About Us

Trimmings by Design is steeped in over two hundred years of history and is located in an old Rolls-Royce building in the very heart of England, approximately 130 miles north of London.

The Company was formed in 1999 bringing together two very specialist decorative trimmings manufacturers, A.J.Worthington Ltd and The Nottingham Braid Co Ltd.

A. J. Worthington can trace its history back to 1803 going under the name of James Goostrey & Co. who manufactured silk sewing threads. In 1954 the company then went on to supply the interior and fashion markets.
Nottingham Braid Co. was founded back in 1911, designing and supplying crochet knitted trimmings to the lingerie and fashion trades. In 1977 the company acquired A. Sindall Ltd. of London, who brought weaving expertise as designers and manufacturers of high quality trimmings enhancing the company’s reputation for craftsmanship and service.

Today, Trimmings by Design is an independent company whose diverse approach to passementerie together with its wealth of knowledge and experience, enforces its role as one of the world’s leading trimmings manufacturers.

Meet the team