Mood Fabricsâ€”Make it Work
For anybody who ever watched Project Runway and rooted for one of the showâ€™s up and coming talents, or designs and sews clothes on your own, or might just want to wander through aisle after aisle of beautiful fabrics, from solids to prints, silks to suedes, velvets to cottons, supple leathers to hair-on-hides, then Mood Fabrics is a must see.
Founded by a husband and wife clothing and fabric design team, Jack and Janet Sauma, Lebanese-Swedish immigrants, in 1991 as a fabric wholesaler to the fashion industry, by 1993 they expanded their business to include retail sales. By 2001, the enterprise had grown so much it moved into a 40,000 square-foot space at 225 West 37th Street, where itâ€™s been ever since.
Thanks to Project Runway, one of the most successful reality shows in the history of reality shows, Mood is not only a go-to for designers but a tourist attraction as well. If you visit, you just might see Tim Gunn or Swatch, the dog, or now-established Project Runway alums.
Mood Fabrics is accessible via the A, C, E, or Q Trains and exiting at 34th Street Penn Station. They can be reached at (212) 730-5003