Braid and cords


replacement laces for DeWalt and Caterpillar safety bootsFabmania has around 100 braiding machines.

For making flat braid we have machines with 9, 17, 25, 37 and 41 spindles. These can make widths from around 3 mm to 30 mm.

For making round cord, we operate machines with 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 spindles. These can make cords from 1 mm to around 10 mm diameters.

With over 500 established designs, many of which can be modified by varying type and thickness of yarns, we offer an almost unlimited range of possibilities.

By using our extensive range of stock yarns we are able to offer our customers short manufacturing lead times of around 1 to 2 weeks

Our minimum order quantity for any type of cord product is usually around 500 metres.



Waxed cotton cord and laces.


replacement laces for DeWalt and Caterpillar safety bootsRound cotton cords from 1 mm to 6 mm diameter and flat cotton cords from 2 mm to 8 mm width can be processed through our wax finishing machine. The cord is polished as it traverses across three sets of rotating roller brushes.

The process gives the cords an attractive sheen and provides a degree of waterproofing.

End uses for waxed cotton cords include cordage for retail swing tickets, boot and shoe laces and a variety of applications in clothing.

We offer a range of around 15 stock cotton yarns which can be used to make waxed cord with a minimum order requirement of around 500 metres. A further 200 standard colours can be dyed within 2 weeks although these require larger order quantities.





Finishing operations

Customers can specify their cord order to be supplied on reels, heat cut to length, cold cut to length, converted into shoelaces with acetate ends, metal ends and treasury tags.

Samples from Fabmania's library of braid and cord designs

Most of the sample designs displayed below can be made in dozens of alternative colours, often a design in polyester can be reproduced using alternative yarn types such as nylon, cotton etc