CORDLESS ROLLER SHADE DEVELOPMENT
As the window treatment industry moves toward cord-free applications, we are working to develop new construction options that will allow us to offer a completely cord-free roman shade that is combined with a roller shade lift mechanism.
In this new method, the roman shade is attached to a wood head rail and is made with small rib pockets sewn into the liner along the back edges of the shade. A cordless roller shade is attached to the wood headrail and follows down the length of the roman shade. Ribs are inserted into the rib pockets of the roman shade, catching the roller shade between the roman shade and ribs.
The roller shade and roman shade operate in tandem using the roller shade’s cordless lift mechanism. The shade is raised by pushing up or pulling down on the bottom bar of the roller shade, allowing the shade to stop at any preferred position.
This construction method eliminates the need for any attached or hanging lift cords and offers a completely cord-free roman shade.
We are continuing our efforts in developing this new method for our Natural Shade Collections as well as a new Fabric Roman Shade Collection.
Please note, starting April 1, 2022, the inside mount deduction for our Natural Roller Shade Collection will be changed from 3/8” to 1/8”.
Our product guide has been updated to reflect this change.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Natural Roller Shades present a new take on natural shade products, and feature modern style with a clean design that maximizes the view when raised and operates with no lift cords when lowered.
The collection's fabrics bring natural light filtration and are offered in a variety of opacities with open weaves as well as options designed to bring more privacy.
The Portfolio Collection™ is Pro Design’s new brand of shade products.
The Collection's Natural Roller Shades are now available. Shades can now be ordered in extended lengths of up to 84" for all patterns.
Visit the Vendor Resources section of the Pro Design website to view the collection’s product guide!
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As we approach the end of the year, we encourage you to send order, invoicing, and accounting questions to us as early as possible, so that we can assist you quickly as you close out your books for 2021.
We want to ensure we handle all of your requests in a timely manner, so sending to us early will help in expediting our response time.
Thank you for your support in 2021. We are looking forward to another great year ahead!
We are pleased to announce that all fabrics are now available to order again from our shade collections.
This includes Harbor Golden (WS-0427) from the Walden Select Collection which was previously on ordering stop.
We appreciate your patience with us as we restocked our inventory.
We are currently experiencing longer than usual transit times with orders that ship through Shanghai with UPS. While our production times remain stable for our shade collections, you may find that tracking numbers take an additional 10-14 days to move after the order has been turned over to UPS.
This is due to shipping backlogs caused by COVID 19 related shutdowns that are slowing UPS' shipping capacity.
Starting September 15, we will begin noting order and shipment confirmations with a reminder about these shipping delays.
You will continue to receive order confirmations that include your order's expected ship date from our factory; this date reflects our current production time. You will also receive shipping confirmations with tracking information once the order has been shipped from our factory and is received by UPS or DHL.
Once tracking information is received for your order, please allow an additional 10-14 days to see movement on the package. As always, we advise to hold on scheduling installation appointments until you have orders in hand.
We are excited to introduce Pro Design’s new brand for custom shade options, The Portfolio Collection™!
This collection will feature an array of shade styles that will be launching over the course of the next several months. Each shade style will be shown in its own sample book.
Now available is The Portfolio Collection's Natural Roller Shades. Dual Sheer Shades will be available soon.
The overall maximum width for multiple shades on one headrail has been reduced from 106” to 103”. We have reduced the width for this shade style to accommodate the packaging required to ship these large shades safely.
Earlier this month, we placed the following fabrics on ordering stop for our Walden Premier and Walden Select Collections. These fabrics are now available to order again with some slight variations in their design options.
Walden Premier Collection
The following fabric is available to order again from the Walden Premier Collection.
Walden Select Collection
The following fabrics are available to order again from the Walden Select Collection.
While sourcing raw materials remains a challenge for the factories who normally produce these collections, we have been working with the factory who produces our Cambrai Collection to match these popular patterns. New orders for these patterns can now be produced by that factory.
This factory has some slight variations in their white and beige liner colors. Their decorative wood tassel for cord lock shades also has a slightly different profile. If matching to a previous order for these patterns, please contact us before placing your new order. Liner and wood tassel samples can also be sent to you or your customers.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through these fabric outages.
The Walden Premier Collection has been updated with 10 new patterns and a redesigned sample book!
The new patterns included in this update feature colors in soft weaves that bring a modern look to the collection with bright white, warm gray, and soft neutral tones.
These new patterns are available in our redesigned Walden Premier sample book. The new sample book is available for $110 .
For existing books, complimentary sample pack updates are also available.
Both the updated sample book and sample pack updates are now available to order.
Our product guide has been updated to include the new patterns in this collection. Visit our Vendor Resources page to download the updated product guide. Contact us if you need help logging in.
Please note, the prices shown in this guide include the 5% price increase that will take effect June 1, 2021.
2021 FABRIC UPDATE