Robert Kaufman, born in 1899, began his textile career in New York City, where he had a very successful menswear company. After the stockmarket crash closed his store, he relocated to Los Angeles and began what would become the thriving textile manufacturing company that it is today. Robert Kaufman Fabrics is run now by the sons and extended family of its founder. Kaufman employs a large family of talented signature artists that supply innovative exclusive collections to the line. On top of these exclusive collections, Kaufman has the biggest offering of in-stock basics, including proven brands such as Fusions, Kona® Cotton Solids, and Artisan Batiks. Robert Kaufman also boasts a variety of designer collections, including collections by Valori Wells, Ann Kelle, Lunn Studios, Darlene Zimmerman, Jennifer Sampou, and Carolyn Friedlander.