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Can I get awning fabrics it match?

Can I get awning fabrics it match?   Awnings Fabrics are not like other fabrics but there is still so much choice. While the fabric is UV protective and protects your family from the harmful UV rays, you want the fabric to last for a long time. The way the fabrics are made – in […]

Are we part of Europe or not?

Are we part of Europe or not? Whatever your political persuasion, window dressing is very different in continental Europe than it is in the UK. Nowhere more so that on the thorny subject of awning valances. Apparently awning valances are an English thing (I was told this by a German!). The traditional shop awning has […]

Who’d have thought it?

We recently went to a training day by Weinor who manufacture awnings. They have an exclusive collection of fabrics from Para – one of the leading two weavers in the world, and they showed me this video:

Who’d have thought it?
I was amazed at some of the facts and figures:
1. They spin enough yarn each year to get to the moon and back 173 times, weaving 18 million square metres of fabric per year
2. The Italians lead the way in this type of fabric production
3. Our awning fabric comes from the same mills as the fabric used in Ikea products
4. They use nanotechnology
5. Fabric has a memory, and different materials have different grade memories

I will never look at awning covers in quite the same way ever again!