Our Story

 

Based in New York City, Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics Inc. supplies a plethora of products to a myriad of industries.

Since its founding in 1982, Swavelle/Mill Creek has grown to offer print, upholstery, jacquard, texture, faux leather, embroidery, casements, sheer fabrics, and more.

Swavelle/Mill Creek happily provides its material to retail fabric stores, jobbers and wholesales, furniture manufacturers, bedding and pillow manufacturers, and the RV and hospitality design industry.

 

Whatever your need, Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics Inc. has the history and expertise to provide you with the perfect material for any project.

1969

Jeff Thomases Joins Swavelle Fabrics And Enters The Home-Furnishings Fabric Industry. At The Time, Swavelle Offered Only Moire Fabrics.

1972

Piermont Fabrics And Piermont Mills Are Formed To Sell Prints To Ready-Made Manufacturers And Service The Mobile Home Industry, Respectively.

1981

Jeff Thomases Establishes Associated Textile Converters, Inc. (ATC) To Purchase Three Companies, Swavelle Fabrics, Piermont Fabrics, And Piermont Mills, Previously Owned By His Father Fred Thomases.

1989

Richard Hanfling Joins ATC To Head A New Division, Named Mill Creek, Which Gives The Company Entry Into The 54” Wide Market, Offering Both Prints And Multi-Purpose Goods. This Move Expands ATC’s Reach Into The Furniture, Manufacturing, Jobber And Retail Industries, As Well As To Markets Overseas.

1990

ATC adds a contract and hospitality division and introduces a product line of sheers. The division has since expanded its offerings to include prints, flame-retardant solids, jacquards, faux leathers, upholstery fabrics and finished products.

1993

The Company Launches An Upholstery Division, Resulting In An Exceptional Five-Year Growth Period. This Was Due In Part To The Decision To Source Fabric Globally, Including From Mills In Italy, India, And China.

1994

ATC Engages Raymond Waites Design LLC As A Licensed Designer For The Company, A Strategy That Proved To Be Most Beneficial For 15 Years.

1998

The Lodovici USA Division Is Formed To Be The Sole Distributor In North America Of Manifattura Lodovici Sheers And Jacquards. Originally Created To Sell Within The Italian Market, The Move Greatly Expands Lodovici’s Reach Within The U.S.

2003

Bravo Fabrics International Is Formed To Take Over The Business Of Lodovici USA And Further Expand The Company’s Strategy In The Sheers And Drapery Markets.

2004

To Maximize Market Recognition, ATC Rebrands Itself Into Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics, Inc. Shortly Afterward, The Newly Branded Company Acquires Textile Fabric Associates (TFA) To Complement Its Offerings With A Full Line Of High-End, Woven Upholstery Fabrics.

2009

In recognition of the dramatic increase in global sourcing, Swavelle Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd is launched. This expands the company’s sourcing capacity from China and its ability to serve manufacturing customers in Asia.

2014

In Order To Maximize Its Potential In Serving The Hospitality Trade, Swavelle’s Contract Division Is Rebranded As Swavelle Hospitality, LLC And Expands Both The Range Of Its Product Offerings And Its Sales Force.

2017

In Response To The Growing Demand For High-Quality, Creative Product Originating In India, The Company Launches Swavelle Trading India Private Limited, Allowing Swavelle/Mill Creek To Better Serve Customers In Both The U.S And Overseas.

2018

SWAVELLE/MILL CREEK FABRICS INC. ACQUIRES AL FRESCO FUNCTIONAL FABRICS. “We Are Very Excited For This Opportunity To Significantly Grow Our Outdoor Fabric Business. The Inclusion Of Al Fresco Fabrics Will Greatly Expand Our Performance Fabric Offerings To The Furniture, Wholesale, Retail, And Hospitality Trades.”
– Jeff Thomases, CEO Of Swavelle.