Fabrics & Furnishings International - Spring 2019 Issue

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Spring 2019


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$22 million



$20 million

Arben Group

$70 Million

$100 million

Mumbai, India Rohit Shah, Manish Shah, Deepak Nishar/Partners

$18 million

$50 Million Andreas Zimmer, MD Frankfurt, Germany

Sarom Pvt. Ltd.



Pete Kweon, Principal Seoul, Korea

$20 million

$50 million

Phillip Skaff, MD Beirut, Lebanon Fab Pvt. Ltd.



Cees Vissers, MD The Netherlands

P.J. Skaff


Melbourne, Australia Cameron Warwick, MD

$20 million

$53 million


Kobefab International



Michael Fischbacher, Owner St. Gallen, Switzerland

$20 million

$70 million

Vlad Stepanov, Principal Moscow, Russia

Christian Fischbacher


Shanghai, China Hohans Cheung, Principal

Farouk Danika, CEO Durban, South Africa



Archie Tchernov, Principal Moscow, Russia


Tricia Guild, Principal London, UK


Kazimierz Hanusiak, MD Bielsko-Biala, Poland



$70 million



$130 Million

David Butcher MD Denham Bucks, UK


Upholstery & General

Designers Guild

Mouscron, Belgium Philippe Debie, Principal

$25 million

Mathieu Derville MD Paris, France


$71 million

12. Indetex

Texdecor Group

Walker Greenbank

Bielefeld, Germany Chris-Jakob Schminnes, President

$300 million

Here is a listing of the Top 40 fabric wholesalers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. Someday we’ll tackle South America, but not on this listing! The 40 wholesalers are listed here for sales of $2 billion of fabrics—but wallcoverings are now a growing part of the sales for fabric wholesalers…so it’s not just fabrics being sold! The sales figures for most of the companies here are my personal estimates based on conversations, intuition, and over 40 years in the fabric business. Some companies publish their figures because they are publicly held companies, but most do not. Most wholesalers are privately held. I do not wish to offend anyone either by omission or misstatement of their actual volume. This listing is more a reference guide than anything else, and an attempt to give the industry a measuring stick against the wholesale fabric trade. Wholesalers on this list can get a sense of where they stand in the world. The size of the company is relative to the size of the trading area it is in. Yet, there are some companies which go way beyond their immediate geographic trading areas like JAB, Davis, and SIC in Poland. The Top 25 wholesalers of North America list was published in the previous issue of Fabrics & Furnishings International (winter). You can compare the two lists for what it’s worth and get a better idea of the world of fabrics. Going forward, F&FI will publish a list of contract jobber specialists in the summer issue. If you have questions about these figures and the companies listed or those not listed—please do not hesitate to ask. I’m not in a position to defend the figures here, so take them as you wish. I’d be interested in your thoughts about it though. Please email me: Eric@FabricsandFurnishings.com. —ERIC SCHNEIDER

These Top 40 account for $2 Billion Annual Fabric, Wallcovering, Trimming Sales

TOP 40 Fabric Wholesalers Outside North America

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