About us

A-1 Foam and Fabrics was founded in 1958 as Foam Specialty Manufacturing Company by two public school teachers (Paul and Ruth Kahn) who pooled their retirement savings for initial capital to buy foam for resale and open a storefront in Huntington Park, California. As the foam business grew, people would ask for material to cover the foam. It was then that the first roll of vinyl was brought in.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, A-1 Foam and Fabrics grew from its original two employees and small storefront into a 15,000 square foot warehouse in Santa Ana, Ca. with 40 employees. In addition to foam and vinyl, upholstery fabrics and upholstery supplies became a central part of the product mix. The A-1 Foam & Fabrics Company was founded to support this branch of our business.

During the 1980’s and 1990’s, A-1 Foam and Fabric continued to grow and diversify into the automotive aftermarket, marine products, canvas, and leather.

Today, A-1 Foam and Fabrics is a full service distributor of foam, textiles and related products for all types of interiors; hospitality, transportation, and home furnishings. We are located in a 35,000 square foot distribution facility equipped with the most modern computer, communications, and production machinery. We currently stock more than 14,000, currently . While we have grown dramatically, the personal customer service that Paul and Ruth personified remains with the company today. It is diversification, longevity, quality, and excellent customer service that make Contract Interior Textiles the successful company it is today.

We hope that you will get to know us better in the future. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for visiting us today.