Family Owned and Operated in SF Since 1995
Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm

Our Story

We started Fabric Outlet in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1995.

Our Original Sign and Awning
Ron Rodelander has been in the fabric business since the early seventies, working as a young man for House of Fabrics, then later, for New York Fabrics.  While he and his wife raised their two young daughters here in the Bay Area, Ron worked his way through the company. He became a store manager, and eventually, through much hard work, became Vice President of the Company.

In 1991, New York Fabrics, which had been a chain of over a dozen fabric stores in Northern California, was purchased by a large corporation.  It was at this juncture that Ron and his business partner Joel decided to start their own fabric store.  So, with enthusiasm, a commitment to customer service, and plenty of long-time fabric business connections, their first store, Fabric Mart, was opened in Modesto, California in March of 1992.

A couple of years later, in 1994, Joel decided to pursue other opportunities, and Ron’s daughter Gina, who had been working in fabric stores since her teenage years, joined him as a business partner.

Our Store Entry

When Ron and Gina were offered the chance to take over a fabric store on Mission Street in San Francisco, which would soon be closing its doors, they jumped at the chance.  So, in January of 1995, we opened our doors for the first time.  Our family has since been able to see Fabric Outlet become one of the Bay Area’s most popular and beloved fabric stores.

We can’t even begin to express how grateful we are to the many customers who have been with us since the beginning, as well as those who have come to love us along the way.  We consider ourselves lucky to be doing what we love, and to be serving so many wonderful and creative people.  Our family would like to thank each and every person who has come through our doors.  You are the ones who have made this all possible.

Ron, Gina, and the rest of the Fabric Outlet Family


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