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Swatch & Sample Service

We are a fabric stockist company supplying fabrics to the fashion trade since 1946.

This information is for customers who are looking to place bulk orders but would like to see some options first. If you are a retail customer, please click here for more information about how we can help you.

Litmans understand that sometimes a picture on a screen is not enough to enable you to make a buying decision, which is why we operate a swatch service (please note that requests for larger volumes of swatches may incur a charge so please bear this in mind when you request swatches). We will make contact with you if necessary to further discuss your requirements.

If you need to see a large piece of an exact colour, we suggest ordering some sampling.

Full colour swatches are available and you can request one of these if you need to see several colours of the same design.  These swatches are usually on an A4 card or a hanger, as shown below:

Full Swatch 


If you wish to see the pattern repeat and the edges of the fabric, you can also find full width images on our product pages, and we are also happy to send high resolution images. However, we do encourage you to order a sample length (which will be chargeable). In fact, wherever possible, we would suggest ordering sampling so that you can perform tests on the fabric to ensure that it will compatible with your needs. We do not offer test reports, but can supply a manufacturer's guideline for the fabric that gives you suggested wash care instructions and all of the information relevant to the fabric. 

Turnaround time

Requests for swatches are processed as soon as possible (more often than not the same day), but please be aware that during our busier times (during and after trade shows etc), you may be waiting up to a week to receive swatches.  Also, during these busy times we do sometimes run out of swatches due to high demand on some of our most popular patterns. This rarely happens, but when it does we will linclude a cutting with your order, in place of the swatch. If you still require a full colour swatch, please contact us and we will put your request on back order. Please note that your swatches are delivered with paperwork that contains all of the information about the designs, including the price. Please retain this for your information, thank you.

Questions or queries? Please contact us.