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Our Story

 

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.

Hardware

Rainbow Draperies is a leading distributor of Drapery Hardware and features a full line of Decorative Hardware in both wood and metal from the following suppliers:

We can also supply you with custom motorized and hand-drawn drapery hardware.  There is outdoor hardware that can be purchased or any metal hardware can be powder coated for outdoor installation. Options are so customizable, that we are happy to help figure out what is best for your particular need and wants!

Manufacturing Standards

Each of our Drapery Panels Include:

  • Premium linings and interlinings
  • 4” headings (Other sizes are optional)
  • Pattern Matched Seams
  • Bottom Weights
  • Blind Stitched Hems
  • Fabric Matched Threads – We take the time to match the thread color to the drapery fabric
  • Hand-stitched corners
  • Pre-installed drapery hooks
  • Made In Canada in our 4000 sq ft. custom workroom

Fabric Samples

Order a memo of the fabric you wish to choose to confirm color choice. Please contact the office at designer@rainbowdraperies.ca, or 780-478-4919 to order memo samples.

Satisfaction Guarantee – Warranty Policy

We have built our business by providing the best quality custom drapery possible.  When you buy your draperies from Rainbow Draperies we want to be sure you are added to our list of many satisfied customers.  Here is how we will ensure your satisfaction.

Rainbow Draperies guarantees all our products are free of any defects in manufacturing or workmanship.  In the event of a defect we will remake the product as soon as possible.   It’s just that simple.

Shipping & Lead Times

Shipping is 2 – 3 weeks from the day you place the order

Our current production lead time for:

  • Insta Drapes is 2-3 weeks
  • Custom drapery for manufacturing is 3 – 5 weeks.

All products will be shipped via courier upon completion unless you want to pick them up from our Studio.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you!

Rainbow Draperies Ltd.
12724 St. Albert Trail NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 4s5

Our office hours are:
Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

All Studio hours are by appointment only

Phone:  780-478-4919
Email: designer@rainbowdraperies.ca

Online Inquiry

Please allow 24 hours for a response.  If your question is urgent, please call during business hours.

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