Lisa's Blog for Drapestyle

Lisa's Blog for DrapeStyle

For Well Over a Decade DrapeStyle has Manufactured the Finest Custom Drapery Available for Designers and Homeowners in the US and Canada

Posts Tagged ‘Custom Draperies in Canada’

Special Offer for Our Canadian Customers

At DrapeStyle we have been making our custom curtains, drapery and window treatments for Clients in Canada for well over a decade.  Some of our very first Designers Clients, in fact, were in Canada.  We appreciate our Canadian Customers and value them immensely.

Now, we are a little Company and we don’t spend much time researching international currency fluctuations.  In fact, have a hard time figuring out the exchange rates whenever I travel so I just stick to credit cards.  So when we heard that the currency exchange rate for the Canadian Dollar to US Dollar we thought we would dig into the subject a bit.  We were pretty surprised to see how much the exchange rate changed and how fast.  In just 5 months the Canadian Dollar has gotten significantly weaker versus the US Dollar.  This change in the rate certainly makes it less desirable for our Canadian Customers to buy their custom made window treatments (or any product for that matter) from any supplier in the US.  So, at DrapeStyle, we are going to do something about it.  Starting today Canadian Customers can save an additional 5% Off their custom made drapery, Roman Shades, drapery hardware and window treatments when they purchase them from DrapeStyle.  Just use the Coupon Code “Canada” at checkout.

Now, we can’t extend this offer forever.  The offer will end on March 13th, 2015.  It is not available to The Trade and can not be combined with any other offers.

Please call any of our Designers for details and thank you for shopping at DrapeStyle!

Canadian Customers can Save an Extra 5% Off Custom Drapes and Window Treatments at DrapeStyle

Canadian Customers can Save an Extra 5% Off Custom Drapes and Window Treatments at DrapeStyle

Moving Jobs and Draperies to Charlotte from Los Angeles

It really is a sign of the times.  It seems that the migration of jobs out of Los Angeles and California in general continues.  Our small business has experienced some of our Employees and Contractors moving from Orange County and Los Angeles to Charlotte North Carolina.  We are in the business of designing and making custom draperies for a wide variety of Customers.  We sell our Drapery throughout the US and Canada to Homeowners and Designers.  We had a small niche which was selling Drapery to Television and Movie Production Companies and Set Designers in Los Angeles.  We’ve been in this business for many years.  About three years ago the Set Design potion of our business started a steady decrease in revenue.  It’s not that Production Companies no longer needed drapery for their TV or Movie Sets but, those Sets and Productions were simply moving out of LA and California.

Where did all of the Production go?  Well, a lot of it went to Canada where Production Crews are “Non-Union” and much less expensive than their Hollywood counterparts.  We also saw a decent migration of the Productions that we made custom drapery for move to Charlotte.  By moving to Charlotte, Production Companies were able to enjoy lower taxes and wages than LA and not have to manage with cross-border issues when going to Canada.  Sadly for DrapeStyle, we actually had one of our very best Drapery Installers move to Charlotte from Orange County.  Like the Entertainment Industry, Bill is now enjoying a much lower cost of living, lower taxes and better lifestyle than when he was here in Southern California.  With so much TV Production moving to the Carolina’s we may end up opening a new drapery workroom there to support the industry.  I can’t help but to think of the irony as so much of the drapery and textile world was born in North Carolina only to leave for places like Mexico and China.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could bring many of those jobs back to that part of the Country?