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A Guide To Distinctive Online Fabric Shopping

DistintiveFabric.com is a unique fabric buying experience. Shop from the comfort of your own home, safely and securely - and all for prices 75% or lower than what you would pay at your local fabric store, while helping to reduce global warming by minimizing your environmental footprint.

*For more information on our company's sustainability efforts, please see our green business section.

Fabric Guide Details

Our site features very detailed information on every fabric we carry. Weight, stretch, care instructions, and numerous, large, full-color pictures let you know exactly what you're getting. In fact, you'll probably find yourself knowing much more about the fabric you purchase through our site, compared to what you would find out by asking a representative in a store. Check out the screenshot on the right to see what we mean, or just view one of the fabric product pages for yourself.

For all its benefits, however, buying fabric online does have two downsides. First is that you can't feel the fabric. That's why we offer 5 free swatches to our new customers, and 5 more every time you place an order! Just create an account, select your swatches, and checkout. They'll arrive by postal mail in a few days - it couldn't be easier.

The second issue is getting the fabric quickly. With a store you can walk out with it the moment you buy it, and of course we can't match that. But we can do the next best thing. All in-stock orders ordered and received into our system before 12pm PST, are shipped the same day. Plus, we ship all orders via FedEx, who is the fastest and most reliable shipper in the business. Customers tell us all the time that they were shocked to receive their fabric in mere days, or even the very next day, after placing a purchase. And since you can use your own account number, you can earn even greater savings from whatever discounts you might earn!

Shop With Confidence

The checkout process is 100% encrypted with SSL (secure sockets layer). Your order is stored in our secure database, built by our world-class engineering team who has secured databases for major corporations, banks, and the government. There is no safer way to shop online. (Of course if you'd prefer to order by phone, we're happy to take your order during business hours.)

We are completely committed to your privacy and do not share your information with anyone. Period.

Ok, so shopping is totally safe - but what if you don't like the fabric after receiving it? We provide tons of information and great photos for every fabric, but sometimes it's just not what you were expecting. No problem! Our generous return policy lets you return for an exchange or a complete refund. How can we offer this, you might wonder? Well, we have very few returns - everyone always loves their fabric! :)

But don't take our word for it. We served tens of thousands of happy customers in just last year alone. Check out what they've had to say about us.

Unique Features

Check out the other nifty stuff our site has to offer:

  • Fabric Calculator - Figure out how much fabric you'll need for your next project.
  • Project Corner - A few photos sent to us by customers of their really cool projects. Wow!
  • Virtual Cutting Table - The virtual cutting table lets you drag your fabric swatches around and compare the colors side-by-side. This only works after you've put some fabric in your cart, so after you've picked out a few fabrics and added them to your cart, follow the link from the view cart page.
  • The DF Blog - Thoughts From An Internet Fabric Superstore.
  • Twitter Badge - Real-time behind the scenes updates.
  • Custom Fabric Search - Add "DF Fabric Search" to your iGoogle page.
  • MultiRSS Readers - Subscribe to our blog feed.
  • DF Groups - Sign up for one/all of our groups.
  • Costume Contests - Enter one of our fun and exciting costume contests.

Let's Get Started!

Browse the left-hand column and look for fabrics you might like, or see them all on one page (warning, could take a while to load). If you're looking for something specific, use the search box in the upper-right corner of your screen.

The display of the fabric has a lot of features for viewing large pictures, both of the main product shots, and of the individual color thumbnails. Don't be shy, click a few links, and you'll see them unfold.

We've worked very hard to provide a delightful shopping experience from beginning to end, and we hope you enjoy it. If you have any feedback about what you see, or any questions about our products not answered by the site, be sure to drop us a line. Now what are you waiting for - go shopping!

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