Northcott Fabrics is launching a modern fabric division later this month. Called FIGO (meaning “cool” in Italian), the new division will allow the Toronto-based company to compete in the modern quilting market.
“FIGO has a very simple mission: produce kickass fabrics with style and quality, make you want more, and build a community of FIGO friends to share its fabrics with,” the press release states. “This brand believes in pretty, edgy and diverse designs that please the eyes of modern quilters, sewists and crafters.”
The initial release will be on April 12 and the new division will debut at Spring International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon, May 18-20.
At launch, FIGO will include collections by five artists, all of them modern surface pattern designers: Pippa Shaw, Naomi Wilkinson, Abigail Halpin, Annie Chen of Lemonni, and Isabel Serna of Black Lamb Studio.
Northcott was founded in 1935 as a converter and distributor of fashion fabrics. The company pivoted in the 1980s to serve the quilting industry. It’s current divisions reflect a traditional aesthetic.
“We’re excited to expand our business in this new direction and with a new design philosophy,” says Brian O’Rourke, President & CEO of Northcott. “As a division of Northcott, FIGO will offer the same impeccable quality of fabrics that we’re known for, while maintaining our outstanding customer service.”
Looking forward to new line.
Northcott fabric has always been good quality, so am expecting no less of FIGO.
Great addition especially with your line of beautiful solids!!!
I am looking for a fabric from Deborah Edwards “Artisan Spirit Sandsapes 20476”, but one number lighter colour.
I have bought this fabric at an exhibtion at Prague, and i need some more.
It is a light violet with golden stripes.
Please mail back, if you have this fabric in stock and perhaps you could mail me some pictures of ths fabrics.
Hi Helga, We are a trade association and are not affiliate with Northcott. If you would like information about a particular Northcott fabric you could reach out to Northcott’s customer service department directly.