What are narrow fabrics? According to the
Narrow Fabrics Institute, "narrow fabrics as textiles that are no more
than 12 inches (300mm) in width and are made by weaving, knitting or
braiding fibers or yarns with an edge to prevent unraveling."
However, we have also read that narrow fabrics are generally
considered as any textile fabric not exceeding 45
in width with 2 selvedges. Therefore narrow
fabrics include any trimming, elastic,
tape, ribbon, lace, cording
etc.. Narrow fabrics are used for different applications in many
industries. They are most often used
in the garments and home furnishing industry. Therefore, we
are not certain the exact width because the textile industry does not
have a 100% exact standard. Let's just keep in mind that narrow
fabrics are textiles that are rather narrow in width and have edges to
AEC Narrow Fabrics: AEC has
earned its global reputation as a versatile and complete source for high-quality
narrow fabrics matched with superb service. With outstanding manufacturing
facilities and research and development operations in the United States
and Central America, AEC's infinite possibilities address knitted, woven,
elastic and rigid narrow fabrics for the apparel, automotive, bedding, fall
protection, first responders, industrial, medical, military and recreational
industries. Customers value AEC’s extensive offering of fibers and finishes
that can be used to create customized products to address specific performance
AmSafe Bridport (purchased
Arthur Hart webbing): they are a narrow fabric weaving business specialising
in the production of high quality, high specification materials for a variety
of applications for customers worldwide. Aerospace, military, fashion, equestrian,
industrial and electronics are just some of the markets that have identified
applications for narrow woven fabric in their product/process. In fact,
the service offered can be likened to be that of the textile 'engineer'
- the creation of technical solutions using standard and non-standard raw
materials, weave constructions and finishes.
Mills (USA): Producing quality narrow woven fabrics
since 1923, Bally Ribbon Mills has used innovation in design and manufacturing
to become a highly respected leader in the woven narrow fabrics industry.
Bally Ribbon, located in Bally, Pennsylvania , specializes in engineered
woven narrow fabrics, specialty broadcloth and woven structures for medical,
military , safety, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications. Manufacturing
capabilities include tapes, webbing, tubulars, broadcloth, multi-dimensional
woven shapes, nylon, Nomex, Kevlar, polyester, Teflon, graphite, fiberglass,
ceramic, Spectra, PBI/Kevlar, rayon and acrylic fibergroups.
(United Kingdom): Specialist UK manufacturer of woven tape (including
jacquard), webbing and cord made from a wide range of natural & synthetic
fibres, including cotton, nylon, polyester, polypropylene, flame resistant
materials, and conductive and reflective yarns. Webbing can be customised
by woven jacquard logos or over-printed in fast ink. Bowmer Bond is the
largest supplier in the world of PVC coated webbing and ancilliary products
for the manufacture of curtain-sided vehicles, marquees and billboards.
Whether high-tech or standard products, they offer bespoke and stock service
on the largest range of narrow fabrics you will find. If they can't make
it, they will find it for you.
C & S Valkenburg(Netherlands): is a webbing and industrial fabrics
company that manufactures webbing for a wide range of applications in industry,
agriculture, transport and the sport and leisure sector. The company, which
was set up at the beginning of the last century, is established in Scherpenzeel,
the Netherlands. Expertise, quality, reliability and flexibility are the
cornerstones of our company. Through the years, C & S Valkenburg has
amply proven its ability to live up to those terms. Its highly flexible
organization allows C & S Valkenburg to fulfill
the most divergent orders promptly and efficiently.
Cytesa (USA /
Mexico): CYTESA Manufacturing leader of webbings, narrow fabrics, rigid
and elastic webbings, bindings and braiding from 2 mm to 250 mm, for Harnesses,
Slings, Luggage, Sports Clothing and Equipment, Straps, Belts, Industrial
Safety, Garment Industry, Orthopedic and Intimate Apparel, Automotive and
they are a make to order manufacturer, located in Southeastern Mass. Established
in 1979, in a small rented mill space, they have grown through out the years
into a large and diversified source for narrow fabrics. Now within their
modern and clean mill, they produce the highest quality goods, for various
industries. They produce stretch and non stretch webbing.
Ge Lan Textile
(Taiwan): Ge Lan Textile offers a complete selection of premiere quality
Great American Weaving
Corporation(USA): located in Bally, Pennsylvania
is a manufacturer of a variety of narrow woven fabrics such as woven tapes,
ribbons, beltings, webbings, filter fabrics, medical devices, and other
specialty woven items.
K & W Webbing Co.,
Inc.(USA) Manufacturer of elastic and
non-elastic webbing. Address: 403 Roosevelt
Avenue Central Falls, RI 02863 Tel 401-725-4441 Fax 401-725-3483 Email:
[email protected]Contact Name: Krystyna Kozlowski
(Canada): Established in Granby (Qu
bec) in 1931, under the name of Stark Bros Ribbon Corporation, they were
manufacturers of delicate ribbon to be used in fashion, dressmaking and
wrapping industries. In 1988, the company evolved to LaGran Canada,
a Canadian firm with its head office in Granby (Quebec).
Son's / M.W & S (United Kingdom) manufacturer
of high quality woven narrow fabrics since 1860.
Narricot manufactures a full line of commercial tape and webbing products
that are used for recreational applications, such as high performance backpacks,
dog and cat leashes, horse halters, safety harnesses, canvas and awnings,
sandals and apparel, and travel packs and bags. Narricot Industries,
LP, headquartered in Southampton, Pennsylvania, is the leading manufacturer
of woven narrow fabrics in North America. With manufacturing facilities
in Boykins and South Hill, Virginia, Narricot is the number one supplier
of seatbelt webbing to the North American automotive industry. NFA
manufactures and distributes specialty textiles including non-elastic webbing
and tapes, braided Products such as electrical insulation braids, industrial
braids, nylon braids for parachutes, shroud lines and shoe lacings.
Industries Corp. (USA): Narrow Fabric Industries Corp. manufactures
a broad range of narrow fabric products. These products, including both
elastic and non-elastic fabrics, are created on a variety of highly specialized
machinery. The Company is one of the leading manufacturers of narrow elastic
fabrics, and the vast majority of the Company's elastic product line is
sold to well-known manufacturers of women's lingerie. Narrow Fabric also
extrudes silicone onto fabrics that are used in the hosiery and intimate
The Narrow Fabrics
Institute (NFI) defines narrow fabrics as textiles that are no more
than 12 inches (300mm) in width and are made by weaving, knitting or
braiding fibers or yarns with an edge to prevent unraveling. NFI works
to support new technology, specifications and testing. The Division
sells abrasion rods specified in ASTM D6770 and disseminates revenue to
textile-related programs. The Narrow Fabrics Institute provides a
network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop
mutually beneficial relationships. NFI is a division of the Industrial
Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a trade association comprised
of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and
advanced textiles marketplace. IFAI invests more than $8 million each
year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.
Novelty Bias Binding (USA): Novelty Bias Binding is a division of Narrow
Fabrics of America, NFA, was formed in 1982, from the narrow fabrics and
specialty plastics divisions of Chelsea Industries. The divisions of NFA
consist of Charbert Fabrics, Hope Webbing and Novelty Bias Binding, which
together, form one of the largest narrow fabrics manufacturers in the country.
Phone: (401) 495-0110 Toll Free: (800) 854-7139 Fax: (401) 495-0113
Offray Specialty Narrow
Fabrics (OSNF) (USA): engineers and manufactures innovative tapes and
webbing for high performance applications. For high temperature resistance,
fall protection, static protection, personal area networking, UV durability
or biomedical compatibility; they can design narrow fabrics to meet your
unique requirements. Markets they serve include fire fighting, safety, aerospace,
medical, clean room and outdoor acrylic products. Many of these markets
have stringent industry standards, and they certify their products to meet
those requirements. Offray has been owned and operated by the Offray family
since 1876. The company has corporate offices in Chester, NJ and its production
facility in Watsontown, PA,.
Pega (Czech Republic):
they are specialized in the production of an assortment of ribbons, braids,
elastic fabrics and elastic yarns. There extensive product assortment
in this category includes: lines tapes, twilled braids, ribbons, rep ribbons,
plain ribbons, shoemaker braids, wicks, border tapes, fancy ribbons, other
rigid ribbons, webbings, plain elastic ribbons, patterned elastic ribbons,
curtain tapes, fancy patterned elastic ribbons, hollow elastic braids, hatbands,
elastic technical ropes, braided hoses, webbings, soutaches, bookbinding
tapes, heel braids, rickracks, fencing tapes, metal trimmings and cords,
technical and trimming cords, dress trimmings, cords, satin cords, cords,
leonine fancy braids, adjustment bands, fringes, lacets, underwear elastic
knits, swimwear knits, cotton elastic knits - Modal, Mikro, Lyocell, elastic
covered yarns - optex - for the production of socks, elastic tapes, surgical
hosiery, elastic bandages, etc.
International (India) Manufacturers & Exporters
of Narrow Woven Tapes, Ribbons, Laces, Webbing, Twill Tapes, Cord,
Dori, Polyester Binding/Border/Edging Tapes for Foam/Spring/Coir
Mattresses, Polyester / Polypropylene / Cotton Curtain Tapes, High
Quality Elastic Tapes/Webbing, Jacquard Tapes & Traditional
Indian Tapes. They are also engaged into the manufacturing
of Polyester Sewing Threads under the brand name of "MONGOOSE"
and " PRIMUS ". The R.R. Group is established since 1970.
(United Kingdom): In addition to their standard range of products, Selectus
Limited are pleased to be able to offer a contract narrow fabric manufacturing
service, covering all aspects from the design and development through to
the weaving, dyeing and finishing of products suitable for uses in many
industries. A rich range of today's designs and colors makes Selectus
the first choice for Panda
ribbons and narrow fabrics from satins, taffetas, failles, woven and printed
fancies, tartans, metallics to velvets, bindings, petershams and galloons.
The boning specially created by Selectus to give shape and support to strapless
garments, evening wear, theatrical costumes, soft toys and craft uses.
S.I.R. Webbing, Inc., based in north New Jersey, is a sales organization
aligned with premiere domestic and international manufacturers. They
have an extensive inventory of webbings made in polypropylene, nylon, polyester,
cotton and elastic for use in myriad industries. Their unparalleled inventory
allows them to meet their customers' needs quickly and economically.
They also can develop new webbings to meet your unique specifications.
(USA): Sturges Manufacturing was founded in 1907 - they are a manufacturer
of custom webbing and finished straps, poised to provide only the finest
combination of materials, colors, patterns, and hardware for your specific
applications and requirements. Their success is built on a foundation
of innovation, superior quality, and premier customer service. They
provide bulk material and finished straps to a wide variety of industries.