Having trouble finding fashion trimmings made in Britain? Thought no one made zips, buttons or bindings here anymore? We’ve found several suppliers who can help
We’ve compiled a list of trims manufactured in the UK. From buckles to buttons, shoulder pads to zips, our list will help you source the components to make your products truly ‘made in Britain’.
Abbey England is an equestrian wholesale supplier offering leather, fittings and metal work from their own foundry in Walsall. Founded in 1982 to supply the equestrian markets, they now supply many different customers in the fashion industry. They are also an exhibitor at our event.
Set up in 2013 to save the last remaining UK horn button manufacturer, Courtney & Co are one of very few button manufacturers in the UK, and are the only ones to make natural buttons here. They are also an exhibitor at our event.
Using some of the latest production machinery, Zipex manufacturer both plastic and spiral chain zips with a range of fashion sliders. They can manufacture bespoke zip designs and offer expert advice.
Bowmer Bond is a specialist webbing manufacturer based in the uk supplying finished webbing for many different market sectors. The ‘Heritage by Bowmer Bond’ range of webbings are manufactured within their 150 year old Ashbourne mill and represent a return to the original method of narrow fabric weaving. They are also an exhibitor at our event.
K Stevens Binding
K Stevens is a family run business which has been manufacturing bias binding, bias tape, bias PVC, leather and PU/PVC strappings and trimmings, piping cord, covered buckles, covered buttons, and belts for over 30 years. They can offer bindings as a bespoke product in various styles.
Beresford Ribbons was founded in 1858 supplying a range of ribbons, bows and trims. The company has the ability to offer a bespoke service to customers, incorporating anything the client requires, be it their own pattern on a ribbon, to logos and labels.
Trimfast are manufacturers of knitted ribs, collars and cuffs with over 40 years experience.
Established in 1974, Cole Fabrics’ produces ribbon and packaging solutions for multinational luxury brands, high street retailers, garment manufacturers and many other sectors. They operate in the UK, and their head quarters are in Nottingham.
Button Covering Services
Established in 1982, Button Covering Services provides a prompt postal service for dressmakers, bridal designers, couture houses, soft furnishers and upholsterers. Their covered buttons are made with aluminium tops and either plastic or aluminium backs, covered in the customers own fabric.
Jacquard Weaving are specialist manufacturers of woven and embroidered club and corporate identify. All their products are made to customer specifications using latest technology in their UK mill. Their products include epaulettes, linings, waistcoats etc. and woven premier labels, laser cut to any shape or size.
EJS Design Company Ltd. is a family run business based in Port Talbot in South Wales. They specialise in the design and manufacture of shoulder pads, sleeve rolls and interlinings for the manufacture of garments and the global clothing industry.
Firmin & Sons
Firmin & Sons has the honour to be appointed to the Royal Household as Insignia, Buttons and Accessories manufacturers to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The company was established in 1655 making them the oldest established manufacturer in the UK. Firmin & Sons manufacture metal buttons and can produce bespoke designs to your requirements.
Hand & Lock
Established in 1767 Hand & Lock are atelier specialising in embroidery, goldwork, tambour beading, and silkshading, . In their central London atelier they offer a range of services from hand monograms and bridal customisation to goldwork blazer badges and machine embroidered logos.
H Seal & Co. Ltd first began weaving in Leicester in 1898. They remain a privately owned family business manufacturing woven and knitted elastic, bespoke to customer requirements, in the UK.
The Brody group of companies first started trading in 1938 in the East End of London. They started making sequins and sequin trimming in the 1970s and are today the only company in Europe that still does this. They have a range of made in Britain haberdashery goods with low minimum order quantities.
If you know of any other British-made trim manufacturers, and can help us add to our list, please write a comment below.