If you’ve followed Spoonflower since its start in 2008, you may be familiar with our humble beginnings that included a 400 square foot “factory,” tightly situated in an old sock mill in Mebane, North Carolina. You may also be familiar with stories about fabric swatches being shipped from the floor of our co-founder’s kitchen.
If these past 14 years have taught us anything about building a space for creativity, it’s that we couldn’t have done it without you—the Spoonflower community.
“Our first office and factory was actually 400 square feet in a 1,200 square foot room…literally taped off in a corner. We have come a long way!”
Gart Davis, Spoonflower Co-Founder | Chief Operating Officer
Two fabric cutting tables in one of Spoonflower’s first factory spaces
Since our days in the sock mill, it’s safe to say we’ve come a long way. The move to our new Durham, North Carolina factory this February sets the tone for 2021 to be our biggest year yet —110,000 square feet bigger, to be exact!
Our new on-demand manufacturing space is equivalent to 1 ¾ football fields! That not only means we can process your orders more efficiently (which gives you more time for making), but it also means the larger space provides our team ample room to test and explore new fabric options. Spoiler alert: you’re going to love the products we’re launching this year.
“Many of you have been part of the Spoonflower family for a very long time. We’ve seen the creative economy really flourish and expand, thanks to all of you. And trust me, the best is yet to come.”
Michael “MJ” Jones, Spoonflower CEO
Be sure to check back as we continue to share updates about our stunning new factory all year. Thank you for including us in your creative journey!