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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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Help Wanted!

    Draper Knitting is looking for a few good people! Willing to train and offer vacation, health insurance, disability, 401K, life insurance, sick pay and more. Any experience in the textile field a plus!Starting pay $16.00/hr (negotiable with experience) room to grow and earn more! Must be physically able to lift 50 lbs. Must be 18+ […]

  • Draper Makes Footwear Fabrics

    Our fabrics go into a variety of products, but did you know that Draper Knitting makes a number of footwear fabrics? Below are a few examples of some of the products that include Draper fabric. MSA’s Globe SUPRAFLEX™ boot is a fireman’s turnout boot. It includes flame resistant layers made by Draper Knitting. One of the […]

  • Five Questions with Anna, Draper Knitting Finance Manager

    How did you come to work at Draper?I came from an accounting firm to which Draper had outsourced services. I was offered the position full time after a year (almost to the day!). Have you always worked in finance?Yes for various firms. I am also a Bristol Community College and UMass Dartmouth alumni. What projects […]

Contact Us:

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