Welcome to Supreme Novelty Fabrics
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Supreme Novelty Fabrics is Chicago's Only Source for Custom Fabric Printing.
SNF is Chicago's Premier Source for Quality Bridal Fabrics and Laces.
Coming Soon: SNF will be Chicago's Premier Source for Training and Education in Sewing Fashion.
Generations of Expertise
Supreme Novelty Fabrics first opened its doors in 1931 at 325 W. Jackson Blvd. in the heart of what was then known as Chicago's garment district. Owner Sam Schechter was committed to offering the best quality fabrics and novelties such as trims, buttons and lace for both everyday dress making and special occasion dresses such as bridal gowns. Today, the Supreme Novelty Fabrics tradition continues through Sam's grandson, Richard Schneider who maintains Sam's uniquely American committment to the tradition of quality, knowledge and expertise and offers original design solutions for clothing, special-occasion gowns, interiors and event-scapes.
A Century of Brides
Since 1931 Supreme Novelty Fabrics has centered our business around dressing brides in the most exquisite, beautiful and high quality fabrics that will become family heirlooms and passed down through the generations. An investment in quality allows the fabric to stand the test of time and wear.
In the fall of 2001, the movie "Road to Perdition" began filming in Chicago. The film set in the 1330s, featured a critical scene where the lead characters (Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and cast) were standing in a heavy rainfall. The costume department reached out to Supreme Novelty Fabrics to source the perfect wool that would wick away the raindrops on the actors' suits so that the camera could pick up all the nuances. As Chicago's premier fabric source, Supreme traveled all the way to Sutherland, Scottland to Hunters of Bora, LTD, and sourced the wool that would be used in the film.
In 2007 Supreme began working with Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to identify the perfect fabric to fill the historic Frank Lloyd Wright home in Oak Park, Illinois.
In 1997, The Pleasent Company, founders of the American Girl Brand, contacted Supreme Novelty Fabrics. In preparation for the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, the company needed to source the perfect sequined fabric for a skirt that they were developing for an Olympic ice scating doll.
Our Supreme Innovation
We believe that fabric is all about reinvention - whether it is being used for creating clothing, furniture or an event-scape. As such, we believe that innovation is our calling...and taking what was old and re-envisioniing it is what has been the cornerstone of our legendary fabric store through the decades.