For the founders of Jimmy Aboud, this twin island republic, nestled in the southernmost part of the Caribbean just 361 miles from the South American coast, has been a hotbed of talent, culture, music, steel pan, Carnival and soul for decades.With a colourful history - having first been inhabited by Amerindians, then in the hands of the British, French, Dutch, Spanish and Courlanders - Trinidad and Tobago has a wealthy cultural foundation.
The more than 1.3 million people demonstrate that unique history with a talent and flair that is best demonstrated by our historic Carnival celebrations. Our gift to the world, Carnival brings together art, music and the soul of a people with limitless talent. Coupled with the steel pan, which was invented in Trinidad from the bases of the ever-present oil drums, Trinidad has created unique customs and traditions that have persevered through time.The country, whose main industry is oil and gas, has turned this natural advantage into thriving business sectors from manufacturing to finance and has truly become the Caribbean's hub of master creativity.The country, whose main industry is oil and gas, has turned this natural advantage into thriving business sectors from manufacturing to finance and has truly become the Caribbean's hub of master creativity.On this platform of creativity and business, Jimmy Aboud has created a bustling enterprise in providing textiles to all players in the industry from the small homemaker to the conglomerates who need high quality materials for corporate work wear.
Jimmy Aboud 'The Textile King' founded this company in 1949. Before this landmark moment, however, Jimmy helped his father (a peddler and haberdashery merchant) in the 1930s and 1940s while he put himself through school. Since its inception, the Jimmy Aboud establishment has grown its variety and span of products. Now, the purchasers at Jimmy Aboud scour the globe for the best natural and synthetic fabrics, even carrying ranges of exclusive textiles from its base in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, which enhances the options customers have according to their needs.
The company provides unique fabrics to the whole Caribbean, and the Americas and regularly received enquiries from Europe and the USA.
Travelling to Trinidad and Tobago
The Caribbean region is served with daily flights to Trinidad and Tobago, mainly via Caribbean Airlines (formerly BWIA) and LIAT; and the Port-of-Spain base of Jimmy Aboud, 'The Textile King' is within 30 minutes from Piarco International Airport. For flights from your home all over the world and hotels that showcase the warm heart and creative soul of Trinidad and Tobago, visit T&T's official guide site: http://www.gotrinidadandtobago.com/home/home.php
Following in the tradition of dry goods merchants, of the early 1900s, Jimmy Aboud maintains a down to earth store with a staggering selection of fabrics and accessories from all over the world. A visitor to the market-style stop will easily get lost in the colours, textures and choices but one thing is certain, they will never forget the experience and they will usually find what they are looking for! This website seeks to bring that unique Jimmy Aboud experience to those who may or may not be able to indulge in the downtown Port-of-Spain experience. We provide you with a taste of the offerings and an understanding of the lengths we go to bring it all under one roof for our customers.
In celebrating the creative culture of our beloved Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Caribbean, Jimmy Aboud simply provides the fabric of daily life for a variety of peoples.
On request, we will usually send small sample cuttings of dress fabric by regular mail at no cost. We cannot send full colour cards because of the limited supply of these sample cards. If you require samples by courier, please provide us with your courier account number or please provide us with a credit card authorization form in the amount of US$25.00 for most Caribbean Islands.
Several choices are available for shipping to the region.
Courier - For smaller packages up to 10 Lbs we recommend LIAT® Quick Pak® which accepts freight collect. We also enjoy a volume discount with FedEx but FedEx does not accept Freight Collect and you will be required to pay the freight in advance. For larger packages over 30/40 Lbs we recommend air freight or sea freight.
Air freight - For small shipments LIAT serves all of the Caribbean islands with daily service from Trinidad. Caribbean Airlines serves Barbados, Antigua, St. Martin, Jamaica and Guyana on an almost daily basis.
Ocean Freight - For much larger shipments there is weekly sea freight to Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and Jamaica. Sea freight service is available for all other Islands on a weekly and fortnightly basis.
Sample policy - On request we will usually send small sample cuttings of dress fabric by regular mail at no cost. We cannot send full colour cards because of the limited supply of these sample cards. If you require samples by courier please provide us with your courier account number or please provide us with a credit card authorization form in the amount of US$25.00 for most Caribbean Islands
From its Port-of-Spain base in Trinidad and Tobago, Jimmy Aboud showcases in a marketplace atmosphere, the textiles and textures of the world. In this section, we highlight the range of uses of the fabrics offered from Carnival in the Caribbean and the world to uniform and corporate wear, marine canvas, home furnishings, bridal wear and more.
Again, Jimmy Aboud offers exclusive African prints, tropical patterns, natural and synthetic fabrics within a quality, high value store. Our array of cottons alone is staggering and so, within our competitive pricing model, we offer textiles, fabrics, threads, yarns, fibres ...the tapestry of Caribbean life.
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‘The Textile King’
Showrooms & Offices
Corner of Queen & Henry Street
Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Telephone: (868) 625-2904
Fax: (868) 623-2313