As a result of higher than expected increase in demand, textile manufacturer Fine Cotton Factory (FCF) has doubled its production space to 80,000-square-feet. The expansion will house 70 knitting machines including several new high speed decorative mattress ticking machines that will allow for an increase in production capacity to 500,000 yards per month.
“We have had outstanding response from leading mattress makers and working successfully with those partners is a vital strategic goal of our company,” said FCF Director of Special Projects Skip Kann. “We have rebuilt our entire factory to increase space and production capabilities and significantly enhanced our ability to produce high-quality fabrics for our U.S. customers.”
The new machines have an average of 30 percent more feeds than other machines currently in use in the market, which means that FCF’s high efficiency operations will now be able to produce significantly more fabric per square foot, all manufactured with FCF’s technology in-hand. The expansion also includes a 5,000 square feet of display space, design studio and sample room, showcasing the company’s broad array of samples and design capabilities.
The company aims to continue its industry leadership, leveraging its substantial experience in apparel fabrics, dyeing and finishing. FCF is planning to introduce several new products in 2016, including innovative imported woven and knitted copper-infused fabrics, new themed design strategies, phase change yarns and more. Additionally, FCF has plans to open a testing lab in the expanded facility to support product quality control programs later this year.
“Because Fine Cotton Factory now produces decorative ticking for every shape and size mattress, including every available yarn, design and color, and we are introducing new fabrics this year, the expansion will support the growing popularity of all our fabrics, technologies and treatments,” said Kann.
The expanded facility will also allow FCF to increase production of eco-friendly textiles and fabrics including recycling waste raw materials and fabrics and operating clean rooms as part of the manufacturing process. The company, which has been recognized for its corporate environmental stewardship, will continue using organic, sustainable and recycled sources to create organic fabrics and organic, biodegradable dyes.
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About Fine Cotton Factory: Headquartered in Toronto, Fine Cotton Factory is a leading textile manufacturer founded in 1997 by Harish Patel and his nephew Biren Patel. The company produces numerous fabrics ranging from jersey and mini-jaquards to eco-friendly knits serving leading brands and manufacturers in Canada and the US.