Meet the sofa experts

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Introducing our talented craftspeople #sofaexperts

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Get a sneak peek into the factory where many of our sofas are made


Makers in the Spotlight


Quality Administrator





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Discover how our skilled craftspeople were brought to life in the Aardman world

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Factory:Northern Upholstery

Job Title:Quality Administrator

Length at DFS:2 Years

Job Description:Sales desk enquiries and correcting orders

Dawn has worked as a quality administrator for the past two years. She's on hand to answer any enquiries about orders and to help keep everything on track.

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Factory:Berkeley Magna

Job Title:Seamstress

Length at DFS:9 Years 1 Month

Job Description:Sewing Machinist

Victoria has spent just over 9 years working as a seamstress in one of our Derbyshire factories. Her expert eye and machine skills ensure that no stitch is out of place, and that sofas are finished to the highest standard.

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Factory:Lincoln House

Job Title:Upholsterer

Length at DFS:18 Years

Job Description:Upholstering furniture using modern and traditional skills

Michael started life an an apprentice with us where he trained in both the traditional and modern methods of upholstering. 18 years on, Michael has mastered both methods so you know that whatever style of sofa you choose, it will be made to the highest possible standard.

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