The trade of upholstery has changed drastically in the last 50 years. Some would say it’s dying – we say it’s being rebuilt.
Through our own experiences, we know that there is a market for skilled upholsterers – one that often goes unmet.
- Workrooms with the potential to scale, struggle for lack of qualified applicants, and the incredible burden of training one.
- Retiring professionals nearly always take an established business off the grid, with nobody prepared to absorb their workload.
- Those who would seek to partner with an upholsterer, like designers and contractors, often can’t find one.
The market is there. But how do we prepare candidates to meet it?