We aren’t your typical fabric store, and we don’t want to be! Measure is a boutique style fabric shop. Our brand has been developed as an answer to the sterile and unoriginal products and environments offered by typical fabric stores. You will find our shop clean and organized, you can take your time at the cutting table, and you will find one of a kind unique items. We want our customers to feel comfortable and at home when they are with us; we promise our products and space will inspire and mesmerize you. We are happy to welcome each customer into our quaint, comfortable, creative, and spirited space. It’s a joy for us to work here and we hope it will be a joy for you to shop with us.
Our inventory is driven by our customers’ needs. Opening our doors in Fall of 2011 with limited inventory allowed us to take the time in developing our curated collection. We wanted to meet and learn from our customers prior to fully stocking our shelves. Since then, our assortment has grown to include leather, upholstery, crafting, quilting and hardware because that’s what our customers have asked for.
Focusing our efforts on stocking designer deadstock fabrics for the quality, exclusiveness, and variety. They are harder to find, but well worth it. Deadstock fabric refers to the fabric from the designer’s sample rooms that were not used in production. We at Measure focus on designer as this fabric usually ends up in the trash and we just can't bear to see that! It's just one of the many ways we focus on reduce, reuse, recycle.
Most of Measure's stock comes from Italy, other European countries, India, and a few from China. Maria handpicks each quarter in every collection that is sold at the shop, with love and care.
We are constantly looking for new and original products and our buying strategy allows us to bring in a variety of new inventory every 3-4 months. Because we offer our customers a one-of-a-kind selection the products aren’t available in large quantities, this means the products move off the shelf quickly. Thankfully this makes more room for new fresh inventory; while keeping our items limited editions.
When our customers need that special something, when they want to make a statement, or when they need help making the right choice, they confidently step into our shop. We are located in the heart of Savannah, Georgia in the Design District on Whitaker Street. We serve students, tourists, and locals. We could be working with a senior fashion student who’s designing their Senior Collection at one moment, and at the next moment we could be helping a local fisherman choose the most durable leather for their latest repair project. Individual attention is the core of our customer service; it’s crucial to us matching each customer’s needs with the perfect product. We thrive to remember our customers’ names and we know their individual aesthetic. Our team is always available to provide personalized help so you find exactly what you want; we pride ourselves on the individual attention we give to our shoppers.
We were built from the ground up with the help of family, friends, and colleagues. Our owner is a proud SCAD graduate and is committed to employing, promoting, and encouraging the SCAD community to the very best we can. It’s important to us that we use sustainable building materials and employ local small businesses whenever possible. We fully support our community in any way we can.
She graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a degree in fashion, and immediately began working as a merchandiser for 25 stores.
After working her way up to becoming an assistant designer, she spent her time buying shoes, jewelry, accessories, and fabric for the clothing department and private labeling footwear and clothing. She soon became a department chair for three departments and increased sales by 65% in 3 years. She quickly learned that she had a particular talent for determining what fabric would be best for not only garments, but footwear, handbags, and accessories. Fabric buying became her favorite aspect of the job and she transitioned again.
During Maria’s time as an assistant designer and buyer, she used her unique fabric determining talents when working with many international companies to specify the drape, texture, and appropriateness of fabrics for garments via photos and the internet. Realizing that this wasn't something everyone could do, she felt pulled to start her own fabric shop that focused on a comfortable atmosphere with hands-on customer service.
In her spare time, she loves walking around savannah, crafts (she rarely finishes) and searching for her next outdoor adventure.
Terr is our social media manager who can be found behind the camera, helping Maria work out the details of initial ideas, and keeping the Measure feed up to date with content for sales and giveaways. She is studying fashion design and marketing at Savannah College of Art & Design, and started working at Measure in October of 2018. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, however, due to her family’s work, traveled overseas for much of her childhood. She enjoys hiking, reading about mysteries and ghost stories, and creating with her hands, whether that be sewing a garment from scratch, upcycling a preloved piece, or making earrings. Before joining the Measure family, she worked as a freelance editor, talent agency intern, and assistant costumer. She loves Measure because of the relaxed and fun environment, the emphasis put on sustainability, and how much she’s learned about determining fabric drape and texture.
M.K. is our shopgirl in heart. Graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Fashion. She managed our brick and mortar store for 4.5 years before moving to Charlotte, NC, where she contributes both remotely and on her many visits to Savannah. M.K. is the shop’s “get it done” girl and can’t seem to stay away from Measure, even from 2 states away. She can sew up anything in a flash, will gladly teach you the difference between silk and satin, and started her interest in textiles through the couture bridal industry. M.K. is also a human calculator, which comes in handy often. When not working, M.K. has two cats, loves wine, and is known for being a tad bit “extra.”
Paige is the shop assistant near and far. She graduated from SCAD in 2019 with a degree in accessory design and worked behind the scenes of the shop throughout her time at SCAD. She was often in and out of the shop and doing the little things to make the shop run a little smoother. Now she provides emotional support all the way from London, England. She is working on her masters in footwear in London and you can probably guess that the leather section at Measure is definitely her favorite. If her bank account would let her, she would have one (or two) of everything. When she is not working, Paige is probably starting a new project despite the other 10 that she has not finished.