Draper Knitting Company specializes in knitted high pile, jersey, double knits, napped fleece, single sided terry and nonwoven fabrics for fashion, performance, industrial and safety applications.

Capabilities

We produce High Pile Sliver Knitting, Conventional Circular Knitting and Nonwoven Stitchbonded fabrics that are used in a variety of products including: paint rollers and buffing pads, performance clothing liners, footwear liners, gloves and air filtration filters.

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  • Carding

    We have a total of six cards in our facility, with the ability to card both course and fine fibers.

  • Padding / Treatments / Coatings

    Anti-microbial, DWR, anti-pilling FR treatments and coatings to provide stability are some of the services we can provide. We have the ability to heat-set fabrics or apply very heavy coatings depending upon your end use and specifications.

  • Lab / Testing

    Although we are not a certified testing lab, we do many ASTM and AATCC tests on our fabrics per our customers’ requests. If a development or production fabric requires a certified test, we will often “pre-test” here in our own lab so that we and the customer can be comfortable that the fabric will pass at a certified lab. We offer the following testing: wash testing, colorfastness to wash, crock testing, abrasion testing, vertical burn, water repellency, tear strength, ball burst, thermal shrinkage as well a paint roller pick up and release

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  • Sustainable Certifications and Resources

    As promised, a listing of just some of the many certifications, networks and resources there are for fabrics and clothing under the general umbrella of “Sustainable”.  Please remember, creating clothing takes many steps.  Many of these organizations only address one or a few areas within the whole process.  Although we have worked with, believe in, […]

  • Five Questions with Shawn, Dye House Lead

    Shawn, Draper Knitting Dye House Lead 2021

    How did you come to work at Draper?I started as a temp through an agency. July will be my fourth anniversary here at Draper. Have you always worked in manufacturing? I have worked in various manufacturing roles since I was 21. I worked first as a CNC machine operator making car parts. Then later on, […]

  • Five Questions with Beth, Draper Knitting Office Manager

    How did you come to work at Draper?I knew Kristin through various Canton community volunteer events and knew of the property and own many of the products sold at Draper. When the job at Draper became available, it seemed like a great fit! My prior experience was working as an office manager for another small […]

Contact Us:

  • Phone1-800-808-7707
  • Address Draper Knitting Company
    28 Draper Lane
    Canton, MA 02021 Map »