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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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Help Wanted!

    Draper Knitting is looking for new team members and are willing to train. No experience required. Currently, our open positions are for Machine Operators and Conventional Knitting Technician. See the job descriptions below. If you think you might be a good fit and would like to fill out an application, please email us – postoffice@draperknitting.com. […]

  • Watch Draper Knitting on WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston’s Chronicle

    Draper Knitting was featured on WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston’s Chronicle Wednesday, May 24! You can watch our very special appearance on an episode about wool — something we know quite a bit about — by clicking here!

  • Draper Knitting Joins United States Footwear Manufacturers Association ( USFMA)

    We are pleased to announce that Draper Knitting Company is now a supplier member of the United States Footwear Manufacturers Association.   Draper Knitting has a long and strong history of designing and developing footwear materials, unfortunately a good deal of that business went overseas.   The USFMA’s mission, trade policy views, commitment to US […]

Contact Us:

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