Our History


Richloom HistorySolarium Fabrics by Richloom is the industry leading brand for performance outdoor fabrics. Our collections combine decorative textiles with high performance qualities. Founded in 1957, by Fred Richman, Richloom Fabrics Group has has a long successful storied history. After working in his father’s textile business, Fred Richman, with a $5,000 loan from his father in law, started Richloom Fabrics Group. Now President Emeritus, Fred has seen the company that he built grow and change into the global multi-faceted textile and finished goods company it is today. Now led by his son Jim Richman, who joined the company in 1972, Richloom has operations in 6 countries shipping product worldwide. Headquartered on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Richloom services a wide range of customers and industries. As a fabric converter and mill, Richloom supplies the Upholstery, Decorative Jobber, Hospitality, over-the-counter retail, Casual Outdoor Furniture and recreational vehicle industries. Through its Richloom Home fashions division, Richloom supplies finished window and bedding product to many mass and big box retailers in North America. Both company’s expansive product offerings range from prints, wovens, dobbies and jacquards textiles as well as intricate decorative textiles utilizing the latest in fine bead work, embroideries and embossed treatments. During the past two decades Richloom has vastly expanded its global footprint most significantly with its Richloom Shanghai Trading company located in Shanghai China. Jim’s nephew Michael Saivetz, who joined the company in 1997 and is currently COO, helped nurture and grow Jim’s global vision creating a vast supply network in Asia with many core partners and joint ventures. Creativity and innovation is at the heart of Richloom’s business strategy. Our design and product development specialist work tirelessly to develop new offerings twice a year utilizing the latest in design trend and technology. Our production and logistics teams work closely with our vast supply chain to ensure a professional, seamless and enjoyable experience. As the world grows Richloom considers itself a design oriented logistics operation.