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About Us

ribbons | braids | trims, petersham ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, striped grosgrain, diagonal braid, satin ribbon, printed ribbon, diced chequered sillitoe, club & corporate hatbands, school hatbands, wholesale ribbon, wholesale ribbons, ribbon, ribbons

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.
  • Alexandra Tiffin
    Alexandra Tiffin Proprietor/Principal

    Alexandra has worked in the family weaving business for over 25 years. On the factory floor, she learned the art of dyeing and weaving using turn of the century timber shuttle looms. She was also taught the value of keeping customer satisfaction rates high, which she has practiced throughout her career, ensuring customers return for her ideas, advise, technical know-how and ultimately more braid.

  • Melissa Ferguson
    Melissa Ferguson Manager

    Melissa has been working with RibbonTrim for over 16 years and has an in depth knowledge and understanding of the products and services. She provides a level of customer service that is invaluable to our clients, supporting them from initial concept through to delivery.

ribbons | braids | trims, petersham ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, striped grosgrain, diagonal braid, satin ribbon, printed ribbon, diced chequered sillitoe, club & corporate hatbands, school hatbands, wholesale ribbon, wholesale ribbons, ribbon, ribbons

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.

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