Woven elastic provides the greatest variety of options in construction for elastic items. They range from finely woven, lightweight items to very heavy, stout elastic straps. Does not narrow on being stretched and can easily be stitched through. Woven elastic is available in widths of 1/8" to 8". Stretch and modulus can be adjusted. Woven elastic is also available with a cotton or polyester jacket, latex rubber or latex free.
Knitted elastic is soft, strong and appropriate for most apparel items. Because it’s lightweight, it’s best-suited for lightweight fabrics. It doesn’t narrow when stretched and is not affected by needle piercing, making it as suitable for direct fabric application as it is for casings. Knitting elastics are extremely popular due to the lower cost. Available in sizes from 1/8” to 32” wide, we offer a width for every project. Elastic materials can also be personalized with stripes, patterns upon request. If a more personal look is needed, feel free to contact us with your design specifications for more information.
Braided elastics are made of natural and synthetic yarns braided around a natural or synthetic rubber. We stock several items in standard widths from 1/8” – 1” wide. Braided elastic is generally not made more than 1” wide. Braided elastic is used inside casings because it narrows when it’s stretched, and it looses its stretch and shape retention when it’s pierced or stitched through. Braided elastic has distinctive lengthwise, parallel ribs and is used primarily on sleeve hems, swimwear and leg bands.
Cords and Tapes
We make flat cords, elastic cords, and regular round cords in different materials : Cotton, Polyester, Nylon, Polypropylene. All of our cords are available in a rich variety of colors and specifications. Shoelaces, drawstrings, lanyards, and bungee cords are all created with different types of elastic or non-elastic cords. Thicker cords can be used for a variety of industrial and commercial uses, while narrower cords are typically chosen by clothing and sporting goods manufacturers.
We also manufacture woven and knitted tapes in a variety of widths, and designs for the accessories and garment industries. Our fancy woven and knitted tapes are made with lurex.