Fabric Innovations, a leading supplier of bedding, drapery and custom fabrics to the hospitality industry, recently earned the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Considered the gold standard, this certification is nationally accepted by thousands of major corporations as well as government entities seeking to do business with women-owned businesses.
“Receiving this certification opens many doors for us as a company,” explains Deborah Herman, president and CEO of Fabric Innovations. “It provides us with unprecedented access to supplier diversity and procurement executives, which is crucial to continuing to grow our business in the highly competitive hospitality arena.”
The stringent certification process involves both a rigorous review of formal documentation and a site visit to ensure that candidate companies meet the requirement of being 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. To ensure adherence to the high standards of the program, companies must apply for recertification each year.
“Earning this certification makes me so proud of what we have achieved as a company,” says Herman. “I am honored to be a part of this group of dedicated and accomplished women business owners.”
In addition to the access the certification provides to supplier diversity and procurement professionals, WBENC certified WBEs may also take advantage of exclusive mentoring and educational programs as well as networking and partnership opportunities with the more than 9000 WBENC-certified companies across the country.
For further information, please call 305-860-5757 or visit www.fabricinnovations.com
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About Fabric Innovations
Fabric Innovations is a leading supplier of luxury linens, bedding and custom fabrics to the hospitality industry, specializing in long-term procurement programs for prestigious hotel properties and chains. Their extensive product line includes bedding, drapes and window treatments, custom fabrics, and bath products including robes and slippers. Fabric Innovations maintains its corporate headquarters in Miami, Fl. with regional offices and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., India, China, Turkey, Mexico and Latin America. For more information, please call 305-860-5757 or visit www.fabricinnovations.com
About Women's Business Enterprise National Council
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its national standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org