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Kendor's History

KenDor has deep roots.

KenDor Textiles, founded in 1953, was named after Ken and Dorothy Gregson. The conception of the company in the context of a family is representative of our commitment to quality service, building relationships, and integrity. This attitude has always been central to our business philosophy.

The company was established in order to provide fabric stores with quality products at very competitive prices. From the outset, KenDor has had an immediate impact on the market. Offering a wide range of fabrics at affordable prices helps foster current designers and recent customers.

KenDor later became successful supplying Canadian garment manufacturers with current fashion trends. KenDor was one of the companies instrumental in the 1970’s movement to fabrics that were reflective of the new "casual" life-style. Doug Gregson successfully led the company from 1988 until his retirement in 2009.

Now, in his 33rd year with the company, Paul King has stepped in to guide KenDor accenting our specialty of recycled PET yarns, eco-friendly fibres, sustainable growth, and sourcing. Paul has worked his way up through KenDor over the decades, starting at the age of 21 and slowly progressing through different positions within the company. The industry has changed immensely over this period, and Paul's experience has helped cultivate KenDor into the innovator in the marketplace that it is today.

Sunny Lin joined Kendor in 2008, bringing his expertise and sourcing experience in from the vast China marketplace. The world has gone to the new China to shop for fabrics as well as finished garments. KenDor also sources from Taiwan, Australia and Europe, keeping abreast of trends. Paul and Sunny have an expertise in sourcing fabrics globally, which helps them be accessible innovators with minimums as low as 300 yards for custom materials.

Our target sales market has grown to include both Canada and the United States, and we are pleased with the response to what we now offer. We can also offer Asia to Asia shipping for all of our products for customers who produce there. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions or queries, we are a small business with big ideas, and love to foster any burgeoning companies, as well as aid any larger ones who are interested in becoming affiliated with us!

KenDor Textiles not only sells fabric to the apparel community, we also give back to local non-profits and charities. Please read below to find out more about how you can help.

KenDor is a big supporter of the Get Warm Project, which is aided by the North Vancouver Scouts. They help cut up rolls of blanket fabrics, add toiletries, candy bars and other necessities. If you would like to help with the Get Warm Project, please contact us with your dontations. This program runs from October to February.

KenDor has donated fabric to Hugginz by Angel Foundation. Angel from Huggins by Angel, sews blankets for children during their hospital stay. The children take these blankets home with them. If you would like to participate, please donate to Hugginz by Angel

Our Social Fabrics is a non-profit Vancouver group that helps recycle excess fabric from the apparel industry. Kendor frequently donates fabric to this great social initiative. Please visit Our Social Fabrics to find out more and see their next sale date.  


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