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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  • 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.

  • Napping

    We offer napping to create a range of surface characteristics on our circular knit fabrics (both tubular and open width) and sliver knit fabrics. We also offer commission napping on knit or woven goods.

  • 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.

News

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  • We’re at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015!

    Kristin Draper, Dave Wedge, and Bob Vassi, representing Draper Knitting are at the O.R. Winter Market in Salt Lake City right now!  They will be at this annual event January 21-24, Booth 155-217.  You’re welcome to email to any of them to make an appointment to talk about Draper’s capabilities and how our Made in the […]

  • Draper Knitting Newsletter – January 2015

    Our latest Draper Knitting Co. newsletter is available.  Please read it here and then share it with your co-workers, contacts and network:  Open Newsletter by clicking on the gold article name above and then click on “Open Newsletter.”

  • 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.

Contact Us:

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