could use some more vibrant selections. Some insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Anita
  • NOELIA VASQUEZ said on January 24, 2011
    I am interested in the start up costs in opening a fabric shop. I need advise as to whether is would be wise to venture into this type of business in today's economic. Business would be located in Rio Grande City, Texas 78582, a small city, 50 miles from the McAllen, Texas.
  • martie lesson said on February 2, 2011
    I am finding it difficult to locate fabric display racks and have only found one site that sells the fabric rolling measuring table. can you direct me to possibly a co. close to or in fl? thanks
  • Sherry Torgerson said on February 4, 2011
    Hi I am interested in opening a fabric shop and would like to know where to start and where to buy my inventory for it. I am located in Eyebrow Saskatchewan and our Walmart went out of fabric and there is a lot of people that quilt in my area and have no way of getting to the city. Thanks
  • PG Fabrics said on February 4, 2011
    I have an online retail fabrics store www.pgfabrics.com specializing in quilting fabrics and notions. Low everyday flat rate shipping. Professional longarm quilting services by Bette. If your on Oahu, we will be opening a physical location soon.
  • Deb said on February 16, 2011
    I'm interested in starting a notions shop in my town- any help I can get re: business plan, wholesalers, etc. would be appreciated. The only notions available in town are at a local salvage type store and it's hit or miss.
  • Noelia Vasquez said on February 18, 2011
    I am interested in starting a fabric shop in Rio Grande City, Texas. Like many small towns, wal-mart has eliminate their fabric shop. Two neighboring towns need to travel 45 miles for a piece of fabric or other sewing or craft notion.
  • Linda Atkinson said on March 24, 2011
    Richmond, Missouri. Like Deb and Noelia, I'm interested in starting a fabric and notions shop in or around my small Missouri town. I need help with a business plan, wholesalers, etc. We are about 50 miles from Kansas City and with fuel prices and cost of living, way to far for people to travel. There is nothing else around here. Help would be appreciated
  • maryann said on March 31, 2011
    I want to open a fabric and yarn store. How do I find wholesalers and how do I negotiate payment.
  • kitty caples said on April 4, 2011
    I AM GETTING READY TO OPEN A FABRIC SHOP. DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA WHERE I CAN BUY CUTTING TABLE, AND TABLES TO HOLD THE FABRIC ?
  • lawandakimbler said on April 9, 2011
    I live in a small town in alabama and we have to drive an hour to get to any where they have fabric i'm thinking about opening a fabric store and would like to know if any one can tell me wear there are some good suppliers . Lawanda Kimbler Atmore Al 36502
  • jean said on April 19, 2011
    I am very interested in opening a quality fabric store for clothing fabrics. There are a ton of quilt stores as well as Joanns. Could someone please provide a list of fabric wholesalers? Also, what, on the average, is a ballpark estimate as to what it would cost to open an average sized fabric shop (in terms of inventory only)? Thanks.
  • Victoria Brown said on May 11, 2011
    I WANT TO OPEN A CLOTHING FABRIC SHOP. I AM BASED IN JAMICA ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE FABRIC STORES HERE THEY DONT OFFER QUALITY AND UPTO DATE FABRICS FOR APPARELS. NEED HELP IN FINDING A SOME GOOD SUPPLIERS.
  • cathy turner said on May 16, 2011
    The only fabric store in my town is an hour away. Walmart used to have fabric, but recently closed their fabric department. I have owned and operated a General Store in the past. I can't find anywhere to buy fabric that I can resale as cheap as Walmart. People in this area do not have much money. Any suggestions. I have looked at 100's of fabric selling web sites but none could offer me any deals. Any help would be appreciated.
  • Wilma Holman said on May 17, 2011
    I love fabric and there is not a good fabric store in town. please advise. Fleetwood, NC 28626
  • Bet said on May 19, 2011
    Near Portland, Oregon (Scappoose, or St. Helens Oregon) I would like to open a small fabric/yarn/pioneer arts shop. What would be an average cost, and how does one locate the wholesalers and gather inventory?
  • Cathy Martin said on May 30, 2011
    Blanchester, Ohio USA. Interested in opening a store that would sell notions, a bit of fabric, alterations and custom sewing as well as sewing lessons. I have found my location, but need some encouragement about if it is feasible and what steps to take!
  • Arugaw beginner adviser said on June 8, 2011
    Verona, Italy, I wholesale fabric made in italy and would be of help sourcing great quality fabric made In Italy. Silks, Wools, Linens, Cotton. Matching notions,thread, zippers buttons,lace. I specialize in interior fabrics as well as fashion fabrics. I can also give you a few pointers on stocking up a fabric shop. It is important to analyze your markets needs and what would sell the most because there is so much fabric to chose from in the market and it is sometimes not possible to have it all. My email address is waguraw@yahoo.com

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  • muniyappa said on June 15, 2011
    i like to open cloths shop in jayanagar, at bangalore, india. plz give some suggestion where i can buy the cloths ( Shirt's, Jean's, Sarees ) give some address
  • Marianne Posler said on June 27, 2011
    I am seriously contemplating starting my own fabric store. There are only 2 fabrics stores in my area. One that is only open 3 day/week-3 months/year. and JoAnns. I find that JoAnns no longer carries quality apparel fabric. I want to start small and see how it develops. I'm looking for a mentor and direction.
  • mapo cramer said on July 1, 2011
    I live in Redwood City, CA. I would like to start a fabric store. I want to specialize in Polynesian print fabric shop only in 100% cotton and cotton/linen print. Any wholesaler out there interested in partnering with me? What are your expectations and rules? Thanks, mapo
  • Cherilyn Leeson said on July 5, 2011
    Hi, i'm planning on opening a fabric and haberdashery store selling decent fabrics of all types in my local town of Bournemouth UK, however the same as everybody else, where do i get decent stock from? A large part of my client base will be students at the local Arts University where there are around 6 different textile/ fashion courses, so i need all sorts. All apparel fabrics, as there are 3 really good interior fabric shops nearby. The other question, is what type of start up cost would be involved? Any guides would be a big help! Thanks Cherilyn
  • Fatima said on July 5, 2011
    I would like to open retail fabric store in Toronto Canada. I would like to know who would be my targeted customer and what do i do differently to attract customers. what i need to know in starting my own business.
  • Nikki R. said on July 11, 2011
    Hi, guys. Have someone opened a store yet? Can you give any advise how to start. I am in Fl and would ike to open a sore as well. Thanks!
  • Anita Witte said on August 18, 2011
    I would like to start a fabric store and need to know how to buy wholesale and what the mark up is for retail. I am looking for quilting fabrics and notions that go with quilting
  • ikanyeng said on September 25, 2011
    i would like to open a fabric store,can u pls give advise on how to go/start in this industry
  • Hashmi Taj said on September 28, 2011
    i m from bangalore India and i m looking for starting up a furnishing fabric store here. plz help me.
  • Deepika Nindra said on October 14, 2011
    Hello, I am based in Colorado, USA and would like to start supplying linen (bedsheets, cushions, table runners, bedcovers etc) to stores here in the USA. My mom is based in India and has a small business in New Delhi which she runs from her home where she supplies locally linen in New Delhi. We want to start supplying Linen here in the US and expand. Can you help advise which stores can we approach here keeping in mind that we are a small company. Regards.
  • Cindy said on October 15, 2011
    I have a passion for fabric, some would like to call an addiction. I would like to start up an online fabric store specializing in designer cotton quilting & organics. Any advice would be appreciated.
  • Marianne said on October 19, 2011
    I have found the perfect location for a fabric shop but don't know where to get started in regards to what business info I would need to start up such as how much money it would cost to start what companies to purchase from? Any recommendations for a beginner would be great. I am located in Spokane, Washington USA
  • Lila said on October 24, 2011
    I want to open a fabric shop in Durant, Oklahoma. The nearest one is about 20 miles. I have been sewing since I was 5 and want to open my own shop. The town I live in has a walmart with fabric but it is very small. I want to open and do Quilting and Knitting and such. I also want to teach people how to swe, knitt, crochet, and quilt. I don't know how to get started and how much it will cost. Is there any programs that assist people like me?
  • Sabrina Francis said on November 14, 2011
    I am looking to open a fabric store to fill a niche in my community in Los Angles. My focus is better fabrics and international textiles for the home sewer and artisan. I am looking for wholesale sources for notions and fabrics.
  • irene davies said on February 15, 2012
    Hello, I live in Uk and would like to start my own business. I have given much thought to this and i am convinced as to what business i want to do. I would like to open a store to sell clothing fabrics for men, woman and children. but do not really have a clue how to go about it but I know I could do it if I know how. I have a passion for it and dedication. How do I get started e.g. suppliers, registration etc. There is a large vacant shop for renting in my area and I have capital that could help me to start as soon as possible. Please advise. Thanks

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