American Fabrics and Fashion
American Fabrics and Fashion (also called American Fabrics) was a commercial textile magazine created as a guide for manufacturers in the fabrics industry. In every issue there are dozens of physical fabric samples glued in, so in case you were wondering, “What did the 50’s feel like?”, here is the most literal answer to your question. Accompanying the samples are textile advertisements and sometimes the samples are even incorporated into the ads themselves. For anyone interested in fashion, textiles or all that is tactile, American Fabrics is a publication of great cultural and historical value.
We have 105 Issues of American Fabrics, 1946-1975.
Posted on February 9, 2014, in Fashion (Periodicals), Periodicals and tagged 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, 40s, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, advertisement, advertisements, american fabrics, ancient chinese, bedspread, blanket, bowing, bowing cotton, car seat, carpet, carpeting, chatham, collins & aikman, collins and aikman, corduroy, cotton, craft, crafts, crash test, doll, dolls, dummy, dye, dyed, dyes, fabric, fabric process, fabric production, fabric sample, Fabric Samples, Fabrics, fashion, fashions, fire retardant, firegard, flame retardant, flannel, garment, home sewing, knit, knitting, lanaset, linen, manican, manicans, mask, nomex, pattern, patterns, plaid, polyester, primitive mask, process, quilt, quilting, riegel, sample, samples, sew, sewing, sheila hicks, shrink, shrinkage, shrinkage-controlled, silk, spun, supima, tactile, test dummy, textile, textile process, textile production, textiles, tweed, uniform, weave, weaving, wool, woven, yarn, yarns. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
My mother received a subscription of AFF for a wedding present in the ’50’s. She let me go through copies and tear the fabric samples out. I loved feeling the samples and stacking them in beautiful towers. I was crushed when my subscription in the ’80’s abruptly stopped. I guess the magazine went out of business. What I want to say is how much this magazine influenced me and still does.