Draper Knitting Company specializes in knitted high pile, jersey, napped fleece, terry cloth 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.

  • Project Management (Cut and Sew)

    There are times when customers are looking for “the whole package.” We can produce a fabric, have it laminated, cut and sewn, and even packaged (depending on your needs). Between our own in house capabilities and our relationships with other laminators and cut and sew houses, we would love the opportunity to find the most efficient and cost effective way to complete your project or product.

  • 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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  • Draper Knitting Newsletter – Sept 2014

    The September 2014 Newsletter was sent out last week via email.  Click on the title of this announcement and then this link will turn yellow and work:  Newsletter Link.  We hope you like it!  Sign up on the left side of this page to get the newsletters automatically.

  • Dave Wedge from Draper on AIFA Panel

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 9:40 – 10:40 AM.  Advancements in Industrial Textiles:  How to Incorporate New Materials Into Your Business and Enter New Market Segments, Panel.   IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo in Minneapolis, Minn. The Advanced Textile Products (ATP) division of IFAI will host a presentation and panel discussion on the advancements in textiles […]

  • Draper Knitting chosen as part of Wellesley College edX Course

    Draper Knitting is honored to be chosen as part of Wellesley College edX course “Sociology 108x: Introduction to Global Sociology” being offered this fall.  This course will focus on the global garment industry.  These free online courses are available to anyone.  You can read about the 10-week course, the WellesleyX and edX programs and/or register […]

Contact Us:

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