Welcome to Palladia! We are a wholesale and retail supplier of fabric trims specializing in high-quality European metallic trims. All of our metallic gimps, galloons, cords, and laces come from some of the best European makers, and we think you’ll be thrilled to discover their beauty. We also carry quality Asian jacquards, and are always looking to add styles and vintage items so there’s always something new.
Our customers include costume, prop, and accessory designers, movie-production studios, interior designers, clerical vestment makers, and others who are looking for the highest quality in materials and craftsmanship. Our trims have been seen on the silver screen and on the stages of the New York City Ballet, Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Guthrie Theater, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Canadian Opera Company, and the Seattle Opera—amongst many others.
We strive to provide exceptional customer service - We've been around for decades, and built our reputation on both quality trimmings and the best in customer service. We work hard to ship your order as quickly as possible—usually within 12-24 hours. We also understand sewing techniques and construction, so we can advise you as to what might work best for your project. Color, weight, texture, flexibility, and strength are all part of the equation when choosing trim. Let us know if you have questions or need help sourcing a trim—we aim to be the company you turn to again and again.
We appreciate quality and authenticity—and know you do, too! - My own experience comes from years of sewing and creating, taught to me by my mother from an early age. As a teenager, I spent many hours wandering through the fabric section of the small local department store, studying the textiles and pattern books as I searched for something new and challenging to make. Jump ahead a few years, and I was off to study history in Europe for a decade, living in Oxford and later Vienna, which gave me unparalleled opportunities to absorb and delight in the decorative arts of so many different historical eras. These sensibilities—together with a love for the intricacies of historical costume and the cultures that produced them—inspire my passion for bringing these beautiful trims to you.
With best regards,
Nancy Blakestad, Owner