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Our Mission:

Whether helping a DIY'er with a weekend project, or assisting a fashion startup get off the ground - MJTrends is not just a fabric and sewing supply store, we are also a technology company. Our goal is to provide all the necessary tools to help people create. These tools include:

  • Step by step written instructions and video tutorials
  • Custom patterns tailored to user's measurements
  • Custom cutting (coming soon)
  • Digital tools for pattern drafting (coming soon)
  • All the products and tools necessary to complete a project
  • Bulk pricing for small businesses (coming soon)

Founder: Michael Harris

Michael founded MJTrends in 2000 after liquidating fabric from his fashion startup Mekka7. While selling off the industrial sewing machine, supplies, and fabrics, he found that vinyl fabric was a good seller. Hence, MJTrends was born. Fast forward 10 years, and MJTrends has become much more than just fabric sales with Michael pushing the technology side of the business to better serve customers.

After facing multiple challenges with Mekka7, my goal is to ease those burdens for MJTrends customers, so that it's easier and simpler to get up and running quickly as a fashion startup. It's my goal to remove the burdens that I faced when trying to start a fashion company and get my clothing line off the ground. Those critical challenges are:

  1. Sourcing - we make it easy to get everything from 1 location
  2. Pattern drafting - we are offering custom patterns and easy to use drafting tools
  3. Cutting - in the near future we will implememnt automated cutting for customers and small businesses who use our pattern tools

Michael has a law degree from William and Mary and has worked in IT for over 15 years consulting to fortune 500 company's including AOL, K12, PBS, and Gannett. His interests include anything related to robotics, spending time with his family and children, and fashion.

My guilty pleasure is Pinterest - I can easily lose an hour of my day perusing fashions and pinning items I'd love to make. I've never completely lost that passion to make clothing - I think that's what keeps me inspired to make MJTrends a destination for others like myself.

Notable clients:

MJTrends has provided fabrics and supplies to several major motion picture costume design companies as well as top designers worldwide who have made outfits for world-renowned performers:

  • 20th Century Fox Studios
  • NBC Universal Studios
  • Sony Pictures Studios
  • Lady Gaga
  • Janet Jackson
  • Katy Perry

Contact Info:

If you are a member of the media and would like to write about us, please drop us a line at: chloe@MJTrends.com