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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • Winter Show Recap – 2020

    Outdoor Retailer – January  Denver was as welcoming as ever with mild temperatures and dazzling sunshine.  For a New Englander at the end of January, this area is always a pleasure to visit.  With the snowcapped mountains in the distance, the mood was right for the third Winter Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show being held […]

  • Capabilities Spotlight: Stitchbonded Nonwovens

    One of the things that has kept Draper Knitting Company in business for 164 years, is the fact that we have many different capabilities under one roof.  This allows us to produce products for wide range of industries, the diversity is key to our success. In the last year, one of the things we’ve noticed […]

  • Five Questions with Nathan, Conventional Fixer Trainee.

    It takes a lot of knowledge to be an expert in any department, but Nathan has got what it takes. We caught up with him earlier this week and got to know our Conventional Fixer Trainee. 1.Have you always worked in manufacturing? No. I started working in construction, then I worked in retail for awhile. […]

Contact Us:

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