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Professional Tailors, Seamstresses, and Fashion Designers alike have counted on WAWAK® to provide quality, name brand products for over a century.

WAWAK® provides you with the supplies you need, when you need it at the price you want!

WAWAK® was established in 1907 in Chicago by Frank Wawak. In the coming years, Frank's three sons, Frank, William and Elmer, joined the business. William eventually bought out his other two brothers and became the sole owner of WAWAK®.

In 1965, WAWAK® was the largest supplier of woolen fabrics in the country.

In 1974, the company dissolved the woolen business and focused solely on the tailoring and sewing trade.

WAWAK® is the oldest existing sewing supply company in the country today.


Just as it's been for 100 years, WAWAK® stands for taking care of the customer. When we say satisfaction guaranteed, we mean it. That's why we stand behind all our products with one of the best guarantees in the industry. With an inventory of sewing and tailoring products that's bigger than ever, all offered to you at our Everyday Low Prices, we have the items you need when you need them ready to ship.


July 2010, SOLO Slide Fasteners was welcomed to the WAWAK® family. SOLO, another family-owned business, brought with it over 50 years of specializing in sewing, tailoring and cleaning supplies. Their customer satisfaction guarantee continues to be fulfilled by WAWAK® today.

February 2012, Atlanta Thread & Supply became part of WAWAK®. The family-owned business served the sewing industry for over 63 years and offered guaranteed same day shipment. WAWAK® continues this service today. When you call and place your order before 5pm (your time), we'll ship your order the same day from our East or West Coast Distribution Centers.

June 2012, Ely E. Yawitz joined WAWAK®. Founded in 1924, Ely E. Yawitz offered fast efficient service and the finest quality merchandize at the lowest possible prices. WAWAK® is built on these same values. Plus, with our continually expanding inventory you'll be sure to find everytihng you need!

Service, selection, value, guaranteed. Just what you'd expect from WAWAK®!