February 10, 2017

This season, we present four standout patterns that will provide a décor focal point to elevate any room. Nouveau and Perspective are stunning geometric cut velvet designs in a palette that ranges from classic neutrals to saturated gem tones. Cappella and Lariat are bold and fashionable yet eminently useable embroideries in fresh colorways.

January 31, 2017

Spring 2017 offers a diverse and well-curated breadth of style that opens wide the design possibilities. Look to this collection to achieve unique settings that reflect individual tastes for a truly bespoke interior. 

November 30, 2016

The standout staple for Fall 2016; Velvet evokes timeless glam and luxury. Take the look underground with deep purples and angular patterns, or let the sparks fly with a glistening chenille.  


November 10, 2016

We are proud to be joining over 600 exhibitors for hospitality interiors at one of the fastest-growing trade fairs in the U.S.! 

September 15, 2016

Our color choices generally reflect our mood and Maxwell Fabrics’ Fall 2016 Collection features calming and peaceful hues enlivened with shots of vivid color. This season’s color palettes were created to satisfy the desire for optimism, strength and tranquility inside the home. 


June 24, 2016

House Of Art.

H​arrison Design Associates Inc. is a personalized full service boutique design firm based in Calgary, specializing in residential design, renovations and decor. They believe "every space is unique and has a purpose, therefore it should be utilized to its full potential in an aesthetically pleasing way" and their online porfolio is evidence of their creative approach and sophisticated style. We are proud to be featured in the 'House Of Art' project, showcasing our fabric on statement upholstery pieces with artistic flair and striking palette.

Featured: Little Maids # 404 Dragonfly, Sugarloaf # 18 Dragonfly


May 12, 2016

This season our focus is on performance. We believe the home should be beautiful, but it must also be livable, easy to care for, and worry-free. 

We are proud to introduce a new color book series called Performance Wovens, an exclusive collection of Sunbrella performance fabrics Home & Garden - Act II, and a compilation of simply elegant silk-like textures Pure & Simple IV

For more inspiration view our full Summer 2016 Collection.

Summer 2016 Collection


April 22, 2016

The Caithcart Residence. 

"Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative design." - Kalu Interiors are the fastest growing full service interior design firm in Vancouver and we are thrilled to be featured in their latest design project. Creating a striking statement in this modern, tailored envirnoment, Kalu Interiors have the magic touch when updating classic design with effortless style. 

Featured: Sound Check # 305 Whale



April 11, 2016

Style at Home - April 2016

'Space Lift' is a story about the beauty-inspired apartment makeover of Vancouver-based makeup artist India Daykin. Featuring our drapery fabric, we are proud to be a part of this stylish space in a city close to our hearts. 

Special thanks to the Style at Home editors. Photography by Janis Nicolay. 

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February 9, 2016

This season we are delivering a powerful punch of color and pattern in an easy-to-use package to suit any style and every budget.

May 11, 2015

We are proud to announce the launch of our new Summer 2015 collection! This season’s offerings combine luxury with livability as well as on-trend nature-inspired themes and colors.

May 4, 2015
A New Look For Telafina!

We are proud to annouce the launch of our new Telafina website and the latest season of our exclusive boutique line www.telafina.com.  

January 14, 2014
Trend Report 2014 by Jennifer Apple

Maxwell Fabrics Jennifer Apple I recently attended Heimtextil, the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles in the world. This is where I find inspiration for Maxwell Fabrics and Telafina and begin development on our new collections. It was one of the best shows I've attended.

Now that I'm settled back in my studio and reflecting on the show, I found I’ve really had a chance to understand the direction of upcoming trends and the influences for which these trends are based on.  Design ideas featured at Heimtex for 2014/15 are structured into two major categories - Progress and Revival. These two contracting themes come together and the concept becomes the key inspiration for lifestyle trends worldwide.

Maxwell Fabrics Jennifer Apple Trend Report

Progress is based on the idea that we must continuously innovate to improve quality and functionality. Technology is key as we look towards a sustainable future.

- Design direction - Flora and fauna prints.

- Most emphasized color - Green. In every tone from soft pastels to bright citron and continuation of rich emerald.




Revival is based on the idea that while technology takes us into the future we also must look back on past traditions and seek out purity and authenticity.

- Design direction - Natural materials that highlight if not emphasize nature's flaws in materials such as wood, stone, linen and metals.

-Most emphasized color - Metallics in tones of gold, copper and bronze.

These are a few key ideas influencing the design world now and into 2015 with exciting products planned in Maxwell's upcoming collections.

January 8, 2014
Maxwell Fabrics Partners with Style at Home

Maxwell Fabrics Style at Home Don’t miss the February 2014 issue of Style at Home Magazine!

It features a six page spread on the magazine’s own Design Editor, Jessica Waks, and the overhaul of her 1934 Georgian-style home in midtown Toronto. Maxwell Fabrics was thrilled to participate by supplying fabrics to fulfill the vision of her “forever house”.

In the kitchen, Jessica created a banquette to maximize seating in a tight corner. “I had it covered in a shiny black faux leather with deep diamond tufts to make it feel like you were sitting in a restaurant.” The faux leather is our exclusive Big Horn #350 Ebony from Easy Rider.

Big Horn #350 was also used to upholster three stools to match the banquette and placed at the kitchen island. See below left with Jessica sitting happily.

In the family room, Jessica introduced hues like a rich sapphire chenille on the sofa shown below right. This rich sapphire upholstery fabric is our exclusive Soul Mate #10 Indigo. Soul Mate (available in Canada only) is from our Comrade book, a sumptuous collection of casually luxurious chenille textures.

Maxwell Fabrics Style at Home

For more information on the dramatic transformation of Jessica’s “Heart of Gold” home including details on the kitchen and family room design pick up a copy today or visit Style at Home.

Special thanks to the Style at Home team and Jessica Waks. Photography by Stacey Brandford.

December 5, 2013
Maxwell Fabrics Embraces Pantone Color of the Year

Maxwell Fabrics embraces Pantone Color of the Year 2014 with Mellow #24 Fuchsia, Grounded #270 Fuchsia, Barclay #736 Plumberry and Supernatural #19 Rosa.

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November 6, 2013
Maxwell Fabrics Featured in Coastal Living

Maxwell Fabrics is proud to be featured in November's issue of Coastal Living magazine. Structure #20 Cameo fabric was showcased in the "Mint Condition" article.



October 31, 2013
Maxwell Fabrics is now on Instagram

Follow the Maxwell Fabrics family by searching @maxwellfabrics on your Instagram app. 

Maxwell Fabrics is also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Houzz so you can join our fabric conversation today.

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October 18, 2013
September's Top Selling Fabrics in USA

September's top selling Maxwell Fabrics in the USA include (clockwise from top left):


Call us direct at 1-800-663-1159 for more information or log into your account and order your memo samples today.

October 10, 2013
Maxwell Fabrics Featured in Lonny Magazine

LonnyMag_0.jpgLonny Magazine is known for its design, style and architecture. In October 2013 the magazine ran a story called "The Saucer Chair Makeover".

The story featured Lonny Magazine's Associate Editor Kaylei McGaw hand-me-down chair that was transformed into a renewed, modern lounge chair by Molly Andrews and her talented upholstery team at www.chairloom.com based out of Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Chairloom chose Maxwell Fabrics' Warsaw Navy and Warmheart Caspian upholstery fabric to round the shape of the saucer chair and add dimenion and style. Both fabrics come from the popular West Wing book. 

West Wing offers solid textures of luxurious plush cotton looks, polished flannels and elegantly lustrous velvets. It's a top-selling Maxwell Fabrics collection with almost 100 skus for designers to chose from. The below image shows the chair before the makeover on the left and the final result on the right. 

Read the full article on the Lonny Magazine website here.


September 16, 2013
Fall 2013 Collection

Maxwell Fabrics introduced its Fall 2013 Collection and included in the new books is Gentlemen's Club. Gentlemen's Club a masculine collection of fabrics suitable for light upholstery, bedding and drapery. Gentlemen's Club emphasizes plaids and tweeds with a polished and refined sophistication. Download our Fabrications Newsletter, contact your sales representative or visit your local showroom to see the Maxwell Fabrics Fall Collection today.


September 9, 2013
What's New/What's Next - Maxwell Fabrics Featured at NYDC

Maxwell Fabrics Fall 2013 Collection and top-selling fabrics will be featured at NYDC's What's New/What's Next on Thursday, September 19. This annual event highlights the best in the interior design industry forecasting new trends and products. It's a must-attend for New York and New Jersey based designers. Check out our Fall 2013 Collection at Flourishes Showroom Suite #414. For more informaiton please visit the NYDC website.


August 23, 2013
Maxwell Fabrics Featured in Canada's Style At Home Magazine

Maxwell Fabrics is proud to be featured in September's issue of Canada's Style At Home magazine. The Endless Summer Collection was included on page 42 detailing Maxwell Fabrics "beautiful linens, textured chenilles and delicate embroidered sheers in easy-to-mix neutrals".


August 15, 2013
July's Top Five Selling Fabrics in Canada

July’s top five selling fabrics in Canada from Maxwell Fabrics are (clockwise from top left):

  • Crystal #135 Cream (also an exclusive pattern to Maxwell Fabrics and recommended for drapery or multi-purpose)
  • Sizzle #2 Walnut (multi-purpose use, drapery or upholstery and only available in Canada)


Maxwell Fabrics would like to thank our Canadian customers for their business!

July 22, 2013
Summer Collection 2013 - Invigorating & Bold

Maxwell Fabrics is pleased to launch our Summer Collection 2013 - Invigorating & Bold to the design community. Featuring several new collections and fabric choices, desigers will love the variety ranging from lighter toned neutrals, bright clean colors and vintage vibe looks. Download our Summer 2013 Fabrications newsletter here.


Featured above is Two's Company, an ultra contemporary, heavy-duty bonded upholstery fabric with a natural linen look. Thinking of reupholstering your furniture? Choose from Two's Company's 60 lush colours.

July 8, 2013
Dog "Proof" Your Sofa with Maxwell Fabrics

Here at Maxwell Fabrics we often receive feedback from customers about pets and fabrics. For example, "My cat won't stop clawing at my new Maxwell Fabrics' sheers!"

Although we cannot control feline behaviour (and like to think that your cat has good taste) we can offer a few creative solutions from other customers.

For example, ART + Commerce Design in Vancouver needed a way to protect a Telafina mohair upholstered sofa from a little Scottish terrior. They used an outdoor fabric called Petit Puff #1915 Gravel and made a cover and two bolsters with an attractive, quilted and tailored look. It proved to be the perfect safeguard for the sofa. Best of all: the cover is washable! See the two images below.



Petit Puff comes in nine colours and is from the Home and Garden Sahara collection. To learn more about caring for your fabrics please read our Textile Reference Guide.


June 10, 2013
Maxwell Fabrics Featured at HD Expo

Maxwell Fabrics continues to gain prominence and exposure as the preferred fabric supplier to the design community in North America, this time by partnering with Shelby Williams, a leader in the commercial furniture industry. Maxwell Fabrics worked with Shelby Williams to create an inviting and modern design booth at HD Expo, the Hospitality Design Expo & Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Maxwell Fabrics supplied high-quality upholstery fabrics that worked perfectly with our vision," said Jordan McInturf, VP Sales for Shelby Williams. "We had a lot of great feedback about the furniture pieces from HD Expo attendees."

Maxwell Fabrics supplied three patterns for the exhibition booth. Seine 04 Wolf was used to upholster two side chairs. Winter Sky 1070 Cyan was used for the interior wedge part of the circular sofa and Times Square 111 Sapphire was used for the round drum seats.


The accessory pillows on the bench were covered in Rendezvous 03 Slate, Winter Sky 1070 Cyan and Seine 04 Wolf.

HD Expo is an annual trade show for the hospitality design industry with 900 exhibitors and over 7000 attendees. Maxwell Fabrics continues to be represented through ongoing strategic partnerships and at multiple showrooms across North America.


May 3, 2013
Reviving Vintage Furniture with Maxwell Fabrics

Maxwell Fabrics is experiencing a surge in upholstery fabric orders from designers looking to revive antique and vintage furniture. “Orders are way up from designers needing a very specific pattern for a vintage piece of furniture they found,” says Maxwell Fabrics Design Director Jennifer Apple, “Some designers are even asking for bright pinks or zigzag chevrons for a daring look.”

Chairloom located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania has a booming business restoring old furniture and calls on Maxwell Fabrics frequently to order solids - often choosing Gig Harbour or Mainstays- to revitalize their Danish modern furniture finds. Vancouver-based designer Margot Jagger ordered a denim pattern from the exclusive Maxwell Fabrics VIP collection  to bring new life into her client’s antique bench.

Reupholstering older furniture makes economic sense too. Purchasing an antique piece can be expensive but to find a run-down vintage chair in your grandmother’s basement and to have it upholstered in a funky new fabric is often cheaper. “With so many patterns and colors to choose from (over 18,000 at Maxwell Fabrics) the customer has the opportunity to make that it their own and completely unique,” adds Apple.

Maxwell Fabrics Vintage Antique Furniture Upholstery image courtesy Chairloom.


Images courtesy of Chairloom.

For more images please visit Maxwell Fabrics Pinterest Page dedicated to Vintage and Antique Furniture Upholstery.

March 28, 2013
Access Maxwell Fabrics Discontinued List

Customers can now access and print Maxwell Fabrics' Discontinued List. Log into your account with your Account Number and Password. Click on "My Account" in the top right corner and our Discontinued Items list is available for downloading or printing. See the screen shot below. Or feel free to watch an instructional video from our Online Support Library.


February 28, 2013
Spring Collection 2013 - Color Explosion

Maxwell Fabrics is pleased to launch our Spring Collection 2013 - Color Explosion that includes the very popular book Stratosphere.

Maxwell Fabrics Spring 2013 Collection Stratasphere

Featured above is our Sunburst #21 London Grey. There are over 16 styles, patterns, and colors to choose from in Stratosphere.

February 13, 2013
Maxwell Fabrics Featured at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

A Maxwell Fabrics pattern has been featured in the Star Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Maxwell Fabrics worked directly with influential event designer Wesley Cadle Inc. who used Yowza #280 Infra Red from the Summer 2012 Electric Collection for several accessory pillows and a dramatic wall-mounted drape in the exclusive VIP Star Lounge at the Lincoln Centre.

Maxwell Fabrics pattern Yowza #280 Infra Red featured in Star Lounge Mercedes-Benz Fasion Week

Wesley Cadle’s team reached out to Maxwell Fabrics with a specific pattern request to compete their theme: a modern interpretation of Asian traditions that included terra cotta glazed linen walls tacked with antique bronze studs, alcove seating groups with dramatic pillows, and traditional Asian consoles. Wesley’s team also chose accent tables made from repurposed moped tires and lacquered stone calligraphy brushes to create unique twists on eastern conventions.

Maxwell Fabric’s Yowza #280 Infra Red added extra touches of movement and colour to complete the theme. Also included in the Star Lounge were Nicolette Mayer’s over-sized patterns of Chinese porcelain images on Belgian linen.

Maxwell Fabrics Yowza #280 Infra Red at Star Lounge Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week New York designed by Wesley Cadle

This was the first time Maxwell Fabrics has participated with Wesley Cadle in the Star Lounge. The Star Lounge turned out to be a popular spot frequented by VIPs looking to relax and refresh amongst the bustle of Fashion Week. To see more images head over to the Maxwell Fabrics Facebook page.

Maxwell Fabrics is a 60 year old, third generation, Vancouver-based fashion-wise supplier of modern-classic, fabric collections. Maxwell Fabrics connects to the design community to make beautiful fabric accessible and appreciated. Maxwell Fabrics features over 12,000 fabrics, patterns, and colors for upholstery, decorative accessories, bedding, and drapery in residential and commercial settings. All fabrics are available for viewing and purchase by visiting the Maxwell Fabrics collections online or calling 1-800-663-1159.

Images courtesy of Wesley Cadle Inc.