Ribbons & braids have formed the foundation of our family business for over four generations.
RibbonTrim is a supplier of quality ribbons | braids | trims, with the ability to provide customised weaving and dyeing to align with our customers’ unique brand.
Our long term suppliers share our in-depth technical knowledge. This is complimented with the most modern equipment to produce the highest quality ribbons & braids.
We know what product is required to meet your needs and do our best to ensure you receive the best products at the best value.
RibbonTrim is proud of its heritage and pleased that many of our customers have been associated with us for over 85 years. The technical knowledge, vision, quality and service that RibbonTrim was founded upon, continues today and we look forward to sharing this with you.
Over 90 Years of Weaving History
A successful company is built on the vision of its leader. In RibbonTrim’s case, this vision goes back to 1880 with Italian immigrants Villa & Rossi. Initially selling goods to rural Australians, Dunkerly Hat Mills (now Akubra Hats) approached Mafio Rossi to make the bindings for their hats (instead of importing Borsalino Hats from Italy). Rossi travelled to Intra in Italy to purchase a weaving company, which he brought back to Sydney and set up in McEvoy St, Waterloo. The skilled staff all immigrated to Australia to join Rossi in this venture. It was from these humble beginnings that Hatbands, the founding company of RibbonTrim, emerged and the Rossi weaving tradition began. Hatbands grew to manufacture narrow fabrics for the millinery, fashion, corporate and schoolwear industries.
Theo Rossi, the grandson of both Villa & Rossi, retired in 2003, which saw the closing of the Hatbands factory. Alexandra Tiffin, a fourth generation Rossi, continued the family tradition with RibbonTrim, where quality narrow fabrics are sourced and supplied to customers worldwide.