Regal Throughout The Years

  • Regal Fabrics Founded

    Regal Fabrics Inc. is founded by Herb and Arlene Kahan in a 5,000 square foot unit in a new Danvers, MA industrial park. Though Arlene sadly passed in 2017 after 30 years in the business and 60+ years of marriage, Herb continues to serve as CEO today. 

  • European Styles to American Markets

    Using mill contacts he’d made in a 30+ year career in the industry, Herb begins to import and sell Italian tapestries, with a focus on fast delivery of the latest European styles to the American market. 

  • Steve Kahan

    Herb + Arlene’s son Steve Kahan joins Regal. Steve continues to serve as company President.

  • Trademarked Original Patterns

    After hiring several experienced textile designers, Regal becomes a true “convertor” working with partner mills to create trademarked original patterns. Today, the design department employs a number of talented people collaboratively creating ~300 new fabric SKU’s per collection.

  • Ronda Kahan-Wilson

    Daughter Ronda Kahan-Wilson joins Regal. Ronda continues to serve as company Vice President.

  • The Tapestry Source

    Regal is known as “The Tapestry Source,” supplying decorative and novelty tapestry fabrics to the furniture and fashion industries.

  • Headquarters Established

    Regal Purchases 35000 ft2 building in Middleton, MA, establishing its first standalone headquarters.

  • Permanent Showroom

    After showing in the temporary area for years, Regal opens permanent showroom in High Point, NC. We continue to present our newest collections twice per year at Showtime. Come visit us on the 2nd floor of Marketplace Tower!

  • Krelan Fabrics

    Regal acquires Krelan Fabrics and incorporates more high-end designs into product mix.

  • Sourcing From China

    In order to provide a wider range of fabric constructions and designs, Regal begins sourcing fabrics in China in addition to Europe.

  • Focus on Plains Sparks Further Growth

    Regal’s best-sellers are increasingly textured plains used as upholstery body cloths, leading to a release of the Modern Textures group of popular plains. This collection-based marketing has continued with the Price Point Plains group, Performance by Regal, and further congruence in Regal’s semi-annual product releases.  

  • Milestone for Top Seller

    Top 3 colors of best-selling upholstery pattern R-Turbo combined for sales of over 500,000 yards in 1 year!

  • New Headquarters

    Construction begins on new 94,000 ft2  headquarters to feature state of the art office, swatch-production, and design development spaces, updated machinery and ample warehouse space for continued expansion. Herb & Arlene’s oldest grandchildren, Scott and Andy join the Regal Fabrics team.

  • New Visual Identity

    After 32 years, Regal unveils a new visual identity to reflect the modernization of both the industry and the company.

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