Window Furnishings Australia

WE MAKE IT. WE DELIVER IT. TWO AUSTRALIA

With a reputation as a manufacturer of quality interior and exterior shutters, interior blinds and outdoor shades, Queensland headquartered TWO Australia has built strong relationships with its partners to help them grow their businesses. It also continues to deliver through its steady focus on local manufacturing. READ MORE

MACHINE LEARNINGS – LOCAL INDUSTRY DRIVES MACHINERY DEVELOPMENT

A buoyant local manufacturing industry, accelerated depreciation and technology advances are driving machinery sales, meanwhile shortages of critical components and logistical challenges presented by COVID-19 have caused their fair share of headaches, WFA reports. READ MORE

SUN PROTECTION PLUS

Sunscreen fabrics’ glowing credentials have been further enhanced as new and leading products demonstrate functional benefits, from fire resistance to insulation and environmental gains. They’re even contributing to the emergence of the adaptable, post-COVID-19 living environment. WFA reports. READ MORE

AN INSULATED CATEGORY

Despite market challenges, pleated and honeycomb products continue to attract steady demand, with innovative fabric designs and prints increasingly supported by motorisation technology, writes WFA. READ MORE

SILENCE IS GOLDEN FOR NEW CURTAIN ACCESSORIES

Silent operation is the name of the game for new curtain rods and accessories from Somfy and Blinds by Peter Meyer. READ MORE

THE TIMELESS CLASSIC

Roman blinds have undergone relatively few radical changes compared to other categories, but well-considered design tweaks, along with the growth of motorisation options, are further advancing their appeal. WFA reports. READ MORE

THE QUEST FOR QUALITY

Audits, step-by-step checks and the increasing use of technology are proving key to maintaining manufacturing quality. Two key suppliers spoke to WFA about their quality control measures. READ MORE

WINNING THE HOME GAME

The travel restrictions and supply chain constraints caused by the pandemic have sharpened interest in home grown products. WFA spoke to local manufacturers about their output, and the measures they’ve introduced since COVID-19 changed everything. READ MORE

Somfy to acquire Italian automation specialis... Somfy has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Italian automation specialist Teleco Automation;... READ MORE
Trade shows back in person with IWCE USA After a two-year hiatus, the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) returned in April in Fort Lauderdale,... READ MORE
Shaw expands New Zealand HQ Shaw Performance Products has relocated to a new site to accommodate increasing footprint in New Zealand. READ MORE

WORDS FROM THE EDITOR May 2022

With almost all Covid-related restrictions lifted across Australia, the worst of the pandemic seems to be behind us. Trade show are back with the first global show IWCE (page 33)... READ MORE

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