our brands

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J. Samuel, Inc. was established in 2011 with an intention of procuring an heirloom collection of textile brands from around the world.  Owner, Justin Strauss’ vision was to "source exclusive high-end fabrics, and offer them direct to the design trade in the United States."

We offer fabrics imported from Belgium, Italy, and Scotland.  Our brands include Filippo Uecher, Mariaflora, Johnstons of Elgin, and the J. Samuel Collection.

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Inspired by Italian style and tradition, the Filippo Uecher collection is a sophisticated line of fabrics made from high quality natural fibers. Designed and manufactured by master weaver Filippo Uecher in his family owned and operated mill in Biella, Italy.  Artisanal craftsmanship and passion are seen through Filippos textiles.  Linen plays a central role along with other fibers as alpaca, cashmere, and cotton.

It is love for his craft that has driven Filippo to create for over 35 years. In addition to the Filippo Uecher collection, our In-Outdoor brand Mariaflora, is also woven by Filippo Uecher.

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Mariaflora In-Outdoor fabrics are woven with 100% solution dyed acrylic in Biella, Italy.  Smart, refined fabrics that are water repellent, stain and mold resistant, and have a color fastness that stays true in direct sun light.  These fabrics are strong, full of verve, and speak to the heart and history of Italian weaving.  Soft to the touch, and milled to withstand the rigors of outdoor and indoor uses alike.

Maria and Flora would be proud of their grandson Filippo for continuing the family business in Biella, Italy - an area rich in the tradition of weaving fine textiles since the early 11th century.

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Alexander Johnston established an Elgin mill on the banks of the River Lossie in 1797, putting Scottish textiles on the global map.  

The home interiors collection, Johnstons of Elgin, is produced here, where the latest technologies and skills have been passed down through generations and used in creating these exquisite fabrics.  The finest wools and cashmere in the world are sourced and taken through meticulous stages to create finished textiles in Elgin. The only manufacture in the United Kingdom with a completely vertical process from fiber to finished textiles.

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The J Samuel Collection is an array of beautifully woven upholstery and drapery fabrics meticulously sourced from Belgium, Turkey, and Germany. Natural tones are the core of this collection offering the Interior Designer the base to every design project.