Q. How do I open an account with Friedmans?
To qualify for a wholesale account you must be able to meet our minimum order policy - 20mtrs of 1 item or 50mtrs of assorted items; in units of no less than 10mtrs e.g. 5 x 10mtrs. If you accept this condition then please go ahead and create your account on our wbsite and place your order. When an account is opened it will initially operate on a proforma basis whereby payment is collected in advance of each order.
We are keen to learn about our new accounts and would welcome a call from you to learn more about your business. Please note the prices shown on our website reflect our minimum's but for some product lines we are able to consider a discount for larger quantities.
Credit terms wil be consider when you account has completed our new account qualification period/amount.
Q. Please explain Friedmans Minimum Order Policy?
To qualify for a wholesale account and benefit from preferential prices you will be asked upon account registration to accept our miniumum order policy, 20mtrs of 1 item or 50mtrs of assorted items; in units of no less than 10mtrs e.g. 5 x 10mtrs. Any orders placed for less than the agreed values may not be accepted.
Q. Do you supply small quantities?
Yes through our sister company If you are unable to meet the wholesale minimum order requirements you are still able to purchase our fabulous fabrics through who stock a large selection of our designs and offer these from as little as 0.50cms
Q. I already have an account with Friedmans can I order online?
Of course, please complete the Registration form and we’ll get your account set up as soon as possible.
Q. Why can’t I see any prices?
We don’t show prices on our website as we prefer to create a bespoke price list for each individual customer based on their unique requirements. When your account is created we will also create your bespoke price list.
Q. How is payment collected?
After receiving your order we will contact you to confirm the final value and arrange payment or credit terms if applicable.
Q. What is Flexcite?
Flexcite is a brand name we assign to our products to reassure our customers that whenever they see a Flexcite product they know that the product has passed the stringent quality checks performed by Friedmans Ltd. Friedmans are proud of their reputation as premium quality fabric wholesalers and include in our product range fabrics from around the world including those from well know Italian suppliers. Only the best quality products are included in the Friedmans product range.
Q. How many different fabrics do you offer?
With hundreds of plain fabrics, thousands of print designs, a selection of print bases, tens of foil colours and foil designs.. it’s easy to understand how the individual combinations available fall into millions. Therefore each customer could create a fabric completely unique, using a combination of their choice. Why follow trends when you can set the trend and create your exclusive masterpiece today.
Q. How soon will I receive my order?
Our fabrics are processed to order, therefore prints and foiled items will not be immediately available. Usually we can despatch plain items within 24 hours and processed items in approximately 2 weeks. Leads times do vary and can be extended in busier periods. We ask all customers to let us know their personal deadlines as we will always try to accommodate if possible. If you have a proforma account, production time will only be scheduled after receipt of your payment in full.
Q. Do you ship internationally?
We regularly ship worldwide and are happy to work with each customer’s preferred transporter or provide quotes with our own. We use a variety of couriers including Fedex and DHL.
Q. Are your fabrics just for dancewear?
No they are not. Although traditionally popular for swimwear, dancewear, gymnastic wear and all other active sportswear disciplines, the versatility of stretch fabrics is now widely recognised and so it is used for many more purposes than before including event interiors, fashion, pram accessories, toys, chroma keying.. the list grows every day. We do not apply any special treatments so advise our customer to carry out their own treatments for special circumstances, such as flame retardant, etc.
Q. I am interested in your bespoke printing service, how can I find out more?
Take a look at our dedicated bespoke page which will give you information about our services but feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements 0161 975 9002.
Q. Where can I view your fabrics in person?
Friedmans customers are welcome to view hangers of our fabrics in our impressive showroom, please contact us first to make an appointment as the room is very popular. We regularly appear at a choice of Exhibitions. Each year we exhibit at MarediModa in Cannes and have recently exhibited at trade shows in Munich, Riga and Dubai.
Q. What are the guaranteed values of the fabrics?
Friedmans supply to a vast array of different Industries, all of which require different standards to be achieved. As we cannot test for every requirement we do offer sampling from bulk to enable you to perform your own tests. Please contact us if you need fabric suitable for testing.
Q. What is a Heritage Print?
Friedman's are proud to be able to offer a diverse and extensive range of printed fabrics. We bring together your favourites from our established Heritage Print collection with our very exclusive Digital print range. Although are print designs are now almost entirely produced digitally we do import sublimation paper for a small collection of long standing customer favourites, we refer to these as Heritage Prints.
Q. What are the benefits of printing digitally and are there any drawbacks?
The vast majority of prints supplied by Friedmans are produced digitally. This process produces beautifully clear prints with excellent depth of colour. When printing digitally, due to the way the colour is applied, there is always a possibility of fine lines or banding appearing in the print. Shading designs or areas of solid colour are particularly susceptible to this. Whilst every effort is made to provide line free prints we cannot guarantee that your print will be flawless every time. Refunds or reprints will only be offered on orders which we judge fall outside of a commercially acceptable quality given the nature of the process.
Q. What is Econyl?
Print base LIFE, made from Econyl is available now from Friedman's for all print designs. We encourage you to take a closer look at this high performance, sustainable techno-fabric. Contact us to learn more and request your sample. 0044 (0)161 975 9002. "Our appetite to create new products and buy new products is infinite. The planet's resources aren't. But it's okay because we can have both: new products and a better environment. Nylon waste from landfills and oceans around the world is transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon. It's exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again. That means you can create new products and buy new products without having to use new resources."
Q. Are fabrics suitable for Swimwear?
The print process we use is Digital sublimation, which offers good performance for swimwear. As each individual print will have a different result, we advise carrying out your own tests in advance.
The vast majority of the plain nylon solids we offer are swimwear fabrics, however as our range includes colours dyed specifically for us, not all colour recipes may be suitable for swimwear.
We are aware of many customers using our fabrics for swimwear. We specialise in stretch fabric for multiple end uses. We don't personally perform any in-house testing. Each Industry has their own performance requirements and we cannot test for every criterion; therefore, we offer Sampling which means each individual can test fabrics (plain or processed) for their own individual requirements.
We can offer further guidance if you can advise further details of what you are looking for. Contact us.
Q. Do you have any clearance lines?