Custom WIndow Coverings and the New Safety Standards - What You Need to Know (HSW)
Participants will learn to analyze new window covering standards and formulate an implementation plan for their business. They will be able to demonstrate how to comply, assess, summarize and define the new corded standard to clients and team members.
This course will introduce the 2nd Provisional ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2010 American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products. The objective of the Standard is to provide requirements for corded window covering products that reduce the possibility of injury from any type of device used to operate the product. Learn the implications of the new standard for your business – how to comply, how to properly specify, the language to use with past and current clients. Formulate a window coverings safety policy for your business. And discover the inherent opportunities in all new product categories at the window.
Classroom Instruction / Lecture with multi-media
5 Technical Knowledge
5.18 Window Coverings
Window Essentials: What every designer needs to know about curtains and hardware
Understanding practical support considerations for window treatments, construction options, installation requirements for treatments, role of the workroom as supportive partner in design process. Guidelines for selecting appropriate fabrics and hardware for client’s needs.
Transforming Custom to Couture
Apply design strategies to create couture window treatments. Gain knowledge of constructions, structures, and fine points of couture techniques; where they are appropriate and their application. Learn advanced techniques of specifying window fashions including headings, edges, hems, and details.
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