Like most companies, Regal Fabrics was forced to close its doors due to Covid-19 last March, only two months after moving into its brand new 90,000 sq ft offices and warehouse. Faced with cancelled and paused customer orders, Regal was forced to make a decision; slow things down to wait out the pandemic or continue to create great new designs, extend the product line and keep large stock positions. After the initial shock, Regal opted to charge forward. Over the course of 2020 and into spring of 2021 the Regal design team produced and released five new seasonal collections (140 new patterns, 600+ colorways!). Regal Fabrics also acquired the Diversitex Home line and committed to expanding the natural/casual/lifestyle range of fabrics. In addition, Regal introduced custom print services, including low MOQ digital print production, out of its Middleton, MA facility. It was a challenging but rewarding 14 months as thankfully customer orders quickly rebounded and grew alongside Regal’s expanded product selection and new offerings. Having invested in inventory early in the pandemic was critical to supporting customer needs when demand came back so quickly in the fall. Regal Fabrics is forecasting an even stronger 2021, building on the foundation put in place in 2020.