The Story Behind The Embroidery Company

It all began in Montreal, Quebec in the 1950s with Celine’s mother and her passion for embroidery. Having successfully learned the art of her craft throughout the years, Celine’s mother and father confidently began what became a prosperous commercial embroidery business in Kitchener, Ontario in the 1980s. The success of their business inspired Celine Uttaro and her husband, George Lemire, and eventually paved the way for them to open their own commercial embroidery company in western Canada.

With years of experience in embroidery and reassurance that there was a demand for quality embroidery, Celine and George started The Embroidery Company in September 1995 in Edmonton, Alberta. Though the operation originally began with a 4-head embroidery machine in a 600 sq. foot commercial space, their quality embroidery and exceptional customer service set them apart from the rest and their business became a success within the first six months.

Serving local, national, and international clients, The Embroidery Company has continued to grow steadily through word-of-mouth and customer referrals. What once started as a small shop with 4 heads of embroidery eventually grew into one of Edmonton’s largest commercial embroidery companies with 53 heads of embroidery and 15 full-time staff.

Celine believes their success lies in the ability to provide consistent quality embroidery and cresting and create items for any venue. Her hope is to continue the legacy passed onto her by her parents and one day pass it on to her own children.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Members of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce since 1995.
  • La chambre economique de l’Alberta
  • Members of the Embroidery Trade Association since 2000.
  • Members of the Gold Hoop Network since 2000.

AWARDS & MILESTONES

  • 2018 PPPC Image Award Gold Winner for “Best Embroidery”
  • 2018 PPPC Image Award Silver Winner for “Best Embroidery”
  • 2015 PPPC Image Award Gold Winner for “Best Embroidery”
  • 2014 PPPC Image Award Gold Winner for “Best Embroidery”
  • 2013 PPPC Image Award Honourable Mention for “Best Embroidery”
  • 2011 PPPC Image Award Gold Winner for “Best Embroidery”
  • 2011 PPPC Image Award Silver Winner for “Best Embroidery”
  • 2011 PPPC Image Award Honourable Mention for “Best Embroidery”
  • 2007 PPPC Image Award Gold Winner for “Best Embroidery”
Direct embroidery
Applique
Heat Transfer
Embroidered Patches
Sublimation Print
Laser Etch Patches

Do you have a product that needs some embellishment?

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