No dictation involved here – it’s not that kind of memo. It’s another name for a swatch or a relatively small sample of a textile. Size will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some are as small as 3”x3”, and some are as large as 8”x12”. If you see a fabric or wallcovering you like and want to keep it for future reference or show it to a client, sales reps will be more than happy to get you a memo sample or, sometimes, simply a “memo”. If you’re dealing with a showroom directly, you can order memos over the phone or check them out yourself. Sometimes you have to return them or pay for them. If you do, let’s hope you have an organized librarian to do this for you.