St. Thomas, Ontario – Genuine Stitches is proud to announce that Suzanne Edwards and Ginette Minor recently earned the Window Coverings Association of America’s (WCAA) Certified Workroom Professional (CWP) designation – and are the ONLY Canadian company to hold such certification. The certificates were presented to them at the WCAA annual conference, Inspire, in Louisville, Kentucky at the beginning of September.
The CWP signifies that both Suzanne and Ginette have demonstrated practical experience in the field of window covering fabrication. The certification tests candidate’s skill levels in the areas of drapery workroom operations; style and function; yardage calculation; fabrication methods; and more. Additionally, CWPs have proven their work is of the highest quality, that they are capable of fabricating with minimal input, and utilize industry best practices in their work. They are now required to update their skills on an ongoing basis, and every two years will have to re-certify.
“Obtaining our certification means a quality commitment to providing our customers and the industry with the best products and service possible” says Suzanne Edwards. “It gives us another level of customer assurance to receive consistent quality that we have supplied for many years. To be recognized by one’s peers makes this award extra special indeed,” she added.
Founded in 1987, the Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA) is the industry’s leading organization dedicated to the retail window coverings industry and its dealers, decorators, designers, and workrooms who are their members. Its mission is to make available educational and motivational opportunities, work for the betterment of the window coverings industry and encourage a code of ethics for fair business practices—that ultimately benefits the memberships’ customers.
About Genuine Stitches
Based in St. Thomas, ON, this mother/daughter team’s business specializes in custom home décor including drapes, blinds, shutters, bedding and other soft treatments for your home including “fit like a glove” slipcovers. Recently, a new division – pet home décor – including cushions, beds, and crate covers to name a few (to match your own décor) has been added. They also provide custom embroidery services including personalized gifts and logo wear. Along with their recent CWP certification, they are Certified Slipcover Professionals, and Hunter Douglas Select Certified Dealers.