Melbourne, Australia (PressExposure) January 06, 2010 -- Warwick is an upholstery and drapery fabric wholesaler and only sells directly to furniture trade customers on a wholesale basis. There are showrooms around Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom that welcome the public and traders.
Since 1966 Warwick has supplied soft furnishing fabrics which have been quality tested to world standards. The Warwick fabric family has always been at the cutting-edge of fabric trends. In the 1960âs and â70âs it was vinyl and velvet; in the â80âs and â90âs it was range development and international distribution. Today Warwick Fabrics is a household name in innovation, quality and service around the world.
With companies based in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and global distributors in Hongkong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, ever-expanding Warwick Fabrics is at the forefront of international design and distribution, exporting interior fabrics and curtain fabrics textiles to over 50 countries. The first ever Australian-owned company to receive the Queenâs Award for export achievement, Warwick Fabrics (UK) together with Warwickâs other operations continue to meet the challenges of todayâs competitive worldwide markets by developing different curtain fabrics, decorating fabrics and furnishing fabrics in partnership with local mills that, in turn, provides enormous benefits for the host domestic industry.
Warwick guarantees to replace any fabric which is found to be faulty as a result of a manufacturing defect that did not pass performance ratings and care instructions.
Another innovation from Warwick is the annual Dreamweaver Design Award, a woven textiles and decorative fabrics competition sponsored by Warwick for current design students and graduates to showcase their talents on the world stage. Encouraging students and emerging designers while promoting Australian made fabric and textile design in local and overseas markets; entrants must design woven upholstery or furniture fabrics suitable for domestic furniture and make a presentation to a panel of industry representatives. Three finalists will be selected to work with a Warwick design team before having their fabric commercially woven at Bekaert Textiles. Finally, the woven designs are manufactured into a piece of upholstered furniture by Colby Furniture for presentation at the Furnitex Exhibition in July where the winner will be announced.
The Dreamweaver Award winning designer travels with Warwick to Belgium to experience the world's largest upholstery fabrics exhibition, Decosit. Grand prize includes air tickets, 5 nightsâ accommodation, $500 expense account, Decosit show entry and mill visit. The winning design then becomes the property of Warwick Australia. For more on quality fabrics, visit http://www.warwick.com.au/.