Free Spirit Fabrics is no longer!
This has been the home of many great fabric designers, with Tula Pink, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fasset among the best known. Just to let you know, we are not using Free Spirit fabrics in any of our continuing programs, such as the sampler- so it will not be impacted in that way. We love these designers and have faith their fabric lines will be picked up by other companies.
We have just received fabrics by Anna Marie Horner and Amy Butler. We will be receiving fabrics in Tula Pink’s All Star collection which is due in April. I also have some new Kaffe fabrics on order but am not sure what the status of that will be. We will be sure to post any arrivals we get on our Facebook page.
While many of the fabric companies only produce fabric, Free Spirit was part of the Coats and Clark Company which has many craft items and from the letter I received, it was their decision that they could not make this part profitable.
In my many years in fabric retail, I have seen more fabric companies start than leave. Some get merged into bigger companies, but the industry continues to be strong. I do know the best way to keep companies strong is to support the local stores. We do not make demands on them for cheaper products and lower margins. So please keep supporting your local brick and mortar stores!