Established in 1973, Carr Textile is a converter, importer, distributor and wholesaler of Cottons, Polyesters, and Blended fabrics. Our In Stock Programs consist of various constructions of fabric including Twill, Chino, Bull Denim, Canvas, Hopsack, Poplin, Sheeting, Printcloth, Osnaburg, Buckram, etc. These fabrics are dyed and finished to our specifications and colors.
Our fabric is used by a wide assortment of manufacturers in Caps, Apparel, Aprons, Bags, Outerwear, Emblems, Industrial, Automotive, etc. Carr Textile is headquartered in Fenton, Missouri, U.S.A., a suburb of St. Louis. We operate a 100,000 sq ft manufacturing and distribution facility in Chaffee, Missouri with the capabilities of re-rolling, biasing, slitting, die cutting, sewing, and plastic extrusion. In addition to Chaffee, MO, we stock more than 3 million yards of fabric in more than 12 warehouse shipping points in the United States and abroad.
In addition to our stock programs, we can do special dye lots to meet your specifications for color, hand, or finish. Our finish capabilities include: sanding, brushing, napping, sanforizing, DWR (durable water repellent), CRF (crease resistant finish), soil out, calendaring, washing, tumbling, silicone, etc. Our dyeing capabilities include Range Dyeing for large dye lots with fiber reactive, vat, napthol, sulfer and disperse dye stuffs; Jig dyeing for small dye lots of 100% cottons with direct stuffs; Beam Dyeing for small lots on poly/cotton blends; Jet Dying for 100% polyester and Wool blend products. Printing Capabilities include eight color printing with no minimums.
Our in house lab has the capability to perform a variety of tests on fabric to evaluate performance characteristics such as Wet & Dry Crocking, Perspiration, Light fastness, Tensile Strength, Stretch, Shrinkage, Weight, and Construction Analysis.
Carr Textile offers a full line of embroidery backings which includes Tearaways, Cutaways, Fusibles, Wovens, and Water-Soluble. Our die cutting and slitting equipment allow us to offer these products pre-cut shapes or slit to width. Carr Textile also offers biasing and slitting service for your material.
Carr Textile is a leading supplier of cap components to the cap and headwear trade. Our customers look to us for style, creativity and color direction. They expect us to keep on top of fashion trends for the headwear industry. Cap components include: visor boards, bindings, sweatbands, size strips, fabric backstraps, leather straps, plastic snap tabs, stayfronts, and front stiffeners.
Carr Textile was started by Don and Ruth Carr in 1973. The company is now owned and operated by the second generation: Mike Carr and Steve Carr. In 1999, Carr Textile acquired the Head-Quarters business unit from Western Textile Products to further enhance our product offerings which included in-house plastic extrusion of visor boards and the patented Fabstrap. In 2007, Carr Textile acquired Saxon Textile which added a number of new stock fabric programs and capabilities to our line such as SaxTwill, Gangster Stripe, SaxPop, Tudor, Sax-A-Pel, and others. In 2009, Carr Textile worked with Russell Fabrics when the company closed weaving operations. Carr Textile acquired all inventory from Russell Fabrics and coordinated a transition of business from Russell Fabrics to Carr. Carr Textile continues to offer Russell Fabric programs in Pin Cord, Junior Cord, Seersucker, Oxford, and School Plaids.
For a more in-depth appreciation of our broad product line, please explore our website and contact us via phone, fax, or e-mail for more information.