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.


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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  • Picking / Blending

    Whether we are blending many bales of the same fiber to open and emulsify them or the intimate blending of many different fibers in smaller percentages for the ultimate performance blend, our opening/blending department has both sample and large production capabilities allowing us to get consistently homogenous blends.

  • 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.

  • Custom Fabric Design

    With over 50 years of design experience, our team is here to help you bring your ideas to life. We use our experience along with your ideas and specifications to design a fabric to meet your needs. Whether aesthetics or performance is the priority, we can do it all.


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  • Dave Wedge is Traveling

    Dave Wedge, one of our technical fabrics research and development specialists, is traveling the week of October 17 and will welcome appointments to talk about Draper Knitting’s capabilities.  Dave can be reached by cell (781) 363-6484.  He’ll be in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, October 18th, at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo.  Then he heads to Charlotte, NC, to be at […]

  • 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 »