Fashion Affair Legacy
For twenty-five years Fashion Affair provided wonderful service and quality fabrics. When owner, Margit Hansen, decided to retire and close Fashion Affair's doors, I felt that our sewing community was at a huge loss. Not only were we losing the last great apparel fabric store in Utah, but we were also losing the customer service of Margit Hansen and Leena Mitchell. Their knowledge and experience in sewing and textile arts were invaluable.
As a former employee of Fashion Affair, I witnessed innumerable customers express gratitude for the years of service and the turmoil of losing our beloved store. Where would we shop now? No other store carried the standard of Fashion Affair. I had to step in and do something. I didn't know the first thing about starting a business, but I knew that I couldn't live without these beautiful textiles. On May 4th, 2009 the doors of the former Fashion Affair were opened once again as Yellow Bird Fabrics. I hope to keep the Fashion Affair legacy alive in my store.
About Amy Royer, Owner
I have a strong tradition of sewing in my family. My mom is a wonderful seamstress and she was patient enough to teach me at a young age. I loved sewing and fashion in junior high and high school, but it wasn't until college that I discovered my passion for textiles. In 2004 I was an Apparel and Textiles student at Utah State University. I moved to Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala for a summer internship and learned how to weave on a back strap loom.
I started my own clothing line, experimenting with screen printing and creating my own textiles. I've worked for a couple of theaters creating costumes and I've also done custom sewing. Then I got a job at Fashion Affair and fell even deeper in love with textiles. I knew after working there, I would never be satisfied with any other job. I loved going to work everyday and being surrounded by beautiful fabrics. I feel so fortunate to own Yellow Bird Fabrics, it is a dream come true!