About KM Fabrics

In 1979, Richard Heusel left a textile manufacturer in Greenville, S.C.  to found KM Fabrics. Since then, KM has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of velvet. Our textiles are still made in the USA at our plant at historic Brandon Mill.

Our founder’s motto, "perseverance predominates", has led us to serve our distributor customers with luxurious products that are delivered quickly. Our velvet and velour can be found in some of America’s top theaters and performing arts centers, as well as in schools, offices, homes, cars, and aircraft.

 

KM in the Community

KM is committed to serving our Greenville, S.C. community. We provided 10,000 yards of fabrics for Greenville’s Peace Center. We also donated land for the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, a community baseball field where Jackson, the all-time great baseball player that grew up playing. This field remains adjacent to our Brandon Mill-area manufacturing plant.

KM in the Theater Industry

KM founded the Technical Production Award with the U.S. Institute of Theater Technology in the 1994. This award, which inspired other manufacturers to support the USITT, contributes to further growth of the theatrical industry and stage curtain technology.

US Institute of Theater Technology

About Our Name

The KM Fabrics name is steeped in history. Our founder, Richard Heusel, wanted to celebrate his parents, and so he used a K to honor their hometown of Kirchentellinsfurt, Germany. The M honors Montague, S.C., the hometown of original VP Smith G. Hendricks.