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About Dritz

The Dritz story spans nearly 100 years, and encompasses tens of thousands of creative products. What began as a family business in 1920s New York City, is today a storied brand that is recognized by DIY enthusiasts around the world. 

Ideas that inspire.

Products that make.

Techniques that endure.

That's Dritz.

Our History

In the 1920s, John Dritz & Sons was a family business that sold beaded handbags in New York City. Over the years, John Dritz & Sons also developed innovative sewing notions and gadgets, such as seam rippers, zippers and electric scissors.

In 1969, the Dritz family sold the business; in the next 20 years it changed hands again. In 1988 it was acquired by the Prym family of Germany and named the Prym-Dritz Corporation. In 2005, the Prym-Dritz Corporation changed its name to Prym Consumer USA, positioning Dritz as the key brand in its portfolio of creative products.

Our Promise

Today, Dritz embodies a heritage of quality, value and innovation. Sewists and quilters alike turn to Dritz for top-notch quilting and sewing supplies. Dritz is conveniently sold via mass merchants, independent shops and online retailers, so it’s readily available where and when you need it.