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History

For more than 20 years the WCAA has been promoting quality in manufacturing of window coverings. It was originally established to encourage "mainstream" curtain manufacturers (those who operated out of an official business premises and not from home) to promote excellence in workmanship and has grown to incorporate manufacturers of other window covering products.

Originally the Association was established in some states and known as the Curtain Manufacturing Association. Over the next few years, state associations were set up across Australia. During the early years, it was realised that the Association needed full industry support from both retailers and suppliers, and the name was later changed to the Curtain Industry Association (CIA). In 1983 a National Body was formed and three years later a National Office was established. Currently, a National Committee is in place, with the Secretary located in Melbourne.

During the mid-eighties the industry began to recognise that blinds formed an important part of window treatments and came to the conclusion that the Association was about the "treatment" of windows, internally and externally. Its name changed to the Soft Furnishings Industry Association of Australia in 1993 and the Association expanded to include a wide variety of internal and external blinds, awnings and shutters as well as the traditional curtains. 

In 2008 the Association took the step of renaming itself as the Window Coverings Association of Australia Incorporated to reflect its wide membership and its dedication to helping inform consumers about the window coverings industry as a whole.  Today you can recognise a current member by making sure they display their up to date WCAA logo.
History of WCAA