We make fabric sourcing easy. Our flexible and innovative supply chain solutions make us a single point of purchase for most fabrics.
A client using an approved mesh fabric discovered an issue in downstream manufacturing that resulted in the fabric tearing at high-stress points. As opposed to the client having to re-engineer downstream manufacturing, Signet Mills was able to modify the fabric formation to ensure that the fabric could handle additional stress in the client’s production process.
A major innovator and manufacturer in the print media industry needed a high-stretch fabric with exceptional print quality that also provided a leap forward in scratch and scuff resistance. Signet Mills was the first to develop a product that met all their needs.
A client was buying minimum order quantities of many different types of warp knit fabrics. We redesigned all of their fabrics to use a few common yarns, allowing us to setup a single machine to knit all styles. Because they no longer have to buy MOQs, the client now gets just what they need in each style. They also get lower manufacturing costs, lower inventory costs, and eliminated inventory obsolescence.
When the healthcare industry needed help with a ‘smart fabric’ to assist in fall management, we engineered an electrically conductive fabric that integrated with our clients’ fall management monitoring system.
A customer had a large US military contract requiring warp knits that they were having to purchase in 37k yard rolls. Total lead time including yarn sourcing and manufacturing was 16 weeks. Our unique managed inventory program enabled them to purchase in smaller 500 yard lots, with no lead time and no stock-outs. Plus, we reduced their 16 week lead time to only 3 weeks.
A large automotive customer was buying three fabrics with specialty yarns from a competitor with large minimums and high inventory costs. We leveraged our decades-long supplier relationship to duplicate the design at a much lower cost while also offering shorter lead times and managed inventory.
These are just a few examples of real life situations where Signet Mills has provided our clients with fabric solutions. Our expertise lies in a keen understanding of fabric production and how fabrics behave in various textile products. We know “one size does not fit all” when it comes to fabric. Signet Mills builds into each engineered fabric a series of custom production steps to ensure fabric performance in downstream processing. We have an established track record for exceeding clients’ requirements. This is why our average client has been with us for more than a decade.
What Makes Us Different
At Signet Mills, careful communication is central to all client interactions. We believe relationships are the foundation from which all lasting business grows. This is why we have a client manager for every account. The client manager is someone who becomes part of your team. A fabric expert whom you can count on to proactively seek solutions at every turn; whether it’s research and development, or just as a market resource. Your client manager is there to serve you – the client.
Signet Mills is a specialty manufacturer. We make all our fabric to client engineered requirements. Our process starts by obtaining an understanding of the critical-to-quality attributes of a project. From that point, we effectively manage development through commercialization to ensure that the service and product perform to client expectations.
Maintaining an industry-leading level of thoroughness with a detailed eye on every step of the process is not easy. However, our experience and methods have helped us create a sound process which ensures top-notch performance.