The Fabric Concierge brings Mood Fabrics to Omaha

02 Mar

I’ve been chatting with Cindi Boudissa, manager of the Fabric Concierge, over the internet for almost a year now.  She is an Omaha native who worked in the Garment District in NYC, but has since returned to Omaha.  Unhappy with the fabric selection available in Omaha, Cindi started her business, The Fabric Concierge.  Her business tagline is “The Garment District Comes to You.”  She travels back and forth to the Garment District from Omaha and brings back yardage and swatches for her customers.

Recently, she has paired with Mood Fabrics as a vendor.  She set up a swatch event at Omaha Fashion Week this year to showcase the Mood swatches and I offered to help her out. I was excited to finally meet Cindi, but also to see all of the fabrics.  As we were setting up the swatch table, it was clear that we would get along really well.  Both Cindi and I geeked out over every square of fabric we unpacked.

Audio Helkuik & Cindi Boudissa (The Fabric Concierge) on the red carpet at Omaha Fashion Week. (Photo credit: Herb Thompson)

The Fabric Concierge’s, Cindi Boudissa, chatting about fabrics with a fellow textiles lover.

Print city.

At first after all the swatches were unpacked, I couldn’t even handle the excitement.  I didn’t know where to start.  After the initial “YAY YAY YAY!” wore off, I started to zero in on some of my favorites.

This soft jersey knit in taupe with a dark inky splatter design is just so great.

Amongst the rows and rows of wonderful shirting fabrics, I found this delicious black and brown stripe fabric. It even has a tiny fuschia stripe in it. SO PERFECT.

Next I started to select several fabrics that I liked and curated little collections. I did this over and over and started dreaming up clothing lines based on the swatch groupings.  I just love fabric so much. It’s an inspiration in itself.  Here’s one small curated trio I picked out:

New for me: mixing prints!

If you want The Fabric Concierge to help you swatch and source garment fabric for your next project, contact Cindi Boudissa at or visit her on the facebook:

Audio Helkuik & Cindi Boudissa (The Fabric Concierge) (Photo credit: Herb Thompson)


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3 responses to “The Fabric Concierge brings Mood Fabrics to Omaha

  1. Erenia

    03.02.13 at 3:07 pm

    I don’t know how you calmed down enough to group fabrics together, this would of been the hardest thing for me. I love fabrics so much and I get swept away just inspecting each piece that it would have taken me forever to get to the next step unless someone reminded me to do so,lol. Looks like you had fun. Thankfully Cindi has this business and service that allows the access to such loveliness in your area.


    • audiohelkuik

      03.02.13 at 3:17 pm

      Well, I was there for several hours, so I had time to calm down. Haha. I’m thankful that she’s around to help us Omaha designers source great fabrics. I won’t have to throw as many temper tantrums in fabric stores now!


  2. Cindi Boudissa

    03.03.13 at 9:11 pm

    It was great to finally meet you too, Audi! And thanks so much for the help! The event was fun, and I am hoping to bring a lot more high quality fabric to Omaha in the future. So no more tantrums!!



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