Cut-and-sew provider sold to investors affiliated with Beverly Knits’ division
Posted December 13, 2021
GASTONIA, N.C. – Investors affiliated with the Creative Fabrics division of Beverly Knits have purchased the assets of Hemingway Apparel, based in Hemingway, S.C.
The new business, Hemingway Sewing Solutions, will continue to provide legacy cut-and-sew services to long-time apparel customers and will also expand into the assembly of mattress covers.
As a result of the increased demand, the new company expects to hire an additional 50+ employees in early 2022, according to Beverly Knits.
“I am very pleased that the Hemingway Apparel team will continue on as the Hemingway Sewing Solutions team,” said Jack Marsh, founder of Hemingway Apparel. “This is a great opportunity for growth and further investment for the people of Hemingway as well as Williamsburg (S.C.) and Florence (S.C.) counties.”
“A combination of factors led to the decision to invest and expand,” said Parker Sytz, managing partner of Hemingway Sewing Solutions. “Over the past 40 years, Jack Marsh and Hemingway Apparel have developed a solid reputation for providing quality cut-and-sew services to the apparel market. We will continue to offer these services and diversify into the growing market for knit engineered mattress ticking covers. We are very excited to invest locally in the equipment and people required for this growth.”
Hemingway Sewing Solutions will be able to grow immediately due to an affiliation with Beverly Knits, Sytz added. The Beverly Knits operations are located just a few hours away from Hemingway, in Gastonia, N.C, where they knit and finish specialized fabrics and cut and sew mattress covers for the bedding market. Due to the strong growth in demand for their products, additional domestic cut-and-sew services are required.
Hemingway Sewing Solutions currently provides apparel cut-and-sew services for the sportswear, ready-to-wear and intimate apparel markets. They have an experienced workforce and have recently invested in automated fabric cutting technology. Additional equipment and workstations are being installed to support the expansion into the bedding related products. In the coming weeks, Hemingway Sewing Solutions will begin hiring 50+ additional associates (assembly technicians through facility maintenance).
The affiliate Beverly Knits is one of the largest and most diverse circular knitters in the U.S., creating industry-leading solutions for world’s greatest brands of performance wear, athletic footwear, intimate apparel, outdoor products, mattress and bedding, automotive, industrial and medical, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Capabilities include specialized knitting, dying, finishing and cut-and-sew operations. The enterprise includes Beverly Knits, Altus Finishing and Creative (Fabrics and Creative Ticking).
Source: Beverly Knits