Weaving at Westtown
In 2005, the future looked grim for the Chicago Weaving Corporation. The family owned business had produced the highest quality tablecloths, place mats and table runners for a national clientele. For more than 30 years, the business had been a Chicago fixture, but because of increasing competition from overseas–and much cheaper labor and raw material costs, it looked like the Chicago Weaving Corporation would have to close its doors.
After hearing the news of Chicago Weaving's pending fate, staff at Envision Unlimited had an idea....one which breathed new life into the Chicago Weaving Corporation.
The idea weaved a new partnership and Chicago Weaving and Envision merged. The textile manufacturing equipment was moved to Envision's Westtown Center and Chicago Weaving trained Envision workers on aspects of production.
The partnership has been a solid success and now, top-quality Chicago Weaving products, made by Envision workers are shipped out regularly, bound for stores and gift shops across the country.
For inquiries regarding Envision's Weaving Enterprise, please call (773) 276-0444.