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Pepperell Braiding Company (PBC) was in established in 1917 as a factory to produce shoe laces. During World War 2 PBC braided flameless cigarette lighter wicks under government contract. After the war PBC added candle wicking, laboratory testing wick and provided custom and stock braided products to many industries.

In the late 1970s Pepperell Braiding Company moved into the craft market by manufacturing and marketing macramé cord. In 1978 PBC acquired the Rexlace™ and Pyrolace™ brands of extruded plastic craft lace...

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