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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  • Commission Work

    Since Draper Knitting is a vertical mill we offer all of the services you might need to commission out, such as: Non-woven stitch bonding, Bending, Carding, Knitting, Stock dyeing, Piece dyeing, Coating, Heat Setting, Napping, Dolly Washing, Padding, Inspection and roll up, etc.

  • Dyeing

    Our dye house features both piece dye and stock dye capabilities. We have both sample kettles and production kettles allowing us to color match or develop colors in both start up programs and those that grow into very large production orders.

  • 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

News

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  • Draper Knitting at Performance Racing Show

    Dave Wedge will be at the December 8, 2016, Performance Racing Show in Indianapolis.  Appointments can be made to see him at the show.  Click on the title of this event notice, and then click on:  Email Dave.

  • GOTS Certified!

    Draper Knitting is happy to announce that we are now GOTS Certified.  This represents a series of standards that allows a textile producer to make certified organic goods.  The standards involve all aspects of production – raw materials, warehousing, shipping, and mill labor – in addition to how a fabric is produced and travels through the […]

  • Click here to read the Feb. 2016 Draper Newsletter!

    Our latest Draper Newsletter is ready to read – including an article about our new GOTS Certification, a review of Draper at the OR Winter Show, and how we’re celebrating our 160th Anniversary!  We hope you enjoy it.

Contact Us:

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