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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  • Final Inspection/Packaging/Shipping

    Shipping includes final inspection, slitting, roll up and shipping. Our equipment can be adapted to accommodate different sizes of cores, slit various width options, work with multiple rolls, and monitor and record bow and skew of jacquard patterns at roll up. We have experience shipping large and small international or domestic shipments for any size customer anywhere in the world.

  • Napping

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

  • 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

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  • Draper Knitting Fabric is in the Olympics!

    If you’re planning to watch the opening day ceremonies of the Olympics – you’ll see that the USA athletes are wearing leather gloves made at Olympia Gloves – and the inside liner fabric is made at Draper Knitting Co. in Canton, Massachusetts! We’re proud of our employees who put their experience, talent and passion into […]

  • January 2018 Newsletter is Ready to Read

    Happy New Year!  Our January Newsletter is ready to read! Our 2018 January Newsletter is ready to catch you up on the latest new of Draper Knitting.  It features some staffing changes, our summer intern project, and the next shows that our reps will be at.  Click on the article title to open, and then […]

  • OR Winter Show – Here we come!

    Draper Knitting will be at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, January 25-28, 2018. We hope to see you at booth 56025UL. Please call if you’d like to make an appointment (781)828-0029. Thank you!

Contact Us:

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