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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  • 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 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

  • 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.

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  • Draper goes on Shut Down!

    Draper Knitting will be closed the first week of July (1-5) for our annual shutdown. Our office will be open during the week of July 8, however, we will be working on maintenance projects and may not be at the phones. Please leave a message, and we’ll return it as soon as possible. There will […]

  • Meet Draper’s new Safety Products Manager

    Bethany Pollack joined Draper Knitting in March of 2019.   She received her degree in Textiles Marketing from the University of Rhode Island in 1997.  Since then Bethany has worked in various aspects of the textiles industry including retail management, sales, marketing, and product development.   Joining Draper as Safety Products Manager she’ll be able to fulfill […]

  • Interview with Kristin Draper at the O.R. Show 2019 (Click here to see the video…)

Contact Us:

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