Hoffman Fabrics has been based in Los Angeles, California since 1924. Hoffman California - International Fabrics began as a seller of woolens to California-based fabric stores. The founder, Rube Hoffman, quickly expanded his operation to printing his own original designs for the fashion industry. With a distinct California style. Hoffman Fabrics moved into the quilting fabric business when the craft movement was gaining momentum in the US in the 1970s. You can always count of Hoffman fabrics to convey the California beach vibe in their collections. Using mostly in-house designers, their signature artists include Jamie Fingal, Suzy’s Zoo, and McKenna Ryan.
- The first Hoffman Quilt Challenge was in 1988, and has grown to a travelling quilt, clothing, and doll collection with over 700 participants a year.
- Hoffman has become known for their high quality Bali Batik fabrics. Batik is an ancient method of fabric dyeing, that includes using a wax resist with dyes to create patterns.