Sewbussted’s Material Witness/Fishman’s Fabrics, Chicago’s Premier Fabric Store

April 21, 2017   /   byRhonda Buss  / Categories :  Feeds
Today is National Drink Tea Day! How perfect, grab a cup of tea, and enjoy a brand new episode of Sewbussted Material Witness! If you prefer coffee, that's okay too ;)


I found this interview to be especially interesting and inspiring. So many of us watch as fabric store after fabric store closes, and of course we fear the worse...where will we be able to find fabric? Many have turned to the internet, but it's just not the same as being able to go into a store and become intoxicated by everything we see. 

Fishman's has been a resource for couture fabrics for over 100 years. Here you will find 80 shades of Bemberg lining, always at $10.00 per yard. 


They also carry 38 shades of silk charmuese, a must lining in any couture garment.


A little over one half of the store is devoted to clothing fabrics,


With an entire wall of woolens for bespoke men's wear. 


In the video, you'll learn that they even offer more, a free swatch service, unique fabrics from Italian manufacturers, and re-orderable fabrics. 



As you enter the store, there is a wall devoted to the history of Fishman's, featuring the impact that the store has had on Chicago as well as the life of so many who have entered through the front door.



And finally, a tribute to Gregg's father, Jerry Fishman, a wonderful man who made everyone who entered the store feel as though they were the most important person in the world. In the video you'll learn why he is pictured in an airplane. 


I hope you've enjoyed this episode of Sewbussted Material Witness :)
Rhonda 

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