Who we are
Ludlow is a trend driven trim and embellishment design company with a long history in manufacturing. Our customer base covers a wide selection of major volume and brand retailers in the UK, Europe and the US.
Our collection encompasses trimmings for swimwear, lingerie, beachwear and ladieswear. The range is divided into a core basics collection driven by price and this is supplemented with our fashion range. Products are wide ranging from beautifully hand crafted mini tassels, macramé, motifs and full crochet bikini sets. Along with a commercially but innovatively designed array of metal and plastic items.
Our head office is in Hong Kong, with our production based in China and EC, and our design team located in Shoreditch, EastLondon.
Our History - recently celebrating 150 years
In 1867, the Great Great Grandfather of the current Managing Director, Simon Goodman, escaped from Poland and set up Ludski B and Son in Commercial Road in Shoreditch, London. Barnet Ludski was a craftsman Goldsmith who made badges, ornaments and other accoutrements by hand for the military. In the initial stages of the company, he also made Medical Instruments. During the 20th century, the business developed into more fashion led products, including buttons, buckles, badges, chain belts and swimwear accessories. In 1933, Ludlow & Co Ltd was created and the factory moved to different sites around London until settling in 1965 on Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, where we are still located today.
With nearly 150 years manufacturing experience, the company has a comprehensive understanding of quality control for accessories and trimmings for beachwear, swimwear and lingerie. Manufacturing predominantly in China with some specialist production in Europe including the UK, Ludlow uses factories with a long and proven track record in quality, with the ability to innovate. We have Oeko-tex approved production for swimwear and lingerie accessories. Every production is subject to in-house testing and independent laboratory analysis is carried out regularly.