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Celebrating 104 years of family business in California


The father/daughter team behind Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics, Bob and Suzan Steinberg, have deep roots in the California fabric industry. Starting in Los Angeles in 1919, continuing through the psychedelic 60s, and then moving to Berkeley in 1981—the Steinberg family has been in the fabric business for over 104 years!

Bob and Suzan Steinberg

Steinberg & Sons in Los Angeles

The Original Store: Steinberg & Sons, Los Angeles

Steinberg & Sons was established in 1919 down in Los Angeles. Bob grew up in the family business working with his father, grandfather, and uncles.


Bob SteinbergFabric Emporium in West Hollywood on Melrose Avenue

Bob Steinberg’s Fabric Emporium: Established 1967 in West Hollywood

In 1967, Bob established Bob Steinberg’s Fabric Emporium in West Hollywood on Melrose Avenue, where Suzan worked and played as a child.

This store was a major change in how fabric was sold on the retail level. It was one of the first natural fiber fabric stores with rooms of imported fabrics from all over the world, including Italian silks, South American wools, and one of the finest collections of cotton prints from India and Africa.

Stonemountain Fabrics: Established 1976 in Pacific Grove & Watsonville

In 1976 Bob moved his family to Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula and opened up Stonemountain Fabrics (Stonemountain is the translation of Steinberg). From this small, wonderful store, Bob sold the fabrics he purchased through a long-time connection to the L.A. apparel industry. Fabric lovers from all over were very happy to find these garment industry fabrics at great prices.


Present Store In Downtown Berkeley Suzan Steinberg

Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics: 1981 – Present in Downtown Berkeley

Bob traveled up to Berkeley to visit his daughter Suzan at UC Berkeley and see a Grateful Dead concert, but unexpectedly fell in love with a Berkeley storefront. After completing her studies, Suzan joined her father at the store’s now location and thus Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics was born. Three expansions and 43 years later, the store has grown into a 6,000 square foot cornerstone of the Bay Area and national sewing community.






Who we are: sewists, crafters, makers of all kinds.

One of the many things we love about sewing is the community behind it. And we are all part of that community. Every one of us at Stonemountain—from our buyers to the person packing up your order—is a maker. We all sew, we all love fabric, and we all love helping others. If you have a question about upholstery, tailoring, costuming, glove making, quilting, or anything else that has to do with fabric, we can answer it.


Want to work with us? See our current open positions here!


Giving Back – Our Brightest Little Star Volunteer Program

Brightest Little Star is our way of giving back to our local community. We provide qualified sewists with flannel fabric and instructions to make much needed blankets and scent dolls for donation. Through this project, we have donated over 2,000 handmade blankets and scent dolls over 20 years to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Summit/Alta Bates Medical Center. These small gifts provide great comfort to the families who are suffering through a difficult time and let them know that there are people in the community who recognize their loss. This project is directed by Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics owner Suzan Steinberg along with Amy Reid, whose son Jonathan passed away in the NICU in 2001. 

Get Involved – Let’s work together in 2024!

Would you like to get involved in the Brightest Little Star project? Help us reach our goal of having a blanket or doll for each of the over 1200 newborns cared for in the Summit/Alta Bates NICU each year! Fabric will be provided for all volunteers. We have plenty of fabric ready for individuals or sewing groups with big hearts looking to give back where it is deeply needed. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested in joing our program!

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