The best pattern and making in the world is irrelevant if the fabric is not right for the garment. It can change the complete essence of a piece. In other words, the right fabric can make a sale and the wrong one can break it. The textile and design of the garment are the characteristics on which the general consumers base their purchase on. Therefore they are what give the merchant their competitive advantage.
Because we are aware of those facts, Woolroad puts a great deal of importance on the fabric selection. We scour through thousands of fabrics every season, traveling to Europe, North America and East Asia, to find the best textiles for our clients. Most importantly, we truly appreciate the art and science of textiles.
Finding the right fabric can be difficult and time consuming for our clients who do not have the luxury of time as the industry moves at a fast clip. That is why we spend a lot of time and effort studying fabric trends. The fusion between the fabric and its purpose is essential for good results. Trends are important, yes, but understanding the properties needed (weight, rigidity, hand feel, etc.) in a fabric to be made in a garment is something we consider the essence of a quality product.
The following are examples of the types of fabric mills we work with.
Main fibers we work with: