Hello and thank you for visiting Felinus Fabrics! 

My name is Sumie Tachibana, and I am a fashion designer and owner of this online fabric shop.  I'm usually quick to avoid talking about myself, but with the help from friends, my supportive husband, and precious little daughter, I put together this brief bio.

I consider myself a "Jill-of-all trades" within the fashion industry.  My experience spans 10 years in New York and then 5 more in Los Angeles. Some of my past and present roles include online shop owner and manager, fashion designer, fashion design instructor, photographer, photo editor, art director, fashion show director, fabric buyer for Elie Tahari, and wardrobe stylist for Corbis and other private accounts.

During my years of working in the industry, I’ve come across some amazing materials that are not usually available to the public.  I created Felinus Fabrics to make these hard to find items readily available to you.  And what can I say, I have a passion for collecting fabrics and trims!  :)

And one more thing.... In case you are wondering about the name of the shop, "Felinus Fabrics" is dedicated to my dearest cat, Chu-Chi.  He was a handsome adventurous orange tabby that was my best friend for over 22 years.  Felinus means "cat-like" in Latin.

Thank you for taking the time to read this section.

For more information on my designs, please visit: 

www.sumietachibana.com