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Part of Trimming Shop 007

Trimming Shop is an independent specialist retailer that forms part of a larger but family-run group, Trimming Shop 007 Ltd. Both retail businesses within the group; Trimming Shop and Event Decor Shop, are aimed at different markets, but share the same values – quality products and unbeatable prices combined with a customer-first approach.

Trimming Shop

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.

Why Buy From Trimming Shop?

Aside from our wide range of quality products at unbeatable prices, we offer FREE standard delivery for all UK mainland orders, plus FREE next-working day delivery for all UK mainland orders over £40. We also back every order with our 30-day money-back guarantee, giving you complete confidence.

What's more, you can also spread the cost of your purchase over 3 interest-free payments with Klarna, and earn reward points on every order with our loyalty program

All of this is underpinned by our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team who are on-hand to help you every step of the way from our 25,000sq ft warehouse, showroom and head office, based in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

No order is too small or too big for us. Whether you're helping out with a school crafting project, need to replace a lost button, or planning to create your own line of clothes, we'll be able to accommodate your needs. We also welcome business customers, from one-man bands to large companies, including fashion houses, professional leather workers, entrepreneurial designers, tailors, and cobblers. If you would like to open a trade account with us, please click here.