Thursday, May 15, 2014

Our Village of Artisans

Dick Gentry, Wesco Fabrics, custom workroom, artisans
Marla and I were discussing what makes Wesco Fabrics unique from our competitors. We have thousands of beautiful decorative fabrics, great custom hardware lines, as well as Hunter Douglas and Kirsch.  One area differentiating  us from other national wholesale suppliers is our custom workroom.  Our seamstresses are simply superb! I like to call it “our village of artisans.” We have a “United Nations” of expert custom workroom team members. They come from all over Colorado, Texas, Hawaii, Macedonia, Mexico, Bosnia, and even Iraq via Jordan.  We are very proud of their caring expertise whether working on a Wesco Fabrics pattern or a $500 per yard fabric from Lee Jofa!

custom workroom, Wesco Fabrics, JoAnne Adiar

Sanja and Joanne discuss an order for fabrication. For the past 40+ years with Wesco Fabrics, Joanne has helped designers across the country on their custom window covering projects.

Wesco Fabrics, thread, custom fabrication, drapery

Susie finds the best thread match for a custom drapery.

Wesco Fabrics, custom workroom, drapery, bedspread

We are happy to have such experts!

paisley, custom workroom, Wesco Fabrics

A giant paisley pattern receives V.I.P treatment in the workroom.

embroidered fabric, mock Roman shade, Wesco Fabrics, custom workroom

Our new embroidery, Leonardslee, color Sky, from the Luxe Life Collection, is tabled for a giant mock-Roman.

outline quilting, Wesco Fabrics

Maja outline quilts our pattern Ravello, color Orchid.

custom drapery, Wesco Fabrics

Ulu works on a Roman shade.

custom workroom, Wesco Fabrics, Denver

Expert and caring hands finish a custom drapery.

custom workroom, Wesco Fabrics, C.R. Laine, Bradington Young, accessories

Every day I go out in the custom workroom to see what projects are in the works.  This morning I saw jobs going through for a customer of 35+ years from Illinois, as well as a young interior designer brand new in the business.  The new client needed a lot of hand holding with our customer service team, while the experienced customer ordered everything on our Wesco Online program. We are here for everyone and care equally for each customer.

Locally in Denver, our showroom carries custom furniture from C.R. Laine and Bradington Young.  Marla and I also travel extensively sourcing very unique furniture and accessories. Two new containers will hit the water for Denver any day!

1 comment :

  1. Love that you have people that have worked at Wesco for 40 years!! Love that you hire people from so many backgrounds and cultures. Love that you are a family oriented business. Love that you actually care about your customers and know how long they've been buying from you. I'm becoming a regular reader of your blogs Dick and I'm really getting inspired by them. Thanks and keep up the good work.