Key numbers

  • Over 40,000 products in stock
  • Production capacity of 5 million metres per week
  • Manpower of 250

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.

Start of a trimming business
First needle looms
1st ribbon manufacturer to incorporate dyeing
1st ribbon manufacturer to incorporate printing
Development of a logistics hub
Structuring of a 1,000 m2 R&D centre
ISO 9001 certification
Setting up of an Innovation Division
New signature: Designing your solutions: Solutions for Fashion, Packaging, Home, Consumer, Industry, Health
Integration of a Marketing Division
Start of the digital transformation
Launching of the e-NF range : a worldwide innovation
Development of a range of eco-responsible products
Procedure for obtaining GOTS and ISO 14001 certification
Your imagination knows no bounds and neither do our solutions... Our teams are specialised per division and ever-focused on your needs.