Studio Twist, the Atlanta based creator of luxury knits for hospitality, assisted living and healthcare, was certified as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the first national certifier of Women Business Enterprises.
Over 700 public and private sector individuals participated in establishing the Standards and Procedures of this rigid certification review. The goal of the certification program is to enhance the ability of women business owners to compete for contracts at a national level.
According to Michelle Wildenhaus, principal and director of marketing of Studio Twist, certification provides a marketing opportunity for women business enterprises to participate in outreach programs. This program is also expected to enable Studio Twist to develop relationships with larger companies and create opportunities for future partnerships with them.
The Studio Twist team is comprised of design, sales and manufacturing professionals led by Wildenhaus, a long-time consultant to the woven textile industry.
The company’s passion is to create custom bed scarves, throws, blankets and pillows that help designers.
On the production side, Studio Twist has partnered with experienced mills, both domestically and abroad, to manufacture customized textiles for a list of high profile clients, including: Marriott International, Hilton, Doubletree, Sonesta, Radisson, Conrad, Sandals, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton and boutique and independent hotels and resorts.
Michelle Wildenhaus, principal and director of marketing of Studio Twist