We take the quality of our fabrics very seriously
ADO Goldkante has been creating collections with gorgeous curtain, drapery and upholstery fabrics for more than 60 years, enhancing the vitality of homes around the world. Our fabrics and textiles are lively, vibrant and suitable for all styles, thanks to their creative designs and natural, fresh looks that come in a variety of colours. You can seamlessly combine the ADO collections with other styles - especially with your own personal design ideas.
Of course, our internal values really matter too. This is why we pay special attention to the quality of our products and maintain a strict quality assurance process. And because we are so certain of the quality of our products, we even grant our customers a five-year ADO guarantee on all our products
Overview of our quality and product advantages
ADO fabrics offer a high level of functionality and quality. We have been vouching for our extraordinary product quality for a long time by offering a five-year guarantee.
Our quality process
All our products undergo the following process in order to meet our quality standards.
THE PRODUCT PASSPORT
Before we add fabrics to our range, they first have to meet certain quality criteria. They are tested with the aid of our product passport, which states the minimum requirements for fastness properties such as colour and light fastness, the fabric construction and physical characteristics, among other things.
If the fabrics meet the minimum requirements set out in the product passport, each individual fabric is subjected to stringent washing and ironing tests at our laboratory. This is because we're only willing to offer a fabric to our customers if it can supply the best possible quality.Each fabric is then ready made at our sewing studio to test for which manufacturing method it is best suited - in other words, we examine whether it should be made into a panel curtain, roller blind or a Covertex wall covering, for example. Each drapery is also ready made with two different weight tapes in order to achieve the best possible result. At ADO Goldkante, the weight tape (the golden thread) is delivered as ready made with the product. Particular technical properties, such as Martindale values and thermal properties, are tested at an external, accredited testing institute.
INCOMING GOODS INSPECTION
Each fabric that we have added to our range undergoes a full incoming goods inspection in the next step before it is accepted at our warehouse and further processed. This means that the fabric is unrolled fully from the fabric roll and inspected for abnormalities by our trained quality team. The fabric is also inspected in terms of other criteria such as fabric width, repeats, colours, feel and odours. Each fabric is unique and is therefore also tested individually according to product-specific guidelines concerning transport, packaging and storage. All these processes serve to ensure the quality of our products.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH SUPPLIERS
WORKING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER FOR QUALITY DEVELOPMENT
Our suppliers - some of which have their headquarters in Germany - are naturally also key to our success. They provide us with high-quality materials, which we then use to make first-class products. Our mutual success and ability to learn together have formed the foundations of trusting partnerships that have grown over the years. We optimise quality development processes together by regularly communicating with each other. Of course, we also carry out regular site visits to ensure that our suppliers maintain a clean and tidy production environment.
Our quality assurance includes:
_ Compliance with strict product passport criteria
_ Stringent washing, ironing and manufacturing tests
_ Technical property tests and certifications
_ Incoming goods inspections