Kristin Draper on Panel at Simmons College

Kristin Draper (2nd from left on the panel), President and General Manager of Draper Knitting, was invited by the Simmons Chapter of NET IMPACT to be on an educational panel at Simmons College in Boston at the end of January.  The panel discussed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues in the apparel industry.  Kristin spoke on […]

OR 2014 A Great Success!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us at OR Winter 2014 in January.  We had some wonderful meetings to hear about new and exciting opportunities for partnerships in 2014.   We also made time to catch up with old friends.  Despite the North East weather which delayed some people getting to the […]

Draper Heads to OR 2014

This week, Dave Wedge, Kristin Draper, and Bob Vassi head to Salt Lake City for the Outdoor Retailer Show 2014.  Draper has a theme this year, “Focus on Fibers” highlighting our development and design capabilities as we build new partnerships.  If you’re heading to OR, please come see us at Booth #155-119 and enter to […]

Made in the USA Film

What does it mean to manufacturing and Draper Knitting Company in particular to be Made in the USA?  For us, it is pride in our heritage, our country, and our products.  It is surviving in an economy where large companies are moving their business overseas. This issue is becoming more relevant as our country struggles […]

Knitting International Magazine

Draper Knitting Co. is mentioned in the Feb. 2013 issue of Knitting International Magazine in an article about the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013. In the article, Integral Technology, Kathlyn Swantko reports about integrating technology into yarns rather than relying on finishes to impart technical properties to fabrics. Kristin Draper, our president who attended the […]

FDIC April 2013

Dave Wedge and Bob Vassi will attend the FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) inIndianapolis on April 25th.  Draper Knitting makes fire retardant knits and non-wovens that go into firemen’s gloves, boots and balaclava hoods.  If you are attending the conference and would like to meet Dave and Bob, please send an email to

AMBA 2013

Draper Knitting represented by Kristin Draper, Bill Shaul and Bob Vassi will be attending the American Brush Manufacturers Association annual convention at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach, Florida from March 13th – March 16th, 2013.   If you are planning on attending and would like to set up an appointment to talk with us at […]

Welcome from OR!

For those of you who learned about our website re-launch at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, thank you for visiting!  Thank you for coming to see us at OR and then following up with a visit to our re-launched website to see for yourself what’s new and hopefully enjoy the renewed energy that […]

Draper Website Relaunch

Draper Knitting is proud to re-launch the Draper Knitting Company website, thank you for visiting!  We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the new website and see what is new and what is old, thorough our history.  We like to think we are a wonderful blend of the old traditions that […]

American Apparel Producers Network

Dave Wedge and Kristin Draper will be attending the AAPN (American Apparel Producers Network) meeting in Miami Beach at Lowes Hotel from May 1 – May 3rd, 2011. For more information go to To make an appointment to meet with Kristin or Dave while they are at AAPN, please email Kristin Draper or Dave Wedge