More Than Curtains have always been committed to supporting Australian business and products. With increasing demand for lower prices, much of the window coverings industry is outsourcing manufacturing overseas. Why should you buy Australian made curtains & blinds?
REASON #1: JOBS FOR AUSSIES
Australian made products keep hard working Aussies employed, ensuring jobs for future generations. Aussie workers are paid living wages with industry awards, superannuation, sick leave, etc. Workplace conditions are also required to meet certain standards to ensure the health & safety of workers.
REASON #2: LEAD TIMES
Custom made curtains & blinds are a ‘slow’ alternative to ready-made options. Lead times can expand when adding international freight into the equation. Haven’t we all been burned by postage taking far longer than expected? Picking up our orders in person eliminates the ‘freight wait’ entirely.
Pictured above: Curtains & rods made in Sydney. Designed in collaboration with I For Style
REASON #3: FIXING ERRORS
At MTC, we pride ourselves on accuracy, and experience very few manufacturing errors. However, sometimes mistakes happen and we do what we can to rectify them quickly without stressing out our clients. If our products were made overseas, they would have to return to the same factory to be rectified. It wouldn’t be the quick and easy process we are familiar with.
REASON #4: CONTROL OVER THE JOB
The team at MTC like to know exactly what’s going on at every point of the manufacturing process. We personally check that correct fabrics arrive in workrooms (where we can). Occasionally we have complex jobs that require an out-of-the-box solution where we need to work with our workrooms to create customised solutions.
Pictured above: Curtains, roller blinds, pelmets & tiebacks all made in Sydney. Designed in collaboration with Inspired Spaces
REASON #5: QUALITY
Even the largest Australian curtain workroom is considered small by international standards. When you buy Australian made curtains & blinds, you’re not buying into a mass-production market, meaning your job isn’t a faceless entity. It will be treated with respect and care, with a quality finish every time.
WHERE MTC’S CURTAINS & BLINDS ARE MADE
MTC’s blinds, curtains & soft furnishings are made locally in Sydney & Melbourne; only our plantation shutters are produced offshore:
- Roller blinds
- Venetian blinds
- Swags & tails
- Roman blinds
Unfortunately Australia’s textile industry isn’t strong, but we do produce wonderful linings! New Zealand manufacture some beautiful high-quality fabrics, which we tend to favour in our collection of samples. Our other fabrics come from all over the world including Europe, Great Britain, Turkey & India.