A brief history…
On 17th January 1997 I gave up my career in the fashion industry with the idea of creating soft furnishings at home for people who wanted something better than what was available on the High Street. I had no idea then, that twenty years down the line I’d have a thriving couture soft furnishings business with premises, many employees and celebrity customers!
Denton Drapes today is a million miles away from those early days when I worked in my tiny dining room with an 8′ by 4′ board atop a plastic patio table with bricks under the legs to make it higher!!
From there we moved to a bigger house which allowed Denton Drapes to expand a little: the spare room become the new DD HQ, but before long I had outgrown the space once again..!
By October 2006, Denton Drapes had grown bigger than I could have imagined and it was time to take the plunge and move into a rented commercial unit – Water Hall Farm.
In 2009 we found ourselves bursting at the seams once more, and so we snapped up the adjoining unit at Water Hall Farm so as to expand the business even further – and we’ve never looked back!
It is amazing to have seen my business grow so much over the past twenty years. I still absolutely adore my job and am more passionate about couture soft furnishings than ever before. I hope that passion is obvious in the quality of the work we produce here in the workroom.
Twenty amazing years. Wow.
As part of our celebrations we’ve been looking back on some of the things we’ve produced over the last twenty years – it’s funny reminiscing on how fashions have changed over that time period. We’ve put together a little video of some of our older projects, as well as a show reel of more recent work from the Denton Drapes workroom for you to enjoy.
We’re having a little birthday party today at DD HQ so keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels for live coverage, and a rather splendid birthday cake not to be missed!! We’ll be using the hashtag #DDTurns20 so give that a follow for all the updates.
Also, as a THANK YOU for all the support over the past 20 years we have launched a fabulous giveaway over on our Facebook page – so do pop over & enter – wishing you the best of luck…
Cheers everyone and thanks to each and every one of you for your continued business, support and encouragement. Let’s hope there are many more happy years of trading ahead.
Penny & The Denton Drapes Team