How to become a Curtain and Soft Furnishing Maker

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: July 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

A curtain and soft furnishing maker produces made-to-measure curtains, swags and tails, pelmets, blinds and headboards, often from designer or hard-to-source fabrics. Some re-upholster chairs and sofas and make valances, throws, cushions and other bespoke soft furnishings to suit their customers' homes and lifestyles. Curtain and soft furnishing makers often provide curtain and blind measuring and fitting services, as well as interior design and styling services.

Customers of curtain and soft furnishing makers include homeowners, interior designers, home furnishing retailers, hotels and guest houses.

This profile provides information about starting up and operating as a curtain and soft furnishing maker. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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