Fabricland - A Brief History

Fabricland Distributors started in August of 1968, when it opened its first store at Queen and Roncesvalles, in Toronto.

It was a small store and carried the most popular fabrics of the day, mainly crimplene knits, at discount prices and a selection that could not be matched anywhere in Toronto. From this one small store dealing mainly in crimplene, Fabricland expanded into the warehouse concept and image, carrying a much larger selection of fabrics and expanding into sewing notions and accessories to make it easier for customers to purchase all their sewing needs in one store.

In the past 43 years Fabricland has grown from one small store in Toronto's west end into Canada's Largest Fashion Fabric Distributor, with 170 stores from coast to coast across Canada. Today Fabricland carries the basics, including couturier silks, woolens, designer fabrics, cottons and blends, as well as notions, patterns and accessories and the largest selection of fabrics possible, including drapery and upholstery fabrics.

In 1993 Fabricland introduced an exclusive drapery department in many stores, known as the Home Dec Centre. The Home Dec Centre is virtually a store within a store, featuring an enhanced selection of drapery, upholstery, trims, notions, hardware and accessories presented in an inspiring environment with numerous displays, and overseen by trained professionals in the Home Dec field.

In the past several years, in response to the growing interest in the area of crafts, Fabricland has more than doubled their selection in this area, bringing in an excellent selection of Craft fabrics, notions and accessories.

To address the issue of a decline in the sewing population, as well as the general trend towards easy and affordable no-sew decorating options, in 2004 Fabricland launched their ever-growing collection of No-Sew, Ready-to-Go Home Decor, with ready-to-hang drapery panels, white bedding, bed-in-a-bag sets, an expansive line of drapery hardware, table linens such as placemats and runners, as well as a huge selection of decorative home accessories and much, much more... all of excellent quality and value.

Our Spectacular Sewing Club has continued to grow and evolve with better benefits, innovative rewards programs and bigger savings every day. Today, Sewing Club Members save 20-50% Off our regular prices every day, on almost everything, at BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba stores. Please click on our Sewing Club link for more details.

Fabricland continues to recognize and adapt to the needs and interests of its customers as it grows into the 21st century. Come sew with us!