STN Braids is a subsidiary of Groupe Fauchille, a French family-run business specialised in manufacturing textile components for technical and luxurious uses. With our 19 factories located in North of Paris , we are proud to guarantee a 100% made-in-France production.
Thanks to our +200 years know-how in weaving ribbons, we have become over the years the leading European manufacturer of ribbons, webbings, braids, elastics, shockcords and any other kind of narrow fabrics.


We’ve been weaving numerous wonderful ribbons, especially double face satin, for more than 220 years. With such a so-french historical background, we have no choice but going on  manufacturing the best silky ribbons  in the world !

Grosgrain …. French name, French ribbon !

The outstanding feature of gros grain is the special  ribbed look and texture, as a contrast to silky appearance of satin ribbon…

For centuries, Cotton and linen ribbons and fabrics have been woven in our factories .

For ages, it has been believed  that they will desappear, replaced by man-made fibers. Actually, we have never delivered as many cotton and linen goods!

We manufacture and print ribbons for the well known luxury brands. As France is known for its unquestionable  luxury capacities, it has unabled us to become the market leader worlwide  in this special business of printed ribbons.

For decades, we have developed a range of top-quality waxed cotton laces, giving to our braided products an inimitable leather-like effect. We can apply this special finish on any kind of cotton product, whether flat or round.

Looking for a splendid bag handle ? We have come up with a line of colored twisted cords in cotton, polyester or nylon. Those Barley Twist cords are also suitable for garment ties and hang tags. Our twisted cords can be supplied spooled, or delivered cut to lenght with metal or plastic T-Aglet.

We are the leading French manufacturer of elastics. We produce round or flat elastics, wether knitted, weaved or braided. We can supply our elastics on spools, cut in lenght, or assembled with metal aglets or plastic ends.

Knowing that not all of our customers are equipped with machines to produce the assemblies they need, we propose to make it for you. Our metal or plastic ends are available in various sizes and finishes.

We produce wire and strings for tag, available in virtually any color, wether rigid or elastic. Those items can be attached in several working lenghts. Braided, twisted or gimped, our know-how is limitless.


STN Braids is a recognized static or dynamic braided or knitted cords manufacturer and is specialized in the design and manufacture of braids that you cannot find anywhere else. We are fearless and will not hesitate to study the most demanding projects in order to offer you the most technically and economically viable solutions.

Looking for a specific shock cord? Ask us for the impossible and we will braid it for you! Each day our R&D department develops elastic cables with out-of-the-ordinary properties. Special strengths, controlled lengthening, increased heat and/or wear tear resistance, we never back down from a challenge.

We manufacture all types of tailor-made braided or knitted sleeving according to our customers’ specifications. Our broad and ultra-modern machinery allows us to conceive the most successful products to offer your the best textile protection possible for your pipes, hydraulic hoses, electric cables… made from mono-filaments or multi-filaments, these sleeves are completely tailor-made with maintaining your products in mind.

Be it braided, knitted, or woven, we offer the most appropriate elastic for your use: jacquard weave for underwear elastic, gimped elastic or latex for industrial use, knitted elastic for tailoring or haberdashery.

We manufacture products in all widths and materials, from the most natural (cotton, linen, hemp) to the most technical (meta-/para-aramid, HMPE, synthetic…) materials. We are the European leaders in strap weaving by a long way. Our customers are all over the world, so like them, join us!

Our machinery of 500 weaving heads that have been renewed in the last 5 years dedicated uniquely to ribbon assures a quality production and peak productivity. Every day 2 million meters of ribbon is woven in our factories!


Our technological means allow us to knit two large families of netting: flat or tubular nets, as rigid as they are elastic, with square, lozenge, or hexagonal mesh, and single or double bed. 

Being assured that our customers are not all tailors, we offer you a tailoring service for straps, braids, cords, elastic… In other words, all our products can be tailored according to your design brief, with the safety that must be done at the same place.

Up from our textile manufacturing, we also have developed a multi-filament polypropylene wire extrusion unit. From 220 dtex to 5,500 dtex, our high-quality yarn can be used in a large number of industrial fields: weaving, furniture, rope straps, filters, geotextiles, technical fabrics.