Thanks to Mood Fabrics’ five-season stint on “Project Runway,” millions of Americans know just where to go for silk, cotton and you-name-it by the yard in New York’s Garment District. And the 40,000-square-foot textile mecca, run by Jack Sauma and his sons, Eric and Philip, isn’t just for show. It’s been serving designers on-camera and off for 18 years. Here, the trio talks to WWD about textiles, TV and becoming an unlikely tourist trap.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"