Toile has only grown in popularity since its first began being produced for the masses in 1760. In fact it was first manufactured in a village outside of Paris known as Jouy-en-Josas, which is why the original name for the material was Toile de Jouy before being shortened to toile. From a factory in this village - a location chosen for its access to the running water that was necessary for dyeing - came the first mass produced toile fabric. These high-quality, 18th century fabrics established toile as a luxury fabric; a fabric that maintains a strong following today. Toile has traditionally been seen as a formal fabric but the addition of unique patterns and colors has introduced toile to a whole new audience that appreciates how it can be both classic and contemporary. Its versatility is surely its strong point; it is equally stunning as drapery or chair upholstery and lends itself to variety of applications.
At WarehouseFabricsInc.com it is our goal to help you find the designer fabric that will allow you to realize your decorating vision. Whether you are interested in toile fabric or silk fabric, traditional or modern, you’ll find the selection and prices you’ll appreciate here on our online fabric store. If you have any questions about our fabric, or you would like help with finding exactly what you need, please do not hesitate to call on us.