About Joann

It has been almost 75 years, JOANN is inspiring creativity inside hearts, hands as well as minds of their customers.

Joann Stores, Inc. is one of the well-known American speciality retailers of crafts and fabrics situated in Hudson, Ohio. The company operates the retail chains JOANN Fabrics & Crafts as well as Jo-Ann Etc.

The company is headquartered in the former General Motors Terex plant.

In the year 1943, German immigrants namely, Hilda & Berthold Reich, Sigmund & Mathilda Rohrbach, as well as Justin & Alma Zimmerman started the Cleveland Fabric Shop in Cleveland, Ohio.

After further growth, the name of the company was changed to Jo-Ann Fabrics in the year 1963. The name of the store was decided by mixing the names of the daughters from both families, that is, Joan & Jacqueline Ann.

In the year 1998, Fabri-Centers purchased House of Fabrics that was previously operated as Fabricland, Fabric King, as well as So-Fro Fabrics.

In 1998, the name was changed to Jo-Ann Stores Inc., as well as all the stores were renamed as Jo-Ann Fabrics.

From one storefront that was situated in Cleveland, Ohio, to one of the leading fabrics & craft retailers in the nation, the company has successfully grown that consist over 865 stores in a total of 49 states as well as an industry-leading e-commerce business.

The company has managed to evolve by prioritizing the goal to help each customer discover out their type of creative Happy Place.

In simpler words, JOANN is a convenient & excellent single stop for all of the supplies, guidance as well as inspiration required to acquire any passion or project.

The utmost mission of the company is to inspire the creative spirit in everyone reaching out to them, that is their active our customers.

Talking about the vision of the company, Joann aims to be an inspirational leader, which helps each one of us to find a Happy Place with the help of superior assortments, service as well as presentation.