Founded in Montreal in 1952 by Joseph Télio, the company quickly achieved, and has ever since sustained, a leadership position in the importing of textiles.

Now headed by the founder’s son André, Télio remains true to its mission statement: to offer designers, manufacturers and retailers an original product of superior quality tailored to their specific needs.

Today, TÉLIO is at the forefront in textile distribution in North America.

Fashion Fabrics

In the early 1980s, with the aim of adapting to changing times, TÉLIO’s Fashion Fabrics division broadened its scope and began importing from Asian countries, whose range of quality textiles responded to new market realities. Concurrently, the company chose to open up to international markets and participated in trade shows in Europe and the United States. In 1988, André officially assumed the presidency of the Fashion Fabrics division.


In 2004, intent on continuing to grow its business, the company expanded into its own 65,000-square foot head office in Montreal. Today, TÉLIO operates three showrooms (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver), manages over 75 employees and has a sales team of over 15 representatives around the world.

TÉLIO Fashion fabrics has a research & development team of experts that provide fashion-forward trends and expertise. It’s presence can be felt in more than twenty countries across three continents.

For 65 years, TÉLIO has successfully merged business acumen all the while upholding its fundamental company values.