Looking For Faux Suede That Doesnt Stretch

suedeDear Andy,
I am looking for faux suede that does NOT have stretch to it. I would love to buy from a wholesaler for the cheapest price, but am willing to pay up to $10 a yard. I live in New York City, and need to be able to get the fabric in bulk when my business demands it (right now we are just in the sample making phase). Is there anyone you recommend either online or in the New York Metro area? I have a car and can travel. I have already combed the garment district and could only find faux suede with lycra in it. I have also found several places online and here in the city that sell mill ends but when they are out of stock, I am sh*t out of luck. HELP!
Love your column,

Dear Laura: First, get yourself down to 126 W. 23 Street for a visit to the L.P. Thur Store. Call them first at 212-243-4913 and see if they have what you need. Also visit www.fabricmill.com. While it is true that both of these companies are retailers, both of them carry very large inventories and will both “deal” on a wholesale basis as your business grows. When you really need huge quantities, you will or should be attending wholesale fabric shows. There is one coming to NYC in the Spring. Visit www.fabricshow.com to register. Also read www.hfnmag.com for the next show in the South for upholstery fabrics. HFN caters to Home Furnishing News and is a must read. You are back IN LUCK, so Good Luck, Andy

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