Because they do really, really good work? So does Dormeuil, at least as good in most cases. Have you had anything made in Dormeuil or seen it up close? Anyway, just bring whatever fabric you want and she'll happily work with it. BTW, (and this is not a comment directed at concordia or greekonomist), when you order something from Mina, her policy is that you pay 50% at time of order, and 50% upon delivery of finished goods. Pretty much the same as most tailors. She is too nice to say this to anyone but she cannot and should not do business with people who want to come in for the first time, place an order, and not pay anything. Just because she extended a courtesy to a customer that happened to post here that he did not pay anything until final delivery does not mean that you can demand that she extend the same courtesy to you. You can't expect her to order fabric for you, get the people working on your items and she won't see any money for 6 months. She has to pay people. Don't ruin it for everyone else, you order, you pay. Just because Solito or whoever decided to stay away from the States for a year does not mean that she needs to be painted with the same brush. If you don't want to risk your money, stay with a local tailor.