ARRIVING IN Portugal more than 12 years ago, Loraine thought for some time about opening a shop. After long and careful consideration, she decided to open a fabric store, as she had extensive experience in the fabric industry back in the UK.
Obviously, nothing is quite as simple as that, but having studied the market in the Algarve, Loraine knew there was a real opportunity for her venture. From her experience, she knew that having a really good selection of quality fabrics was what was needed. While quality was the key, Loraine realised that prices had to meet customers’ expectations, as she is aware, like most people, that money is one commodity here that is not always readily available.
Some lines are ‘end of supplier runs’ but the majority are running lines from very prominent manufacturers. Loraine and her staff have an excellent relationship with every supplier and, when these makers have over produced certain lines, they sell the over capacity to their main and regular clients like Designer Textiles. New for this year is a direct link with an Italian soft furnishing supplier, enabling the store to offer an even greater selection.
Designer Textiles offers a terrific choice of fabrics and an excellent on site make up service, which also includes upholstery, recovers, sofas, headboards and just about anything in the soft furnishings line.
Customers often compliment the store’s staff on their professional customer service, and are delighted with the fact that quotations are free and offered without obligation. The wealth of experience among staff at Designer Textiles means that the customer can be offered the very best advice on colour and fabric selection.
The store is probably now the biggest of its type in the Algarve and second to none for service and attention to detail. Designer Textiles is now even making curtains for homes in London and Dublin!
In a month’s time, Designer Textiles will be widening its product base by moving into garden furniture, selling the high quality TRAVERTINE range. Not only does this new range have a five-year guarantee, but it is UV resistant and offered exclusively.
So, if you are thinking about soft furnishings of any kind, or would like to purchase high quality outdoor lifestyle furniture, why not visit the store and receive a no obligation quote. Call Loraine at Designer Textiles on 282 799 610 and experience great value and service.