Technical Textiles

Why is Ricky Richards Australia's largest and most preferred technical fabric supplier?
Ricky is an Australian family business that stands alongside our customers and right behind our products.
At Ricky Richards, we are experts in technical textiles. We stock high-quality fabrics from around the globe to provide fabricators with raw materials so that they can manufacture finished products for Australian businesses and throughout homes.

Over the course of more than three decades, we have built relationships with world-renowned suppliers allowing us to pass on the latest knowledge and experience to our valued customers. Most of our technical textiles have been carefully created by these suppliers to withstand the harsh environment in Australia.

From fabrics used in large shade structures and commercial tents all the way down to marine upholstery fabric and canvas material for agricultural applications, we have you covered.

If you are unsure of the best type of technical textile for your project, feel free to contact our team of experts. They will be happy to assist you in selecting the most appropriate Ricky fabric for the job at hand.

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Marine

We offer a complete range of Marine fabrics that have been carefully created to ensure long lasting projects within the boating industry.

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Caravan &
Camping

We supply a wide range of textiles suitable for the caravan and camping industry which have been specifically designed for outdoor use during the Australian Summer season.

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Tents &
Marquees

Durable and robust textiles are required for all tents and marquees. Whether it be for a promotional pop-up tent or a large marquee for a wedding, we have the right textiles for the structure.

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Sporting

Wear and tear through repeated use is unavoidable when it comes to sporting products, however, selecting the right textiles for the sports equipment can help.

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Transportation

Part of transporting goods is ensuring they arrive undamaged and in mint condition. We ensure only the best textiles are on offer when it comes to transportation.

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Tensile
Architecture

Available from Type 0 to Type 5, our PVC tensile structure fabrics have a PVDF coating both sides, are strong, stable and abrasion-resistant. The complete range is waterproof, UV stabilised, and FR treated.

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Shade
Structures

Our shade fabrics can be used for shade sails and structures at various locations, including car parks, playgrounds, theme parks, swimming pools, sporting areas, schools and council recreation areas, as well as for all domestic applications. They are supported by a 10- and 15-year warranty.

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Construction &
Mining

The textiles used in construction and mining applications must fire retardant, heavy duty and suitable for extreme weather conditions. We have a variety of textiles that fit in this category.

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Agriculture &
Horticulture

A selection of our textiles have been tried and tested in the agricultural industry and these textiles perform well in all applications.

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Healthcare

Anti-bacterial, anti-mildew and fire retardant are popular features to look for in textiles suitable for the healthcare industry.

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Liquid
Storage

Textiles that are ideal for water bladders, packaging and covering dry foods and liquids can be found in our liquid storage category.

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Your Key Contacts

Meet the division experts

Darren Best

National Sales Manager - Textiles

Victoria and Tasmania

Phone: 0488 179 772
Email: Darrenb@rickyrichards.com.au

Jeff Tchung

Business Development Manager

ACT, New South Wales, South Australia

Phone: 0407 109 023
Email: jeffreyt@rickyrichards.com.au

Darren Best

National Sales Manager – Textiles

Darren Best

National Sales Manager - Textiles

Darren brings 30 years of customer-focused furnishing experience to the team. He’s focused on external furnishing products. Loves hearing the relief in a customer’s voice, when they realise that even though they don’t know where to start, he already has the solution.

How long have you been with Ricky Richards?

Since 30th Jan 2017

In words that potential customers, who know nothing about this business will understand, what is your role?

Servicing clients with a unique range of External Furnishing Products

What are your professional strengths in this role?

Customer focused with 30 years of Furnishings experience.

Thinking back, what was one job that you did really well that you know made a big difference to the results achieved for the customer or your team?

Completing the jigsaw for a client recently, finding a contact to build a Dome Display Fixture in Outlook, the relief in their voice was enough as they didn’t know where to start to have the fixture built.

If there was one thing that you wished people could understand about the way you fulfil your role, what would it be?

Striving to exceed your expectations, in turn making the process of purchasing from Ricky Richards simple.

What do you hope to achieve in your role at Ricky Richards?

Longevity, success and enjoyment.

Jeff Tchung

Business Development Manager

Jeff Tchung

Business Development Manager

How long have you been with Ricky Richards?

Since May 2017.

In words that potential customers, who know nothing about this business will understand, what is your role?

I am the Business Development Manger in Technical Textile NSW.

What are your professional strengths in this role?

My ability to build rapport with our lovely customers.

Thinking back, what was one job that you did really well that you know made a big difference to the results achieved for the customer or your team?

My time as a piano teacher has helped me to understand that “patience is a virtue”; and that I must handle all issues with professionalism and empathy.

If there was one thing that you wished people could understand about the way you fulfil your role, what would it be?

That we take the time to learn about the specifications of our products.

What do you hope to achieve in your role at Ricky Richards?

My hopes are to grow within this amazing company! I hope to reach new heights in terms of my career. The possibilities are endless at Ricky Richards!

Mark Hryczyszyn

Business Development Manager

Queensland

Phone: 0438 254 577
Email: markh@rickyrichards.com.au

Jill Walsh

Business Development Manager

Queensland

Phone: 0427 788 195
Email: jillw@rickyrichards.com.au 

Mark Hryczyszyn

Business Development Manager

Mark Hryczyszyn

Business Development Manager

Nothing is too much trouble for Mark. As the Business Development Manager for our technical textiles division, he’s busy contacting existing and potential customers, generating sales, discovering new markets for both new and existing products, and building strong, positive customer relationships.

How long have you been with Ricky Richards?

Nearly 9 years

In words that potential customers, who know nothing about this business will understand, what is your role?

My role as a business development manager for our industrial division involves contacting existing and potential customers, generating sales, discover new markets with existing and new products and build positive and strong customer relationships.

What are your professional strengths in this role?

Listening to and understanding customers’ requirements and recommending suitable products to meet these requirements where possible.

Thinking back, what was one job that you did really well that you know made a big difference to the results achieved for the customer or your team?

In conjunction with a major customer, worked on major changes(with HO) to one of our existing products resulting in a complete new range for the benefit of the customer and Ricky Richards nationally.

If there was one thing that you wished people could understand about the way you fulfil your role, what would it be?

2 things: Nothing is too much trouble, happy to help where and when I can. I don’t think people generally understand the amount of time that goes into fulfilling my role.

What do you hope to achieve in your role at Ricky Richards?

Continued job satisfaction and longevity.

Jill Walsh

Business Development Manager

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Contact the Ricky team today on 02 9735 3333 or online at sales@rickyrichards.com.au