Though only around for 6 years, Fabric Horse has already made a name for itself in Philadelphiaâ€™s incomparable bike-culture. Founder Carrie Collins says the name â€œFabric Horseâ€ comes from the adage â€œclothes horse,â€ a term for someone who owns a lot of clothes. Likewise, Collins describes herself as a â€œfabric horseâ€ for the amount of fabric she owns.
With its new location within Northern Libertiesâ€™ Piazza at Schmidtâ€™s, Collins describes the store opening as the best thing that could have happened to the company, especially after becoming one of the cityâ€™s most sought after small businesses.
One of Fabric Horseâ€™s most iconic products, the Superhero Utility Belt was a product of Collinsâ€™ need to store a U-lock without having to bring around a bag. She describes everything as snowballing, after designing the belt, with its utilitarian-chic simplicity for a few close friends.
Feel like staying in and shopping? In addition to their location at The Piazza, you can pick up Fabric Horseâ€™s bags, instantly recognizable belts, and accessoriesÂ online, and still have your product customized. Nice.
1001 N. 2nd St, (Unit 21), Philadelphia, PA 19123