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

  • Final Inspection / Packaging / Shipping

    Shipping includes final inspection, slitting, roll up and shipping. Our equipment can be adapted to accommodate different sizes of cores, slit various width options, work with multiple rolls, and monitor and record bow and skew of jacquard patterns at roll up. We have experience shipping large and small international or domestic shipments for any size customer anywhere in the world.

  • 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 attending Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018

    Come see Kristin Draper and Wendy Barrows at OR Winter Market this week in Denver!  They’ll be walking the show on November 7th and 8th.  Please contact Kristin by email before or during the show to make an appointment!   Kristin also plans to have a full booth at the OR Snow Show, Jan 30-Feb 1, […]

  • Under Armour discovers the benefits of Celliant

    At Draper Knitting, we knit Celliant fabrics and then that fabric is sewn into a variety of products for Draper Therapies.  But other manufacturers, like Under Armour, are now realizing the benefits of Celliant as the boom of smart textiles continues. Last year Celliant became FDA approved which has increased its popularity.  The FDA has determined that […]

  • Meet our new Financial Director

    We welcomed our new Financial Director, Thomas Fishbaugh, in late June. Tom was born in Ohio and grow up in Michigan.  He’s now been a resident of Canton for 16 years with his wife, Mary, of 25 years.  Tom has his BS in Business Administration from Fitchburg State University, and was a CPA for 23 Years.  He and […]

Contact Us:

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