I bought this dress eight years ago in France. It's probably 60 years old and made of the nicest woven cotton fabric. Though it's probably been washed hundreds of times, the weave remains even and without any balls or piling. Is it me or have you all noticed a general decline in fabric quality over the past few years? I generally won't buy fabric from many of the big fabric retailers as the quality is really lacking. Once washed an item immediately develops a landscape of unsightly tiny balls of pile. I've noticed this with ready-made clothing too. Cotton broadcloth from Purl and Reprodepot still retains a certain quality, but when seeking any other type of fabric, things get tricky. I've found a few nice little shops in Manhattan. Although even the garment district is shrinking as companies move all garment production to China. Where do you all find nice quality fabric?