In 1980, Jay Keegan (owner of Fabric Barn Inc.) sold fabric sample cuts at California swap meets. That’s how his entry into the crafting field began. Since then, he has grown his business to include hundreds of items for crafters throughout the nation. In addition, he is able to offer affordable crafting materials due to his low overhead, and the company is always very cost-conscious. For instance:
We have no lines of credit, no business loans, and no secured or unsecured loans.
We pay our suppliers by wire transfer before our goods ship.
Our suppliers know there are no credit risks with us, and thus price their goods accordingly.
We bought our buildings before real estate prices rose.
We are located in the Enterprise Zone, which in California has very substantial tax savings.
We have no credit department, HR department, or sales department.
We are completely family owned and operated, including friends of family.
We have no logistics department. Outgoing freight is UPS, and our suppliers pay incoming freight.
We use recycled shipping cartons and are a "green" company.
All our photography, catalog preparation, and pre-sort mailing are done in-house.
We shop globally for value.
Need creative ideas before you get crafting? Browse our store or call (562) 498-0285.
As you can tell, we really focus on value and quality. That’s because we want to save money in order to offer you the best and most affordable crafting supplies around. If you’d like to learn more about our company, feel free to reach out to us today.
Contact us if you’re looking for a particular item in stock. Our store is located in Long Beach, CA, but we also offer online shopping for customers throughout the nation.