Our New Ribbons

1.How often do you issue new designs?

We are constantly working on new designs. focusing on two main collections, Spring and Fall. Please register and we'll e-mail you when we post them.


Exclusive Wholesale Ribbons

1.What does Exclusive mean?

All designs in this category are our original designs and those of our designer, Laura Foster Nicholson. Laura creates ribbons exclusively for Renaissance Ribbons and we are the only wholesale source for these designs.


 French Ribbons

1.Which ribbons are included in this imported group?

Our European collection consists mostly of novelty jacquards and basics such as grosgrain, double-faced satin, taffeta, velvet and wired ribbon. They are woven in France on state-of-the-art looms in keeping with their high standards of weaving, materials and original designs. They are not stocked, rather specially ordered and the delivery is 4-5 weeks.


 Custom Ribbons

1.Do you work with customers on their own exclusive designs?

Yes! We often work with our customers to produce their own exclusive designs. See the custom ribbon section


 Usage of Wholesale Ribbons

1.What are your customers doing with your ribbons?

This is a great question and the answers never cease to amaze us! We sell to manufacturers and retailers. Our manufacturers include women's and children's apparel, accessories (shoes, belts, millinery, hand bags, hair bows), doggie couture (collars, leashes, dog beds), stationery (cards, photo albums, picture frames, scrapbooking,), home decor (pillows, table linens, drapery, upholstery), as well as a myriad of giftware manufacturers. Our retailers include fabric stores, quilt stores, needlepoint stores, knitting stores, stationery stores, gift stores and florists.


 Ribbon Widths

1.What is the millimeters to inches conversion for your ribbons?

Our European ribbons and some of our Exclusvie Designs are sized in millimeters. The following is an approximate conversion chart:























Ribbon contents

1. What is the fiber content of your ribbons?

Most of our Exclusive Designs are polyester and washable. Some are cotton or cotton blends and are also washable. The European collection includes polyester, nylon, cotton and linen ribbons. If the fiber content is not listed, please contact us.

2. Tips for sewing and caring for the ribbons



 California Resale

If your business is located in California, we need to receive a copy of your resale certificate

Download this link, fill out and fax back at 530 692 0915, or e-mail at



Terms of Wholesale Ribbon Sales

Our minimum opening order is $150.00

Renaissance Ribbons offers you a large selection of exquisite ribbons and trims. We stock our Exclusive ribbons in California and bring in your orders from our European mills once per month. Please allow four to five weeks for delivery.


Terms: Mastercard, Visa or American Express

Price: All prices are wholesale and quoted in U.S. dollars, F.O.B. California, and are subject to change without notice. Ribbon is sold by full spools only.



Shipping is by UPS unless a special request is made for an alternative method. FedEx or US Mail may add 24 hours for processing. A handling charge will be added.



Backorders will be shipped as soon as goods are available unless customer's order clearly states no backorders.



No return merchandise accepted without authorization. All claims must be reported within 7 days of receipt of goods. Returns are subject to a 20% restocking charge.


Special Note:

Color fastness during dry cleaning and laundering cannot be guaranteed. Please test sample prior to cleaning or dyeing. There may be some variation in actual ribbon color due to different dye lots and the limitations of printing technology.


Production Orders:

Contact our office for information regarding quantity discounts and special orders.



These original ribbon designs are protected by copyright laws.


 Wholesale Registration

1. Do I need to register on-line?

Only if you are a wholesale buyer.

By registering on-line you have access to our wholesale pricing and you can order using our shopping cart. Also, we will notify you of any new products or promotions.


 Ribbon Marketing e-mails

1. By registering, will I receive a lot of marketing e-mails from Renaissance Ribbons?

We only send e-mails featuring new products, announcing our seasonal collections and special promotions. We do not share our mailing list with any other businesses or group.


Ribbon Sales & promotions

1. How often do your ribbons go on sale?

We regularly feature special promotions on our existing product line and occasionally offer old treasures from our warehouse.


 Wholesale Ribbon Shows

1. Where does Renaissance Ribbons exhibit?

We attend wholesale ribbon trade shows for the fashion, gift, sewing, quilting and crafting industries. Please see our Show Schedules to find where we will feature our ribbons next.


 LFNT - Laura Foster Nicholson

1. What does LFNT mean?

This stands for Laura Foster Nicholson Textiles. Laura is our designer and her designs have these letters in the style number. For some of you web readers, be sure to check out her Ribbon Pattern blog!


 Buying Ribbon Retail

1. Where can I buy your ribbons retail?

We have hundreds of retail outlets all around the US. Please contact us for the closest one.