We are a third generation family business that has been serving customers of the Metropolitan area for 83 years. We live and work in this community and support other small local businesses. Although our children are in school, they have all worked part-time with us, making them the fourth generation to join the company.
Many of you know personally some of our valued associates and have provided testimonials to their hard work and dedication. Their product knowledge and outstanding customer service makes us what we are today. Some of our associates have been with us for 20, 30 and even 40 years.
We are proud to carry on the Heyman family tradition of community service started by our grandparents.
Thank you to all our customers for their continued patronage.
Margaret and Bruce Heyman
Margaret & Bruce Heyman - 3rd Generation Owners
Celebrating their 20th Wedding Aniversary in Bermuda in 2006
"The Next Generation"
Nate, Libby, Ben (with Polo & Marty)
Our founder, Philip Heyman, comes to America as an orphan and finds a job with his Uncles, who own Heyman Brothers Furniture store in Jersey City. After working as a salesman and learning the retail trade for 14 years, he has saved enough money to open his own shop in Plainfield, NJ.
Philip & Ida Heyman open Chain Decorators on Somerset Street in Plainfield.
Philip Heyman opens Highway Mill End Shop on Route 22 in Greenbrook.
Second generation Jay Heyman joins the firm.
Philip & Jay Heyman open Fabric Land at current location at 855 Route 22, in North Plainfield.
Gertrude Heyman joins the firm.
Late 1960's / Early 1970's
Jay and Gertrude Heyman now completely running the operation as Philip Heyman retires. Over the next twenty years Fabric Land expands to three times its original size.
Third generation Susan Miniman joins the firm.
Fabric Land celebrates it's 50th Anniversary with a week-long Tent Show and Sale that attracted more than 20,000 people.
Third generation Bruce Heyman joins the firm.
Fabric Land Preferred Customer Card Program is started to inform customers of sales and special events.
Fabric Land holds it’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebration. $5,000 in prizes are given away including a 1 carat Diamond Pendant.
Fabric Land wins New Jersey Family Business of the Year Award.
Fabric Land issues it’s 50,000th Preferred Customer Card.
Fabric Land splits into two operating companies, Fabricland and Fabricland Interiors. Fabricland Interiors is created to emphasize the decorating departments of the store which now represents 75% of total business.
Fabricland Interiors purchases Nassaus Window Fashions of Paramus. Now the two largest window fashions retailers in New Jersey are merged.
Nassaus is completely renovated, adding a Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery, a Waverly Shop and a decorative fabric and trim department.
Fabricland Interiors opens a Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery in their second floor custom decorating department. Nassaus and Fabricland now have two of the 100 Gallery dealers worldwide.
Fabricland and Nassaus Window Fashions issue their 100,000th Preferred Customer Card.
Fabricland Celebrates its 70th Anniversary in Business. Our third store, Metropolitan Window Fashions, opens in New York City. To celebrate, we offer a $10,000 room makeover contest. Susan Malmrose of Randolph, NJ was our lucky winner.
All three stores now go under the name - Metropolitan Window Fashions - as we expand our offerings and become the largest independent retailer of custom, readymade & do-it-yourself window fashions in the metro area.
Draperies and Window Coverings Magazine honors Metropolitan Window Fashions with it's first ever Retailer of the Year Award (Read Article - 2.8mb PDF)
Received Industry Achievement Award from the Window Covering Association of America for "outstanding contributions and service to the retail window covering industry".
We move our Paramus store to a beautiful new showroom at 799 Route 17 South in Paramus - across the street from our previous location. We feature new custom drapery displays, motorized shades, a Hunter Douglas Gallery and a sampling of our readymade window fashions.