We make velvets for drapery, upholstery and specialty applications. Founded in 1979, KM Fabrics has become one of the world’s leading producers of premium velvets.


Our fabrics are made with pride in the USA, eliminating the supply chain delays that affect imported fabrics. We work closely with our distributors to provide the fabrics you need, with competitive pricing and short lead times.


You can find KM drapery fabrics in America’s theatres, concert halls and performing arts venues. Our upholstery fabrics add elegance to restaurants, hotels, casinos, cruise ships and corporate offices.


We’re proud to back these fine woven velvets with personalized, responsive customer service. Contact us for fast answers to your questions.

About KM Fabrics

The KM Fabrics mill is part of the historic Brandon Mill complex in Greenville, SC.

KM Fabrics Richard Heusel

Our founder

Richard Heusel, a long-time veteran of the textile industry, founded KM Fabrics in 1979 in Greenville, SC. His motto was “Perseverance predominates” and we still apply that simple insight to everything we do.


We don’t quit, whether we’re improving production quality and efficiency, or handling a customer request. KM is proud to be one of the few US-owned and operated velvet mills in the industry. We honor Richard Heusel’s vision by building on our industry leadership every day.

KM in the community

The KM Fabrics mill is part of Greenville’s historic Brandon Mill, sited in the former mill village in West Greenville. We work hard at being good neighbors.


KM Fabrics donated land for the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park. The all-time great major leaguer grew up playing on this field, which sits next to the mill.


Learn more about the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park >

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park
We donated land for the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park in Greenville, SC.

KM supports excellence in the performing arts

KM, working with the U.S. Institute of Theater Technology, introduced the KM Fabrics, Inc. Technical Production Award in 1994. This is an award for graduate students or recent graduates. It recognizes excellence in technical design and fabrication for theatre, film and TV studio sets, retail displays and art installations.


Candidates for the KM award must display technical competence, with a clear vision and execution of artistic and technical choices, process and product. We’re proud to note that our example has encouraged other manufacturers to support the USITT and its advocacy of the performing arts.


Read more about the USITT and see the recipient of this year’s award >

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