We had a call from a customer that asked if our headboards “smelled”. “Smelled” – like what? Although she didn’t want to admit, she had purchased and headboard from a large retailer whom shall remain nameless. She wants to get rid of it because it has a “musty” odor and can’t take it any more. She didn’t want to make the same mistake.
If we went to ancestry.com and looked up her headboard, we would probably find that it was born in some far away Asian country. It probably had 1,000 identical bothers and sisters. The materials were most likely stored in some hot humid warehouse. The “parents” probably worked in some sweat shop and it was made in 10 minutes. Then imagine your headboard and its siblings are stuffed into a sea container and travel the seven seas to arrive in the U.S. weeks later. Have you ever gone on a cruise and remember how nice your cabin was? That’s not what the inside of a sea container looks like. Think hot and sweaty – again. With enough heat and humidity, you can begin to create the odor from clothes left in the washer for a couple of days.
How are our fabric headboards born? First, there is no birth until you order one. The wood is stacked neatly in a fully climate controlled environment right here in the United States. When your order enters our system, the heavy duty frame is built by our craftsmen just for you according to your selected style. Then the frame moves to our upholstery department where it is covered with foam rubber wrapped in polyester fiber taken from our air conditioned storage. Next your headboard is upholstered with one of our 5,000 plus unique stocked designer fabrics all stocked in our air conditioned workroom. Your headboard may have a cousin or two, but not 1,000 identical siblings.
So here is your choice. Buy a smelly upholstered headboard using “questionable” labor from some far away place that is identical to 999 other headboards. Or get a beautiful odor free one-of-a-kind headboard made in the U.S.A. for approximately the same price.