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How to Choose the Best Material to Make a Flag

How to Choose the Best Material to Make a Flag

You might be considering making a flag for your business or some other specific purpose. While having a flag made seems simple enough, there are some things to consider and, possibly the most important component to think about, is the material it will be made from. Read More
Waterproof Fabrics - What You Need To Know 

Waterproof Fabrics - What You Need To Know 

Waterproof fabrics can be used for numerous purposes around the home and in businesses. In some instances, having a fabric that is waterproof is a necessity, such as waterproof outdoor fabric. Learn more about waterproof fabrics so you can make the right choice for your project. 
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A Basic Guide to Printable Self Adhesive Vinyl and Its Products

A Basic Guide to Printable Self Adhesive Vinyl and Its Products

There are important things in life that you want to protect because they have functional, aesthetic or personal value. However, there are lots of potentially destructive elements out there that can take away the value or functionality of these things. Environmental elements like heat, sunlight, wind and rain can eat away at under-protected surfaces, causing them to fade, tear or lose their function in some way.  

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Ronnie's Ramble Episode 12: Maintaing Passion for Your Work

Ronnie's Ramble Episode 12: Maintaing Passion for Your Work

When working within the same industry for many years, it’s understandable for many to feel burnt-out or bored of their work – Somehow Ronnie manages to bypass this and retain a huge love for the work Ricky Richards does. We wanted to sit down and ask how he maintains such a strong passion for his work.  Read More
Ronnie's Ramble Episode 11: Staying Innovative

Ronnie's Ramble Episode 11: Staying Innovative

For a business that opened its doors so long ago, you may be wondering just how does it stay innovative and keep up with the ever-changing needs of their loyal customer base? 

We had a chance to catch up with Ronnie to hear his thoughts on Ricky Richard’s success in staying on-trend and innovating their product line over the years. 

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The Manufacture and Characteristics of Mesh Fabric

The Manufacture and Characteristics of Mesh Fabric

Have you ever used a golf simulator and struck the ball so perfectly that it must've hit the screen at a hundred kilometres per hour? Chances are that the strong, flexible fabric that you were smashing the ball into was mesh fabric. Have you sat in the outdoor area of your mates place and noticed the external blinds which protect you from the weather? Or, maybe you like to wear those really breathable mesh athletic shirts. Always a good choice when you need a strong, durable material, mesh fabric serves many purposes in many environments.   Read More
Technology In Textiles - Under the Surface

Technology In Textiles - Under the Surface

For some people it may be a challenge to think of fabric as “cutting-edge” technology, but the textile industry is continually being transformed by new methods and materials. As with many other fields, the impact of technology on textile industry innovations will only accelerate in the years to come. Read More
Choosing the Best Fabric for Your Awning

Choosing the Best Fabric for Your Awning

Awnings offer many great benefits for your home or business - from providing shade to advertising your store. If you’re looking for a simple and affordable solution to make your outdoor spaces more comfortable and accessible awnings may be just what you need.   Read More
Sofia’s story

Sofia’s story

18-month-old Sofia is now a happy and cheeky baby who loves cuddles. However, for first-time parents Kate and Jonathon, the newborn bubble was quickly burst when they realised something wasn’t quite right with their daughter Read More
What is Glacier Clear PVC and what is it used for?

What is Glacier Clear PVC and what is it used for?

If you’d love a solution to help you enjoy your outdoor areas during the Winter but not sure how, consider Ricky Richards' Glacier Clear PVC. It offers a perfect way to extend a space, whilst offering full protection from the elements in the colder months. Read More
Sioen & Ricky Richards – dedicated to social responsibility

Sioen & Ricky Richards – dedicated to social responsibility

As corporate social responsibility begins to take hold within the business world, at Ricky Richards, our aim is to ensure that this is not just another buzzword that we pay lip service too. Read on to find out about the shared social responsibility goals of our partner Sioen & Ricky Richards. Read More
Using fabric for your home interiors - fabric & textile guide 

Using fabric for your home interiors - fabric & textile guide 

When it comes to the interior of your home, you naturally want it to look its best. Much of interior decorating can depend on fabrics, such as for curtains, furniture and even for decorating the walls. In this guide, we’ll be looking at fabrics, printable textiles and products for your home’s interior. Read More
Which is the best fabric for outdoor curtains? 

Which is the best fabric for outdoor curtains? 

Are you thinking about adding some outdoor curtains to your home, place of work or an event? If so, you’re probably wondering what the best material is for outdoor curtains. This will depend on their purpose and application. This post will take a look at the best fabrics for outdoor curtains, giving you a better understanding of what to look for. Read More
11 steps to finding the perfect shade sail fabric

11 steps to finding the perfect shade sail fabric

A shade sail is a great addition to your outdoor space but finding the most appropriate shade sail fabric for your needs will depend on several factors. Let’s look at the 11 steps in the process of choosing the right fabric for your shade sail so you can make an educated choice. 

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8 compelling reasons why you need outdoor upholstery

8 compelling reasons why you need outdoor upholstery

When you think of furniture and home décor, outdoor upholstery is perhaps not the first thing that comes to your mind. Typically, people simply invest in their indoor furniture without paying much thought to the furniture for their patios or outdoor areas.  

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How is Squid applied?

How is Squid applied?

Squid is popular because of its versatility and ease of use, it can be cut in any size and simple to apply which is what we’ll be covering in this video. Read More
What is Squid and it's applications?

What is Squid and it's applications?

Blinds and shutters are great for privacy but do end up blocking most of the sun’s natural light and of course your own view. Adhesive window films on the other hand can reduce privacy but aren’t easy to set up and can sometimes have a cheap plastic finish. Read More
Australia’s biggest Bakslap event

Australia’s biggest Bakslap event

Last year more than 1,000 people packed Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast Queensland for the inaugural Australia’s Biggest Bakslap event to get as many people together applying sunscreen as possible [...]

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Best Textiles For Caravanning And Camping

Best Textiles For Caravanning And Camping

When going caravanning or camping one of the key things that the traveller needs is, protection against the elements. To underestimate the value of a high-quality camping fabric or caravan fabric which will probably be waterproof canvas or PVC fabric is to potentially lead to a problem during your holiday.

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Marine Fabrics

Marine Fabrics

Marine Fabrics available from Ricky Ricky is excited to announce that they now offer a complete range of Marine fabrics to suit every […] Read More
The Docril Collection

The Docril Collection

It was the year 2000. Having identified an opportunity in the market, Norman Gottlieb set off overseas to research new textiles for […] Read More
Melanoma March

Melanoma March

Ricky secures Principal Partnership of Melanoma March It is no secret that Ricky is a proud supporter of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA). […] Read More
Marguerite’s Story

Marguerite’s Story

A promising future for Marguerite Our Ricky Richards tradition continues this year as we give thought to those less fortunate and support […] Read More
Sculpture By the Sea

Sculpture By the Sea

Ricky partners with Goldberg Aberline Studios for Sculpture by the Sea. In August this year, Ricky Richards was asked to partner with […] Read More
Horse Rugs

Horse Rugs

How to choose the right horse rug fabric? As a horse owner or breeder, you often rug up your horses during winter […] Read More
Printable Wallcoverings

Printable Wallcoverings

Printable wall coverings for your home or office   Printable wallcoverings such as wallpapers or textured fabrics are used to great effect to beautify […] Read More
Awning Fabrics

Awning Fabrics

What type of fabric do you use for awnings? The dictionary describes an awning as a sheet of canvas or other material […] Read More
Retractable Awnings

Retractable Awnings

5 benefits of retractable awnings   1- Protection Retractable awnings provide protection from the sun’s harsh rays. While we often think about people […] Read More
Shade Sails Benefits

Shade Sails Benefits

Shade sails are more than protection from the sun. Most people think of shade sails and relate them directly to sun protection. […] Read More
Self adhesive vinyl

Self adhesive vinyl

What are different types of self adhesive vinyl? Self adhesive vinyl is a PVC film that has a sticky back for installation […] Read More
Banner Material

Banner Material

How to choose the best Banner material for your next advertising project?   There are many printable banner material types in the […] Read More
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

How to make Winter camping a breeze? Camping during the Australian Winter is a popular and fun activity. With so many families […] Read More
Chloe’s Story

Chloe’s Story

When five-year-old Chloe couldn’t shake what appeared to be gastro, her parents took her to their local emergency department. Chloe was checked […] Read More
Sports & Leisure

Sports & Leisure

It is no secret that Ricky Richards are stockists of an extensive range of textiles for diversified applications, and one core area […] Read More