Rainbows’ story started in 1971 by making premium quality drapes for Sears and other retailers. As the popularity of independent consultants and decorators rose in the 80s the client base broadened and innovation and custom design began.
In the mid-nineties, Cheryl Meiklejohn, a current client of Rainbow’s took the role of administrator and took to the business like a moth to a flame. In a few short years, Cheryl became a partner and then sole owner by the late 90s.
In the early 2000s Cheryl’s daughters, Kim and Penny took on a multitude of roles in the workroom and in the office and are still part of the Rainbow team to this day.
Over the past couple of decades, Rainbow’s services have gone from sewing room to design studio, including design consultations, check measures, and installation management. A full-service one-stop-shop for all your custom window treatment needs.
As Rainbow passes its 50 years in business mark in 2022 the vision is clear, we are here to stay! With goals to continue making the process and deliverables as easy and enjoyable as possible, we also strive to educate the next generation on the importance of high standards and handcrafted practices that keep custom design an important part of the interior design industry.
Experienced Manufacturing. Custom Quality You Can Trust.
At Rainbow Draperies, we have been educating ourselves about designing and manufacturing the highest quality custom draperies, valances, roman shades, and bedding for over 50 years.
We custom make everything here in our new to us 4000 square foot studio/workroom and have provided the highest quality drapery to professional designers, decorators, and builders throughout Western Canada. Whether you are designing a home, restaurant, or hotel, professional designers put their trust in Rainbow Draperies and each drape is made with the same quality features.
At Rainbow Draperies all our side hems are doubled adding years of life to your drape. The bottom hems are also doubled adding weight and fullness.
6” headings are used at the top of the drape for quality. This will ensure that the pleats will hang correctly and there will be no sagging between pleats.
Our best quality feature is when you call Rainbow Draperies you will be speaking with a professional, not a salesperson. We can help you determine the best fabrics, sizes, and applications for your project.
You can certainly find less expensive drapes anywhere, but if you want well-thought-out, high-quality drapes that you will be proud to hang in your design project, you won’t find a better value than Rainbow Draperies.