The history of Jem Fabrics

“Welcome to Jem Fabrics! We’re a local family-run business and care passionately about crafting and installing the best blinds and curtains for our customers in New Milton.

“Our journey began more than 40 years ago when my parents began buying rolls of materials and selling them on local markets. They started receiving enquiries for curtains, cushions, and soft furnishings and, before long, employed curtain makers to help them keep up with demand. They spent every waking minute creating curtains – with lots of pricked fingers in the process!

“The business grew and grew, and before long, Jeff and Eileen opened their first shop. Eight years later, they outgrew it and launched a store four times the size. They spent 24 years there before they retired six years ago, I took over the reins as Managing Director, and we moved into Station Road in New Milton.”

“I’ve worked hard to provide the same level of service and quality that our customers have come to expect from us over the years. The entire team – including Teresa and Ange, who’ve been in the game for more than 35 years – have worked hard to deliver the very best for our customers. Our name, JEM, stands for Jeff, Elien, and Marc, so I’ve got not only my reputation to uphold but my parents, too. No pressure!

“We are with you throughout your life, from buying your first home to upgrading your living space and helping your children furnish their own homes. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and we always go the extra mile to make our customers happy. That’s why 90% of our quotes are accepted right away and why customers keep coming back to us.

“Thank you for choosing Jem – your one-stop shop for all your soft furnishing needs. If you have a question about working with us, don’t hesitate to call us at 01425 617755.”

Marc Copperwaite

Managing Director

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