Susan Hable Smith
Susan Hable Smith and sister Katherine Hable Sweeney founded textile company, Hable Construction, in 1999 and named it after their great-grandfather’s 20th century road construction business. Merging their expertise and talents—Susan is the artist, Katherine a born sales professional who has worked with Kate Spade and Polo Ralph Lauren—the Hable sisters are leaders in 21st century textile design. For nearly 20 years, Hable Construction continues to grow and today produces fabric and rug lines, home storage products, and a furniture collection for Hickory Chair. Susan’s paintings not only inspire textile designs but are available through fine retailers and studios. Her textiles are woven or printed in North Carolina. She is the author of A Colorful Home.