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.


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.

  • 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.


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  • Outdoor Retailer Show, January 2016

    Kristin Draper and Dave Wedge will be at the OR Winter Show in Salt Lake City, January 7-10, 2016.  More details will follow, but they have started scheduling appointments.  Click on the name of this article to get the link to Kristin’s Email or Dave’s Email.  

  • Click Here for our April Newsletter 2015

    Our Spring 2015 Quarterly Newsletter is ready to read.

  • 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 […]

Contact Us:

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