Supplier Profile: ETC Supplies

Reliability, longevity and strength

Founded in 1991, ETC Supplies is the UK’s leading provider of embroidery supplies. Predominantly operating within the garment decoration industry, ETC has established a leading position within the sector and is held in high regard for the quality and reliability of its offering, which has ensured the longevity and strength of the company’s operations.


TC Supplies offers a wide range of embroidery products to consumers based both in the UK and Europe. The company’s products span several categories, including embroidery thread, embroidery backings and other related consumables. ETC also caters for all embroidery machine types, across every sector of the market. ETC specialises in job specific embroidery backings and other related consumables, for which a complete stock service is given and free technical help and assistance is provided along with other back up services.

Product spotlight Three helpful embroidery tools you’ll want (and need!) I

f you’ve ever struggled with machine embroidery, it’s possible that you didn’t have the right tools to complete your project effectively.

Embroidery tools and accessories make it faster and easier to embroider on a wide variety of items, correct mistakes and even prevent mistakes.

While there are so many helpful tools available on ETC’s website, these tools have been narrowed down to just three every embroider should consider adding to their toolbox. Do you have any of these tools in your embroidery stash yet?

1) Mighty Hoops – take the stress out of framing The Mighty Hoop is a strong magnetic hoop, which can be used on almost any embroidery machine.

If you own these hoops, you probably use them for just about everything you can. Why?

These ‘mighty’ hoops essentially hoop the material themselves. Although they’re shaped similarly to regular hoops, these hoops contain magnets that cling together instantly when they meet. There is no need to adjust the outer ring of the hoop, because it holds the garment with magnetic force, and automatically adjusts for different thicknesses. This reduces time spent hooping and allows you to easily hoop thick items. Pro tip: These hoops also help reduce hoop burn, which are the marks left behind by the hoop on your fabric, making it great for delicate items that are prone to hoop burn like satin.

2) The HoopMaster The HoopMaster is perfect for those who struggle to reach consistent design placement. This hooping station’s placement guides reveal exactly where to place your design according to the shirt and hoop size.

If you’re looking for quick and easy design placement and hooping, the Hoopmaster will undoubtedly cut the time it takes to complete bulk orders, maximizing productivity within your business!

3) Tension Gauge In machine embroidery, proper thread tension is crucial to ensure smooth operation.

Machine embroidery tension gauges allow you to measure your thread tension setting and adjust it until you’ve reached the proper setting. Top thread tension gauges are hooked to the top thread from the presser foot.

By pulling on the thread, you can determine the tension the embroidery machine is applying on the thread.

Across embroidery backing, ETC provides the largest and most diverse range in Europe. Its product

partnerships include Gutermann, Mighty Hoops, Durkee Hoops, EMS Clamping Systems and Towa to guarantee a quality-first approach. ETC also has the largest selection of consumables for domestic Brother PR and Babylock machines.

Out with embroidery supplies, ETC offers a replacement parts service and supplies accessories, such as scissors, files, unpackers, sharpeners and cutting mats. This allows the team to fulfil the

end-to-end requirements of embroiderers’ evolving needs, particularly in the current climate; rapidly amending its product range to cater to COVID-19 related embroidery needs. ETC has an unrivalled reputation within the sector and is highly regarded as a dedicated, forward-thinking and professional service provider. This is supported by a knowledgeable workforce and a long-standing relationship with over 4,000 active customers.

Please do reach out to the team at ETC Supplies with any questions or product queries, as well as visiting the website for the company’s entire product range.

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