Material Things are proud to be FULL Members of the AMUSF
The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers was founded in 1947 (then as the AMU) to protect the interests of upholsterers, small furniture makers, and soft furnishers. In those days of post-war austerity, this group of master craftsmen (and craftswomen) were starved of many of the materials needed for their trades. They felt the need for a group voice and mutual support to tackle the difficulties this caused and, in the highly regulated environment of the time, to ensure that they could influence local and national government in the framing and enforcement of laws which affected them.
Since those early days, the Association has vastly extended the range of support it gives to members. The Association is also highly active in training as it sees this as a vital contribution to the long term well-being and continuing strength of the upholstery and soft furnishing trades.
The AMUSF and you the customer
The Association recognises that the strength of these trades is dependent on the quality of the service they provide to the public. Endeavoring to underpin consumer confidence in members’ work is therefore central to the Association’s work. This is why upholsterers and soft furnishers wishing to join have to have their work inspected to ensure that it is of acceptable quality. And this vetting process is repeated for existing members. The AMUSF have also published a Consumer Code of Practice outlining what customers have a right to expect of our members and giving guidance on how to ensure that both a member and his customer are clear on what any contract involves and what the customer can expect from it.