Frequently Asked Questions

Do you make garments or just material?
Draper Knitting makes many kinds of fabrics and we have access to convert our fabric into packages or finished goods through our relationships with local laminators and cut and sew operations that have experience working with our fabrics.
What is your minimum order size?
Although we pride ourselves on small minimums on average between 400 – 500 yards and we do offer sample runs for development and salesman’s samples, we also have the capabilities to make very large runs as well.
Can I see samples of what you make?
Yes – we love to share our samples books that give you a look at some of the fabrics we have made in any one of the following product books.  In our General Book, our Personal Protective Fabrics book, our Celliant or Sustainable books, you will see small swatches of what we have made in the past and a starting point for designing a fabric just for you. Request sample books here!
What are your lead times?
Our average lead times are 4 -6 weeks for a production run.  Sometimes we need to add time for specialty yarn or fiber requirements but we try to ship within 4 – 6 weeks of receiving an order and all the components to make it.   Samples often ship within 3 weeks.
Do you have sample yardage available?
Everything we make is custom designed to meet our customers’ needs.  We do keep a few yards of many items in our sample coop for design ideas.  When designing a fabric for a customer we can usually agree upon an acceptable sample size run for all parties.
Do you carry woven fabrics?
We are a knit and stitch bonded mill but we are always willing to discuss your needs and see if there is a fabric that we make that might work for you.
What are your hours of operation and your shipping/receiving hours?
Our regular office hours are 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Regular Shipping/Receiving hours are 6:30 PM – 3:00 PM If you need to make special arrangements, please call to set up. Manufacturing hours are 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Can you knit sweaters?
We are not hand knitters, we are industrial knitters that use machinery to offer a wide variety of knit fabrics from the very fine and soft for garments to the very dense and durable for industrial uses.