Claire Grunstein’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award & Upcoming Appearances

Fabrics That Go is one of the oldest businesses in Arizona. A big part of this resilience through the years is the Founder of Fabric that Go, Claire Grunstein. Without a hint of slowing down, Claire is in her 90’s and still works at the store 30 hours a week. Claire has seen Arizona grow before her eyes as she continues to grow her thriving Tucson fabric business. She adapts to new trends & technology to keep her business flourishing.

72 years in the business

Arizona businesses come & go, but Fabrics That Go has stayed strong over the years.  Because of her humble beginnings, Claire has appreciated the simplest things in life. At 16, she got out of school and worked secretarial jobs in New York. Working across the street from the New York Library, she had the opportunity of learning from their many books. She started her obsession of fabric and fashion as Lord & Taylor was also on the same street.

She met her husband, Herman, at a ball in New York. They married in 1954 and had two sons who are actively part of the business. Herman supported Claire and her love for fabrics as they built the company from the ground-up. 

Currently, Fabrics that Go has a 13,000 square foot store, with more than 10,000 bolts of fabrics around the world, along with a fully functional online store, where inventory is added daily. 

Entrepreneur of the Year

As a businesswoman of today, Claire will be honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ready Set Go Foundation on September 27, at the Biltmore Hotel for her contribution to the Arizona Community and becoming an inspiration to business owners. Her achievements in business are encouraging and inspiring entrepreneurs of all generations. 

Ready Set Go (RSG) Foundation is an organization that aims to help women, the underserved, and veteran entrepreneurs. They empower and educate people to become financially independent, and to help build income for their families through business ownership.

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Watch Out for Claire’s Upcoming Appearances

Claire will also be interviewed by Arizona’s Trusted Home Improvement Resource Rosie on the House, and will by featured on Tucson’s Local News Segment KGUN 9 On Your Side as well. Stay Tuned- Dates to be determined and announced.

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