Calico marks 70th anniversary with fabrics from well-known designers


Calico Celebrates 70 years with curated collections by Stacy Garcia and Thom Filicia

In mark its 70th anniversary this year, Calico has partnered with designers to envision 70 one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. The company is based in Kennett Square, PA. It operates a store in Glen Mills, PA, and for a time had a store in north Wilmington,

Vern Yip, Justina Blakeney, Madcap Cottage, Stacy Garcia, Thom Filicia, and the Robert Allen design team have created collections which can be easily adapted to fit the customer’s own style, thanks to Calico’s visualization tool.

The program allowed the designers, and shoppers, to select furniture frames and pair them with thousands of fabrics and trims, plus a choice of wood finishes, and then to see it from all angles, even spinning the frame 360º.

This fall, Calico introduced a new fabric line by Stacy Garcia Home for Crypton Home called Pattern Play, including a variety of prints—florals, geometrics, paisley, an ethnic-inspired medallion and a brushwork plaid.


Crypton fabrics are Greenguard Gold Certified for healthier indoor air quality and are suitable for heavy-duty indoor use, with enhanced pilling and abrasion resistance. Performance technology is engineered into every fiber, so spills bead up, stains clean easily, and odors don’t cling, a release stated

Thom Filicia is a interior designer and TV personality, known from the original Queer Eye For The Straight Guyand Bravo’s new design series Get A Roomwith Carson and Thom.

Calico helped the show’s co-stars Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley realize their visions with custom window treatments that are featured in several episodes of the premier season of the new series. For Calico’s 70th Anniversary collection, Filicia pairs geometrics and colors with h Calico frames to create a furniture collection.

Furniture frames are constructed in the U.S. with kiln-dried hardwood .

The first Calico Corners store opened in Bedford Village, NY by two couples who worked in the design industry.

In 1970, the company was purchased by Everfast, Inc., a firm that had been converting fabrics since 1896.

Calico stores were established in most major markets across the United States. Today, with 70+ stores and an online business, Calico has grown to be the largest specialty retailer of decorative fabrics in the country.

The company offers custom window treatments, Hunter Douglas blinds and shades, bedding, furniture, slipcover and reupholstery, pillows and cushions.

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