Wholesale Open Stock & Custom Fabric Supplier for Manufacturers
For over 60 years, Robert Kaufman Co., Inc., has been supplying quality fabrics to the U.S. market. Manufacturers from a wide range of markets (women's, men's and children's wear; sportswear; career and uniform apparel; home and kitchen, among others) have all relied upon our extensive open stock line for their various textile needs. Further, Robert Kaufman Co. offers a Sourcing and Design Department for those customers whose needs go beyond the stock line and require custom development. For more information or to become a customer, please contact Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
The open fabric line features an extensive range of cotton prints, yarn-dyes and solids, covering a full assortment of woven fabric offerings such as denim, chambray, lawn, knits, flannel, linen, canvas, poplin, twill, corduroy, stretch wovens, plaids, stripes, prints etc. Fiber contents include cotton, poly/cotton, linen, cotton/spandex, and various other blends. For a sampling of our current line, please see Fashion Solids, Yarn Dyed Fabrics, Fashion Prints, or Novelty Print Fabrics.
Robert Kaufman also works in collaboration with companies like Sevenberry® Japan, providing our market with high quality Japanese fabrics that can be easily re-ordered. For these collections, we stock a limitedamount of yardage in our Los Angeles warehouse. The bulk of the fabric is stored in Japan with regularly scheduled shipments by boat and air.
Our Custom Fabric Sourcing and Design Department is prepared to handle your custom fabric needs, whether they be for custom print fabrics , custom yarn-dyed plaids and stripes , or custom solid dyed fabrics .
There are two ways you can work with us for prints:
1. Bring us your design, or,
2. Work with our designers to create an original design to meet your needs.
Though it is preferable to submit a complete art file, our Design Department can offer creative design from our in-house painters/computer CAD artists, as well as off-shore design studios and licensed artists if necessary. Depending on the extent of art services needed, a fee may be required.
Printing minimums: Printing minimums vary depending on the printing method you choose. Screen printing minimums are generally 3000 yds per design and 1000 yards per color. If your needs are less than this, you might consider our in-house digital printing option, which offers much lower minimums. Learn more about digital printing here. We also offer low minimum digital print options with our overseas resources.
We design and produce a wide range of yarn-dyed fabrics in various weights and constructions. Minimums are generally 1000 - 3000 yds per color/pattern.
Most fabrics in our open line are available for dyeing in your custom colors. Minimums range from 500 - 3000 yds per color depending on the item. We can also use our international mill connections to source your specific fabric needs.
Robert Kaufman offers domestic and overseas garment and accessories production for qualified customers. With reasonable minimums starting in the 200 unit range for domestic and 300 – 400 units for overseas factories, we specialize in the following:
- Sportswear including pants, woven shirts, jackets, dresses and most types of ready to wear
- Activewear and Sleepwear
- Uniforms of all types with a focus on hospitality
- Kitchen and other home textile products including aprons, pot holders, table top, towels, bedding, pillows and dog beds
Concept to Collection – Robert Kaufman’s Garment Division allows our customers to simplify the process with one-stop shopping to develop their product from a prototype to sales samples and finished production. In this process we do the following:
- Source all fabric and trims including custom development if needed
- Develop patterns and grading
- Create garment or sample prototype and sales samples
- Work with our factory partners in Southern California and Overseas to manufacture product and oversee entire production process
- Shipping: Handle all shipments of fabric/trim to factories and garment or sewn product to customer
- Quality Control with constant monitoring of factories and communication with the customer
With close to 80 years of experience and relationships in the fabric and garment industry, let us help build your brand as a trusted manufacturing partner.