Our manufacturing facility is naturally organized around what we call the "product families" of custom soft goods: Accessories, Bedding, Cornices, Draperies, Festoons, Shades, and Valances...or ABCDFSV.
Nearly 30 years ago we purchased software to organize our manufacturing facility and the data that we were processing to run our workroom. From there, we built the ABCDFSV product family tree, and the talents of our artisans naturally fell into place this way.
We’ve organized ourselves around these custom soft good families for decades now...but the funny thing was we never thought to tell our customers about it! Letting our customers know how we organize ourselves helps them understand how we operate, bridging any gaps between different communication styles, and bringing us closer together as business partners.
After sharing this concept with our customers, we’ve also encouraged the idea of ABCDFSV as a palette of products that our customers can choose from to complete any design for their client’s space.
Not unlike an artist’s palette...
Why is ABCDFSV the best way to organize the products you manufacture?
In addition to the ease of organization for ABCDFSV within our systems, the artisans here have naturally found which product family is most fitting for them, assuring a quality handcrafted product, no matter what.
Different manufacturing techniques and different skill sets are needed to make the different product families, but of course there is some overlap. For each product that we make, we are taking decorative fabric, cutting it, sewing it, sometimes upholstering it, but always crafting something unique and beautiful, that serves a purpose beyond the beautification of a room. Although some of the product families overlap in terms of their functionality, they all play slightly different roles in the design process off a room.
And we have a strong suggestion regarding ABCDFSV: as a designer, go into your client’s home with this custom soft goods “palette” mentally in-hand.
What do we mean by this statement? Before entering your client's home, you should think: “While there are options for furniture that is ready for purchase, decorative accents, etc... I have my own creativity coupled with each customer’s unique individual style to create products from these seven product families!" These products will be truly unique and put lasting finishing touches in your client’s home.
What are the different products available within the seven product families?
You can find our product families expanded in great detail in our product catalog. (Accessible for active customers only...if you haven't already, click here to submit an account application to become a customer today!)
Find pictures in the Custom Products tab on our website, or watch our quick video above to see detailed shots of our products and learn more about ABCDFSV!