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January 2015 Newsletter - Edition 89




Wishing you Peace, Happiness and Prosperity

Betta Blinds and Awnings are looking forward to continuing our tradition of offering the best service and products we possibly can.

Our aim is to keep you happy and to help contribute to your success and prosperity.

"Service How It Should Be"







Think Big, Think Soltis®Reduce glare and solar heat for a more cost and energy efficient environment.

Soltis is a high performance dimensionally stable fabric, combining functionality with a superior aesthetic

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Disclaimer: Colours shown are indicative references only and will vary dependent on screen and print resolutions





Wishing everyone a relaxing and enjoyable Australia Day weekend.

Please Note: Betta Blinds and Awnings will be closed on Monday 26th January.





Buy Australian Manufactured Products to Support Australian Jobs

Betta Blinds and Awnings is 100% Australian owned.  We make our quality products here on the Sunshine Coast and do not import or wholesale overseas made blinds.
We use local and imported fabrics and components which we are proud to source from Australian suppliers.

Help protect Australian jobs by supporting Australian manufacturers.  Lost jobs in our industry cause a domino effect, leading to consumers without jobs unable to support you in the retail sector.

Always remember to look for the Boomerang Symbol on our Fabric Collection to identify fabric from Australian Mills.  Betta trade as wholesalers only... we do not compete with our customers in the retail market!



Due to the fall of the Australian Dollar the majority of our suppliers have increased their prices on components and fabrics.  Please note: Quotes are only valid for 30 days, therefore anything quoted in December for supply after end of January may not be valid and therefore may need to be requoted.


Uniline prices will increase from 1st February 2015. Please note the new price categories of their fabrics (see new fabric lists attached).

Due to the popularity of Dawn roller blind fabric, we are holding the price category on this range for the time being.  Dawn Essentials and Dawn Co-ordinates remain as it and will not be impacted by the price increase at this time (this does not include Dawn Vertical fabric, Dawn Mini, Dawn Eco, Dawn Pearlised or Studio Dawn).


  Slimline Venetian Blinds have also been impacted by the Uniline Price Increase.  Please see new price list attached.  Please advise of any quotes you have already entered online for supply in February.


  Effective 23rd February 2015.  The Bricos Group have advised price increases on every fabric in the Bricos, Sunshadow and Mermet collections.


  Fabric prices have been increased across the board and we unfortunately have had to change the price category for many fabrics.  However, we have absorbed the increase on more than 50% of their products by keeping prices as they were.

Notice Received from Toll: Introducing a Manually Handled Freight surcharge per consignment commencing Monday 26th January 2015.
Unfortunately we have to pass this increase on, therefore our minimum freight charge will increase from $25 to $30.

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  Notice of Deleted Colours in the Soltis 93 Awnings Fabric Range:
Colours Deleted are: 3002, 3065, 3070, 3088, 3175



Fabric Colours Discontinued: No Stock available, except where indicated:

DAWN Natural - Still available in Vertical sizes. Roller: 7.8 metres of 2.4 width available
DAWN White Satin - Still available in Vertical sizes. Roller: 13.8 metres of 2.1 width available
DAWN MINI Tang - Still available in Vertical 127mm.
5TH Avenue Granite
uniline5TH Avenue Chestnut
MOSAIC Rhinestone
CAFFE Corretto
MELALEUCA 2100mm Maroon
UNIVIEW O/D 3000mm Sandstone

To save disappointment please remember to remove deleted colours from your swatches (you don't want to show a customer a colour that no longer exists).


Reminder: New Child Safety Regulations commenced on 1st January 2015.



Competition and Consumer Act 2010: Corded Internal Window Coverings: Safety Standard 2014

Click here to view the Installation Standard Notice from the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

Please note the regulations in relation to Installation of corded internal window coverings must be followed.  These details are also noted in all Installation Guides sent with all blinds ordered.


A label must be attached to the corded window covering containing the name and the contact details of the company or person responsible for the installation. You also must ensure that any warning label or swing tag supplied with the corded window covering remains attached to the cord.


SHADES OF GREY - Introducing Grey Roller Blinds Components

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To compliment the many shades of grey which have been trending in interior design fabrics, Betta have added grey to the colour options for our roller blind components; brackets (including linked and dual) and chain drives.

Coordinate with Stainless Steel Chains.

Pictured: Dahlia Charcoal by Louvolite

SPECIAL OFFER - FREE Nickel Plated Metal Chains (while stock lasts) on all Roller blinds.




Based on an earthy spa like setting using calming colours with patterns and textiles invoking a feeling of serenity.

For inspiration look to the Four Families ranges for calm earthy colours in Parnell translucent and the Zaru screen range, along with the Australian Made fabrics designed with nature in mind, such as Katoomba, Cirrus and Cumulus



Beautiful colors from rainforests, botanicals, and the effort to incorporate green spaces into urban architecture. Floral designs started to flourish in 2014 but will be an even bigger influence in 2015 designs.

Express yourself by choosing uplifting colours from nature; bright floral designs, and colours from the tropical rainforests.

Think Louvolite’s great range of vibrant colours and floral prints.




Based on the current trends of travel, from space travel to undersea resorts, look beyond to find colours that are supernatural and magical.   

Thinking of the colours in the decade's best aurora borealis and rare blood moons will keep focus on the heavens in the year ahead.

For colourful deep blues, aquamarines look to the Louvolite range, for a polished space travel look check out Vibe Metallic.




Look to the carefree spirit of the gypsy with the sophistication of the jet set in the bohemian fashion from the last couple of years.

These have no rules on how you combine them, incorporate them into patterns, and use the many colours on this eclectic spectrum. 

Celebrate life with carnival, ethnic-inspired colours in the Bohemian style. Leading into the 2016 Summer Olympics set in Rio de Janeiro carnival colours will be in vogue. 

See the vivid colours of Louvolite’s Carnival, Chenille and Shot Silk.




Colour forecasts are based on trends seen around the world, in fashion, travel, inspirational individuals and architecture.


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