Jay Arbetman

Chicago, Illinois

Owner at The Sourcing District

Jay Arbetman and his company The Sourcing District, are the preeminent supplier of fabrics, buttons, zippers and garment construction necessities to indie designers. Jay started his career in the 1960's, picking orders in the family coat factory. Living in New York for ten years, he worked on 7th Avenue and went to night school at Fashion Institute of Technology. Seeing a need, Jay crafted his supplier package so indie designers and other brands producing domestically would be able to first sample fabrics and trims, and then purchase for production at a later date.

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