THE MISSION OF CHURCH FABRIC SOLUTIONS:
TO SERVE CHURCH PLANTERS AND THE LOCAL CHURCH, WE LOVE TO
TRANSFORM PORTABLE VENUES THROUGH FABRIC SOLUTIONS!
Hey! I’m Shawn.
South Floridian and certified “Fabric Guy” (more on that later).
A few years ago, my wife Paola and I helped launch a church called VOUS.
We were just like you, normal people wanting to help grow the kingdom of God.
One day the pastor at our church approached me about a problem. He needed to find a way to section off seating in the auditorium. You see, the way things currently were set up kind of made it difficult for the seating flow. People would be scattered all over the place, which made it hard for the ushers and disturbed the flow of unity and overall experience for our guests.
So, I came up with a solution!
Fabric seat covers.
I know, I know.
Some of you who just read that may have no clue what I’m talking about.
Let me explain.
With a background in event production, and over a decade of experience in the fabric industry, I knew I could come up with the perfect solution to my pastor’s problem. Heck, people even called me the “Fabric Guy!” (great name, I know.)
I met up with our team of seamstresses, where we discussed how to make it happen. I’ll admit, it wasn’t easy at first! How could we cut and sew such a large piece of fabric without making it overbearingly heavy or inconvenient? It definitely took some trial and error, (and money) but I found the solution with the right fabric.
By using the sewing procedure, we were able to sew in larger pieces and create one big panel.
And wa-la! The fabric seat covers were born.
Now our church could set up and breakdown the seating arrangements much quicker. It made hosting guests and guiding them to their seats a breeze. Plus, it improved the atmosphere for our services and made the experience for our guests more enjoyable.
During my initial church planting days, I’d come up with more product ideas for church fabrics like seat covers & stretch walls! We then expanded to more products and digital printing. These products were designed to save time, money, and create visual experiences for guests who used them.
This all started when I created my first business 10 years ago called Drapeworks, a pipe and drape business. With commitment, zeal (and a lot of blood, sweat and tears) AND God’s favor, I was eventually given the opportunity to work with big name clients like Nike, Miami Dolphins, Univision, Viacom and others.
For years, my business has been all about helping churches, schools, and events by creating these fabrics. Leaders would always come to me with the same challenges, and I’d offer them the same solutions.
This is what Church Fabric Solutions is all about.
I love waking up to emails and texts from pastors and leaders about their space. I love being able to help and serve the kingdom of God in a unique way by helping them with their problems.
Originally, Church Fabric Solutions was launched under our parent company Pipe and Drape USA and sister company Drapeworks. However, after numerous prayers we decided the time was right to create a new brand and a website totally focused on serving portable churches. Our focus is serving Church Plants because we believe in successful church planting and an effective environment in the mobile church world.
Looking to the future
Church Fabric Solutions has been the pioneers and forefront of transforming creative fabric solutions in portable church venues.
We’re a team of believers who are here for our customers.
We are church planters ourselves, and we love helping church planters.
We’re a team who loves Jesus.
It is my hope and prayer we are able to build the Lord’s kingdom and strengthen the community of Christ as a whole. By offering solutions to the obstacles portable churches face, it is our desire for the love of God to be more accessible across the globe and reach hearts like never before.