The first questions to ask:
-How long has the workroom been in business?
-Are they financially sound?
-Are they able and willing to replace your fabric if made incorrectly?
-Do they inspect your fabric before cutting to notify you of any potential problem?
-Do they have the ability to work with difficult or heavy fabrics?
-Are they capable of manufacturing extra long or wide treatments?
-Do they have an inspection facility to handle extra long or extra wide treatments?
-Do they have the capability to hang your product for inspection?
-Do they have the facility to manufacture large cornices, headboards, and screens?
IT IS THE DESIGNER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO:
-Advise the workroom which side of the fabric you are using for the front of the treatment. Many fabrics are reversible. The workroom should not guess "which is the face of the goods." Additionally, the way a fabric is rolled on a bolt is not an indicator of face and back.
- Mark the face, back, top & bottom of your fabric for the workroom to eliminate costly mistakes.
- Confirm you have the proper number of pleats, carriers, the right hook placement, and other hardware issues for your treatment.
Fabric from Wesco Fabrics or a designer's C.O.M. is inspected and cut before fabrication in the Wesco Fabrics' workroom. We recently received an order with $25,000 of vintage fabric. A small workroom could go out of business if they made a mistake on an order like this!
The fabrication commences. Artisan seamstresses create beautiful treatments sure to please the most discriminating client.
An adjoining wood shop provides shade boards, cornices, valances, headboards, and crates to ship finished products to companies around the country.
Few custom workrooms can do hand-guided "outline" quilting for bedding.
All our orders are double inspected for top designer quality.
With a strong custom workroom partner you will have fabulous results for a very happy client!
TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR CUSTOM WINDOW COVERING & BEDDING PROJECT.
Main office: 303-388-4101 800-950-9372
* Ask for Joanne.
Denver Design District Showroom: 303-777-5524 800-955-9372
* Ask for Cynthia
Images: Dick Gentry