Morrissey Fabric will be opening a global textile showroom within the next few weeks! It's been well over a year since I launched Morrissey Fabric. During that time I've had many requests by designers and DIY makers to come visit my studio in Long Beach, California. I kept searching for the perfect retail or warehouse spot, but couldn't find the right fit for my vintage textile business.
Morrissey Fabric has continued to grow as I began to carry a global assortment of hand crafted vintage textiles. I finally had to move the business from my small studio at home to a larger space where I could be more efficient and display fabrics for customer design inspiration.
The photos above are a sneak peak at what's in progress at Morrissey Fabric. This will be a showroom where I can see customers, designers, and upholsterers by appointment rather than a traditional retail store space.
i will continue to carry top quality African indigo, Kuba cloth, and mud cloth. I will also expand my inventory of vintage Chinese Batiks and other Asian hill tribe fabrics. Guatemalan textiles and Mexican blankets will also remain part of the Morrissey Fabric assortment.
I will post updates and announce the grand opening of the Morrissey Fabric showroom in January of 2017.
Thank you to all my wonderful customers for supporting my small business. I couldn't do this without you!
vintage global textiles come in every texture and color you can imagine. Most often I find vintage hand made textiles in the form of apparel. Tribal and village garments from all parts of the world can be repurposed into new garments, purses, and home decor. Pictured above, the one of a kind bag was skillfully crafted using leather and a vintage Guatemalan huipil. Decorative and colorful, Guatemalan huipils (traditional tops worn by village women) make wonderful design elements.
photo: Stella Blue gallery
Scraps of vintage textiles are put to good use as small Christmas tree ornaments.. The corks are a clever way to immitate tree trunks.
photo: Sweet Chaos Home
Norwegianwoodonline does a fabulous job of repurposing vintage African indigo into on-trend bedroom pillows. Cozy and colorful, vintage African indigo has become a design staple.
Guatemalan huipils can be repurposed into many things. When a handmaker chooses a vintage huipil to create a one of a kind purse, it looks new as well as classic. The craftsmanship of a repurposed textile will never go out of style.
photo: the Stella Blue Gallery
Vintage Guatemalan textiles come from villages where women specialize in specific colors and patterns indigenous to the region. The most difficult part of any textile buying trip is trying to edit down what to buy. With so many beautiful textiles and people, it's never an easy to leave pieces behind.
photo: The Global Trunk
Morrissey Fabric is your one-stop source for vintage global fabrics. Be sure to visit my Etsy shop for a large selection of vintage textiles for your next design project.
photo: Loom brand