About

The ADO Advantage

Quality Guarantee

ADO fabrics come with a 5-year guarantee not to shrink, stretch or fade, and all custom window treatments come with a limited lifetime warranty.

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Quick Turn Around

Get custom window treatments within 15 business days for in-stock fabrics.

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Railroaded Fabrics

Wide-width fabrics allow for seamless treatments, regardless of the total width. Plus, you get up to 2.5 times more square yardage per linear yard versus standard (48″–56″), non-railroaded fabrics.

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Unparalleled Customer Service

Our knowledgeable customer service reps have an average of 20 years experience working with custom window treatments. They are here to give you their expert advice on everything from measuring and selecting the right fabric to design ideas and fabrication tips.

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Washability

Most ADO fabrics are machine washable, for easy care and lasting beauty.

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Largest Selection & Exclusive Designs

ADO has more designs and colors of wide-width (102″–130″) sheer and drapery weight fabrics than any other vendor. These exclusive designs are only available from ADO,  so your custom window treatments will be truly unique.

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Eurohem

ADO’s signature golden-thread Eurohem is a weighted, bottom-sewn hem for an ideal drapery hang.

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Elegant Functionality

Our naturally vibrant fabrics and timeless window treatment styles are both elegant and easygoing—allowing you to find the perfect combination of style, color, privacy and light control for your individual lifestyle.

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Child Safety

We love our kids, and protecting your children is just as important to us. That is why all ADO custom window treatments utilize the latest child safety technology.

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Environmentally Friendly

ADO fabrics are Oeko-Tex 100 certified. This rigid international textile standard signifies that our fabrics are non-toxic and manufactured with environmentally-friendly processes.

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History

During a worldwide recession in 1954, Hubert Wulf and his wife, Marianne, established ADO Gardinenwerke in the small, northern rural town of Aschendorf, Germany. ADO Gardinenwerke succeeded in part due to the Wulf’s unparalleled vision and innovative ideas; however, the most important factor was ADO’s technical superiority and commitment to manufacture using only the finest materials to the highest quality standards.

Upon the success of ADO Gardinenwerke, Mr. Wulf envisioned an expansion across the Atlantic Ocean. Rather than merely import the finest fabrics to the United States, he dedicated himself to importing the technical expertise required to manufacture the best fabrics and window treatments. Thus, in 1979 ADO Corporation was born.

Today, ADO continues this tradition of excellence with the same unwavering commitment to usingonly the finest materials — under stringent manufacturing techniques and quality control procedures — resulting in the world’s most beautiful fabrics and custom window treatments.

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Manufacturing

For over half a century, ADO window treatments and drapery fabrics have been synonymous with the highest quality, fashion-forward design and state-of-the-art textile technology. ADO boats the necessary expertise, technology and relevant know-how required to manufacture everything from the fabrics we weave to our ready-to-hang window treatments.

Our designer fabrics are developed and manufactured in our facilities throughout Europe with the majority of our designs coming from our facility in Aschendorf, Germany. All Classic, White and Elite Collection fabrics are A-grade quality, which means every inch of our fabrics have been inspected, and all imperfections removed for guaranteed flawless beauty. From the first yarn of fabric woven to the final stitch in your finished window treatment, ADO takes pride in providing you the finest quality, down to the last detail.

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Workroom

The fabrication of custom window treatments is one of the most important facets of design and style. Craft is everything—even the most luxurious fabric in the world will look ordinary if the workmanship of a finished treatment is not excellent. ADO stands by that statement, and quality craftsmanship is the key to all of our custom window treatments. ADO window treatments are one-of-a-kind, uniquely hand-crafted to your specifications and come with features that are only available in true custom sewing.

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  • Any width seamless up to 19’
  • Extra-long lengths available
  • Any necessary seams will be hidden in a fold
  • Comes with ADO’s signature Eurohem for a clean finish and perfect hang

ADOglide

  • Any width up to 19’
  • Extra-long lengths available
  • You choose the number of panels
  • Fabric protection shield sewn on the top of every panel
  • Blind stitched side hems on unlined panels
  • Weighted bottoms
  • Unlined, lined or self-lined

Shades

  • Choice of board mount (covered with matching face fabric) or headrail mount (with built-in Velcro attachment)
  • Repeat matching across multiple shades
  • Fabric returns on (select styles) outside mount applications
  • Front mount shade with hidden controls
  • Back mount shade or front mount valance available on select styles
  • Back Valance out of lining, to hide controls from street
  • Weighted bottoms
  • Side-by-side shade fold alignment
  • Unlined or lined

Draperies

  • Three pleat styles to choose from: Pinch Pleat, Bohemian Pleat, Goblet Pleat
  • Three flat styles to choose from: Rod Pocket, Grommet, Ring Top
  • Comes with ADO’s signature Eurohem or a double-turned hem
  • Lined or unlined
  • Room darkening lining, interlining and extra-long lengths available on select fabrics
  • Blind stitched side hems
  • Any necessary seams will be hidden in a fold
  • Custom return size for the perfect fit to your window
  • Corner weights standard on all fabrics (except open weave)
  • Washable / dry-cleanable buckram (translucent buckram available)
  • Pattern matching on all seams

Ripplefold

  • Comes with ADO’s signature Eurohem or a double-turned hem
  • Lined or unlined
  • Blind stitched side hems
  • Extra-long lengths available
  • Any necessary seams will be hidden in a fold
  • Baton Reinforcement available for screw in batons

Cordon

  • Easily trimmed to any desired length / width up to 236″
  • The 4” header is available with or without shirring tape

Top Treatments

  • 20 styles to choose from, including: 4 Board mount, 6 Rod mount and 10 Swag style variations
  • Velcro attachment available on select styles
  • Pattern matching
  • Contrast fabrics possible on select styles

ADO’s Exclusive Collections

Classic Collection

The industry standard in 118″ wide, railroaded, basic and novelty sheers and drapery fabrics that maintain ADO as the leader in sheer fabric design, quality, and selection. From our unsurpassed voile and batiste fabrics, to our unique room-darkening and faux linen designs, this designer fabric collection provides window treatment specialist with the very best in sheer drapery design. This collection is available in long hanging samples for a visually appealing and tactile selling tool, which is excellent for showrooms, window covering specialty stores and designer boutiques.

Décor 54 Collection

This competitively priced decorative fabric collection features America’s most popular styles, colors and patterns to make a signature statement in any room. This value selection of designer fabrics features non-railroaded 54″ silks, faux silks, linens, cottons and blends, solids and embroidered patterns. The Décor 54 fabric collection is available as a fabric sample book complete with a window treatment ideas booklet that showcases popular styles and classic combinations.

Elite Collection

This stunning collection of European sheer and decorative drapery fabrics is boldly different, uniquely modern and exquisite. This selection is truly designer fabric—a culmination of designs exclusive to ADO and influenced by world travel, high fashion and the wonders of nature. The Elite collection is only available in long hanging samples, and is sure to create a striking display for your showroom, window covering specialty store or designer boutique.

White Colleciton

This “Encyclopedia of Sheers” focuses on white, off-white, and its many nuances in various techniques. It ranges from woven and knitted, to embroidered and printed, and in a broad spectrum of looks, from traditional to contemporary and laces to casements. This designer fabric collection is available as a fabric sample book with oversized swatches that are excellent for showcasing fabrics to shop-at-home clients. These fabrics are also available as long hanging samples for an impressive in-store display of elegant sheers.

Exclusively Exquisite

Every designer fabric in the Classic, White and Elite Collections are exclusive to ADO. So when you want to stand out from the crowd and showcase your exquisite taste for fashion and quality—ADO fabrics are the clear choice for your custom window treatments.

Eurohem

ADO’s signature golden-thread Eurohem is a weighted, bottom-sewn hem for an ideal drapery hang. It is standard on most ADO fabrics (with the exception of the Décor 54 Collection), and provides a clean, finished look to a variety of window treatment styles.

Washable. Seamless. Flawless. Dimensionally Stable. Certified.

One of the greatest advantages of ADO designer fabrics is washability. All* Classic, White and Elite Collection fabrics are machine washable. This hassle-free property allows you to easily care for your window treatments for long lasting value and beauty.

Not only are ADO designer fabrics easy to care for, but all+ Classic, White and Elite Collection fabrics are also 118” of seamless, flawless beauty made with industry-leading quality, and backed by a 5-year guarantee not to shrink, stretch or fade.

All Classic, White and Elite Collection fabrics are also Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified, which means they underwent extensive industry tests that prove they are safe for indoor environments and contact with skin.

Flame Retardant (FR)

In addition to our Inherently Flame Retardant (IFR) fabrics woven with Trevira® CS yarn, ADO also offers a post-weave topical fabric treatment utilizing a “Class A” fire retardant that is available for ALL fabric designs and colors. It complies with all state requirements for flame retardancy (NFPA 701 guidelines). This enhanced safety measure is not only great for your home, but also ideal for hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, public waiting zones and other commercial projects. This treatment is also tested with industrial washing resistance for a long lasting efficacy (up to 25 washes).

BioProtect®

Another post-weave topical treatment available for ALL ADO fabrics is ADO BioProtect®. This treatment utilizes the Aegis antimicrobial agent that kills 99% of all bacteria upon contact, and is applied with bonding agents that cause a nearly permanent and slow release of antimicrobial treatment over time. BioProtect® meets ASTM E2149-10 and AATCC100-2004 standards for antibacterial finishes on fabrics. Just imagine—window treatments that actually fight disease-spreading, odor-causing bacteria! This enhanced safety measure is not only great for your home, but also ideal for hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, public waiting zones and other commercial projects. This treatment is also tested with industrial washing resistance for a long lasting efficacy (up to 25 washes).

*Some Elite Collection fabrics are dry clean only. Please refer to the properties for each design.
+Some White and Elite Collection fabrics are not 118”. Please refer to the properties for each design.

Quality Guarentee

ado-sealAt ADO, we strive to satisfy our customers by delivering products that meet YOUR expectations throughout the product’s entire life span. This starts with developing and manufacturing fabrics and products precisely engineered to perform as intended and manufactured using state-of-the-art technology. It also entails employing the highest quality materials in ISO-certified processes, which ultimately leads to reliable products. As an expression of our confidence in our products and as a guarantee to YOU, our customer, every ADO product comes with the following limited lifetime warranty:

Covered

  • ADO warrants its products for defects in materials, workmanship or failure to operate for as long as the original retail purchaser owns the product (unless shorter periods are provided below)
  • Extra-long lengths available
  • All internal mechanisms
  • Components and brackets
  • Operational cords for a full 7 years from the date of purchase
  • ADO motorized components are warranted for the first five years from the date of purchase
  • All ADO fabrics — with the exception of Décor 54 — are guaranteed not to shrink, stretch or fade during the first five years from the date of purchase
  • Repairs and replacements will be made with like or similar parts or products

Not Covered

  • Any conditions caused by normal wear and tear (including, but not limited to: exposure to the sun)
  • Alterations, abuse, misuse or accidents (including, but not limited to: wind, water/ moisture damage) to the ADO product
  • Failure to follow ADO instructions regarding installation, measurements, cleaning or maintenance
  • Shipping charges; cost of removal and reinstallation
  • Décor 54 fabrics due to the natural characteristics of fabric fibers (such as, but not limited to: linens, silks, cottons, etc.)

ADO Corporation reserves the right to repair products covered under warranties rather than to replace the product.

NOTE: In no event shall ADO Corporation be liable or responsible for incidental or consequential damages or for any other indirect damage, loss, cost, or expense. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state. Different warranty periods and terms apply for commercial products and applications.

The ADO Team

Walter

Walter HerrPresident

I’ve enjoyed managing the business in North America and Asia since 2006 and making many new friends in the industry. As a family, we moved from the North Sea in Germany to Asheville, North Carolina, including our blond Hovawart dog. We enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and traveling the country.

Tammila

Tammila ThreadgillBusiness Development Manager

My name is Tammila Lowery Threadgill, the Business Development Manager, but you may know me as a CSR when you have called into ADO for Customer Service. My sales experience includes 6 years as a Territory Manager visiting ADO retail dealers throughout the Southeast region. In total, I have enjoyed serving our customers for almost 15 years! I am happily married with children and grandchildren. I enjoy traveling, baseball, arts and crafts, sewing and spending time with my family. It would be my pleasure to assist you, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Cindy

Cindy MillsCustomer Service Manager

I started working for ADO’s Sampling Department in 1994. From there, I worked my way up to the Hardware Department where I spent five years building ADOwrap and ADOglide headrails. For the last seven years, I have enjoyed helping our customers and building friendships with them over the phone as part of the Customer Service Department. When I’m not busy chatting away, I love to read, cross-stitch, crochet and knit.

Diane

Diane ScruggsCustomer Service Rep

Starting in March of 1980, I have been with ADO for 33 years. The majority of my time was spent as Sample Department Manager. I also had the opportunity to travel to several states to visit customers, update samples and learn that side of the business. For the past few years, I have served as the Customer Service Manager. I really enjoy working with our ADO partners as well as all of my co-workers, and it is always interesting to see the different custom window treatments our designers create.

Ginger

Ginger MatthewsCustomer Service Rep

I have been a part of the ADO Customer Service Team for 21 years. My favorite task is working on complex quotes, because I like a good challenge. It always brightens my day when a customer calls in and mentions that we have been working together for years. I have first-hand knowledge of the quality that ADO represents, and I truly believe in our products. I also have a severe addiction to my Kindle e-reader, which eats up a lot of my spare time.

Jill

Jill MillsCustomer Service Rep

Most of my career has been in customer service, with the last three years as part of the ADO Team. I enjoy the work I do here at ADO—helping and talking to such a variety of people. I am happily married to a great guy who helps me run a dog and cat rescue “zoo” out of our house. We currently have 15 full time rescue animals…and NO, I don’t want any more!

Jan

Jan SillowayWorkroom Manager

I have been working with fabrics since my mom taught me how to sew as a child. At 17, I started working at a small custom window treatment shop where I learned how to make a variety of custom treatments. I worked my way up to workroom manager and eventually became the owner/operator—enjoying self-employment and contract work for 25 years. In January of 2010, I joined the ADO team as the Workroom Manager. My favorite part of my job is the variety of functions I get to perform and working with the many talented people here at ADO. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, attending church functions, volunteering, gardening and reading.

John Haverland

John HaverlandMarketing Manager

As the newest member of the ADO team, I am also new to the designer fabric and window covering industries. However, I have a passion for great design (particularly mid-century modern furniture), and love seeing the elegant ambience our customers create with ADO fabrics and custom window treatments. When I’m not churning out marketing collateral or posting to our social media feeds, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, playing hockey, listening to music and tackling DIY home projects.

Testimonials

  • Your product was perfect

    Thank you for your efforts on this. Our installers say this project went very well, and they look great! This was a commercial application, so the quality of your [ADOglide] product was perfect.

    Drapery Industries, Inc.PamRochester, NY
  • You are definitely an asset!

    Your creative input in finding a solution to our dilemma came at just the right moment. You are definitely an asset!

    Linda's Drapery & InteriorsWendiCorpus Christi, TX
  • My sincerest THANK YOU

    To you and your amazing crew, my sincerest THANK YOU for getting everything to me in time for our Grand Opening! In today's world of false promises, it's a blessing to know there are people out there who work hard to deliver what they say they will.

    Coastal Vogue InteriorsLupeSarasota, FL
  • You have done an outstanding job.

    You have exceeded my expectations…Thank you for being so quick to get my company approved and the box of samples to me. I wish all my vendors were as proactive. I appreciate your help so much. You have done an outstanding job.

    Mary’s Custom Drapes and MoreMaryBeaver Falls, PA
  • You are incredible!

    Because we are in the movie business, everything has to move quick—ADO quickly took care of our needs and the service was fantastic. Warren [Beatty] says thanks!

    Omega Cinema PropsAllenLos Angeles, CA
  • I got it so fast, I couldn't believe it!

    Thank you for sending my order for 8400 so quick. It's beautiful and I'm very excited to see the completed treatment.

    Designers WorkroomSadieRocky Point, NY
  • The client is VERY pleased!

    My first order from ADO went up flawlessly and the client is very pleased!

    Yachts By DesignTheresaSt. Augustine, FL
  • We are truly appreciative...

    We are truly appreciative of your help and look forward to working with the new samples.

    Mitchell Solberg DesignMitchellBaltimore, MD
  • You saved my ‘bacon’

    You saved my ‘bacon’ — thanks for your help!

    Cinderella ShowcaseKendallSalinas, CA