Welcome to Trimming Shop and thank you for visiting our website.
Based in Essex, Trimming Shop is a family-run business that was founded back in 1985. Today, we are one of the UKs biggest importers, retailers and wholesalers of event décor, haberdashery & sewing supplies and arts & crafts products.
Our objective is simple; offer a huge range of interesting, innovative, creative and practical solutions at ultra-competitive prices, along with best-in-class levels of customer service that will make you want to come back to us again and again.
We welcome orders of all sizes and values from both the public and trade customers, plus, we offer free UK delivery on every purchase.
Trimming Shop started out as a factory in West London back in 1985. The creative force behind this venture was Ramesh, who employed 50 or so locals to hand craft and manufacture various types of art & craft accessories.
The business proved to be an incredible success for Ramesh, known fondly as “James Bond” by the local community thanks to his penchant for naming product ranges and other business interests after the famous British spy.
In fact, Trimming Shop - the factory was still going strong right up until the sad and untimely passing of Ramesh in 2009. But, as the saying goes, out of adversity comes opportunity. And so, after a childhood spent inside workshops and learning about tools & techniques, the baton was passed from Ramesh to his eldest son, Ash.
Ash decided to combine what he had learned from his father with the business acumen he had developed in later years, to open an online one-stop craft supply shop. The name of the company? Trimming Shop 007, of course!
Initially, this was an eBay shop that he was operating from his own bedroom. Entire days and nights were spent building the business from scratch to the point where every single square inch of floor space was taken up.
Over the next couple of years, Ash moved the business from his bedroom to his shed and then into a 900 sq. ft. garage as sales grew exponentially.
In 2016, Ash took the risky decision to not only move to a warehouse but also take on some employees with the aim of increasing the product range and improving customer service levels. Thankfully, fortune favoured the brave and Ash’s bold move saw the business go from strength to strength.
Since then, expansion has been the name of the game; employee numbers, product ranges, orders and sales channels have all increased. Today we have a workforce of 40+ staff selling over 17,000 product lines in over 30 countries worldwide which can be purchased via a number of marketplaces including this website, Amazon, Etsy and Wayfair, as well as the same eBay store that was the launchpad for our online success.
With Ash’s vision, passion and determination, we look forward to the next chapter in Trimming Shop’s story and we hope you’ll be there with us to share our journey.