Satab: A family business steeped in the ribbon tradition

SATAB, the French and European narrow textile leader, is an independent family business creating, weaving, braiding and knitting ribbons, braids, webbing, cords and other narrow textile items in the heart of the historical cradle of the ribbon manufacturing tradition: the Saint-Etienne region.

Located since 1905 in the village of Saint-Just-Malmont, over the years SATAB has become the European benchmark in ribbon manufacture combining high-tech production means and traditional expertise with the emphasis on permanent dynamic innovation.

Extensive French-style expertise

Backed by over a century of sound experience in production expertise forward-thinking trends and transforming them into ribbons, SATAB has now spread its skills across 6 divisions: fashion, packaging, la home decoration, haberdashery and arts and crafts, industry and health.

SATAB’s signature brand “Designing your solution” vouches for its dedication to each customer and the guarantee of an exceptional service. This gives rise to bespoke responses to all requirements with a rare mix of artisanal and industrial expertise.

SATAB boasts the biggest active fleet of wooden “shuttle” looms. These old looms call for complex and essential artisanal experience enabling us to be awarded the EVP (Living Heritage Company) label.

On the other hand, our up-to-the-minute production means with modern automatic looms provide boundless solutions to our customers. The SATAB production is fully in-house, made-in-France. Over 400 packages are delivered per day in 72 countries and over the 5 continents. The entire production process and organisation is ISO 9001 certified.


Ref 7429: « EVERGLADES » metallic jacquard- jacquard made on a traditional loom, new jacquards mixing 3D and lurex, perfect for headgear, highlighting a yoke on a seasonal entry coat, a dress, produced Oekotex.

Ref 7011: grosgrain shuttle 100% cotton made on traditional craft beautiful stripe on grosgrain shuttle, rather sharp fashion colors and more standard colors in the air time market PAP, perfect on the length of trousers, tightening link for homewear, Oekotex product manufactured on a traditional craft (shuttle craft).


Ref 2755: gloss polyester webbing: 2 new colors, a brown and a bordeaux, perfect strap for the leather goods chic, beautiful shine and very soft touch, product Oekotex.

Ref 2519: eccentric stripes on grosgrain polyester, in the air of the time of the PAP market, length of trousers, tie-rod for homewear, Oekotex product.