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Mil-spec webbing, mil-spec hardware, mil-spec galore!

by Annie 27. July 2016 11:13


Everyone knows how in-tune we try to be with the military and tactical industry. So we are switching it up from talking about our line of MultiCam® printed narrow fabrics and we are going to discuss our many options for mil-spec webbing and hardware.


Let’s start with mil-spec webbing. This stuff is such a common raw material in the military and tactical industry. MMI’s has the ability to provide you with numerous kinds, colors, styles, and classes of mil-spec webbing. To see just a handful of our available webbing specs, check out our webbing and tape webpage -- no pun intended! Mil-spec binding tape and mil-spec elastic are easy for us to get to you, too. Whether you are making backpacks, duffel bags, vests, tactical slings, or anything related – we have the mil-spec webbing and likely quite a bit more of your Berry Compliant goods that you might need to make these things. And as mentioned before, we can now now offer printed mil-spec webbing, tape, loop, zipper, and elastic. We’re doing our best to bring our A-game for all of our current and future tactical customers.

Next, we can take on mil-spec hardware. We sell ITW Nexus in different finishes and colors and work with customers every single day on not only getting the right mil-spec hardware our customers need but also talking to them and helping them along the way when they aren’t sure what kind of mil-spec hardware they might need. That’s our mission in everything we sell and one thing we are very proud of. Our attention to detail and our well-rounded offering of so many different components allows us to work together with you find out your best option on each area of an end product. We have experts who do it practically every day!

 

Mil-spec webbing and mil-spec hardware are just the beginning of our military-focused products. You can poke around our website to find more. Or, your best bet might be calling in to talk details with one of our experts. You can find them at 440.899.8050! That way we can find out what you are making, how much you need, and we can get some samples out to you as soon as possible.

Warrior East 2016 Recap!

by Annie 18. July 2016 09:50


The ADS Warrior East Expo is always one of the most fun shows of the year and this year was no exception. Geoff was able to attend the Expo for two days and met with some of our favorite people in the industry. This show always brings together the most innovate people, products, and ideas of the tactical industry – which is one 
of the main reasons we love it so much.
 

This year we were excited to show off our new line of Printed Narrow Fabrics. This new line we have rolled out is one of a kind. It’s created with improved washabilitand durability, and made with solution-dyed Cordura® fabric. The most highlighted feature of the new line is the edge. The product is created with patent-pending technology that solves the “white-edge” problem. Our printed narrow fabrics are made to have a much more blended and concealed appearance which becomes highly useful and importance when camouflage is a concern.

 

We got an awesome glimpse of things going on at Warrior East and if you attended, we hope you did too. If you want more information on MMI’s new line of printed narrow fabrics whether it’s questions or some samples, feel free to reach out to any of our sales reps at 440.899.8050 or shoot us an email at sales@mmitextiles.com. 

MMI Fabric in Action, literally!

by Annie 11. July 2016 12:12


We always get excited to see our fabric in action and in this case, it’s no exception. In this particular instance, we are literally seeing it in action – along with a few other guys in action, too! In an upcoming UFC 203 fight that takes place right here in Cleveland, where reigning champ Steve Miocic takes on Overeem, MMI’s fabric can be seen in the flooring of the ring and throughout the event. To be specific, it’s our #4 Cotton Duck – look for it in sky blue or gold! When we are selling our fabric, we don’t always think about how many different and unique places it will end up so this is a good reminder of how versatile fabric is, especially this cotton duck can be.

If you want more information on the event taking place, you can read about it or buy tickets here. Or, if you want more info on the cotton duck that is being used, we can have cotton experts that help you find the right kinds and colors. Shoot us an email as sales@mmitextiles.com or give us a call at 440.899.8050. 

Geoff and Kayla head to Jamaica!

by Annie 5. July 2016 09:18



In exciting news within the MMI family, our salesman Geoff Senko, got married in a beautiful ceremony just over two weeks ago. Him and his wife, Kayla Senko, bolted to Jamaica to enjoy their honeymoon and made an awesome stop at Green Island Primary school to visit the second grade students. Geoff and Kayla went to the school with the Issa Trust Foundation. An incredibly cool organization, the Issa Trust Foundation was established in 2005 by Couples Resorts to provide a system of prevention, health promotion, education, and promoting over-all well-being to the people of Jamaica. Thousands of people from around the world come to Jamaica to visit so it’s an effort made to give back to the community in which people are visiting. Geoff and Kayla were able to bring coloring supplies, soccer balls, and other fun items with them and were excited to see the faces of the second graders light up when they were given the things. 

Kayla, who is studying to be a teacher, got the incredible experience of seeing what a classroom is like outside of the United States. We’re elated that the MMI family got to be a part of their speical day, that Geoff and Kayla had such a great time in Jamaica and that we are able to share a little bit about their trip. If you get the chance, give Geoff your best wishes next time you talk to him. 

Have you heard about Printed Narrow Fabrics?

by Debbie 27. June 2016 11:32


Hopefully, you have heard about the release of our new product line, Printed Narrow Fabrics. We are excited to launch these new products and we are also excited about giving our customer what they need. As we strive to serve the tactical and military industry in the best way we can, we are committed to releasing products that express that. So, if you haven’t already seen the press release or the new webpage, I think you should check it out. Between the MMI official product pages, our press release on Soldier System and the MultiCam® website, there are plenty of places to read out this.

This new product line is  currently available in loop, binding tape, webbing, elastic, and zipper. We’re proud to be able to present these printed narrow fabrics to our customers who need and want an increased availability of camo, printed, narrow goods.  We’re extremely committed to the military and tactical industry all around the world. Our commitment can be seen through the new product line as well as how many other products we offer to the military industry that are Berry compliant and Made right here in the USA. Between hardware, woven fabrics, labels, and more – chances are we have your tactical product needs covered.

The details on the printed narrow fabrics are important, too. So in case you haven't heard, here are some of the highlights -- with our exclusive relationship with Mikan, we are able to print the fabrics with advanced technology that gives it a more concealed edge. It also features improved washability and durability with complete testing infomraiton available. It's made with higher quality inks compared to what is currently being offered in the industry and with solution-dyed base materials with Invista Cordura® yarn. MMI is also offering custom stocking programs to meet the needs of our customers, new and old. 

For all the other information you need or to request samples, call our office at 440.899.8050. Our sales team is ready to talk printed narrow fabrics with anyone who has questions about the product itself, how fast you need it, or anything else that might come to mind. 

MMI Textiles Now Offering Printed Narrow Fabrics

by Annie 13. June 2016 08:43


WESTLAKE, OH - MMI Textiles, Inc., a leading supplier in the textile industry, announced today that they are introducing a line of printed narrow fabrics through an exclusive partnership with Mikan Printing. The goal of this addition is to better serve the military and tactical industry throughout the United States and around the world. These printed narrow fabrics will include webbing, binding tape, loop, elastic, zipper, and more.

This product is currently available in MultiCam® with MultiCam Alpine®, Arid, Black and Tropic patterns being developed in the coming months. With higher quality inks and improved durability, this new product line is one of the best available in the market. It’s created with advanced-edge technology to give fabric a more concealed edge. It is 100% Berry Compliant maintaining MMI’s ability to offer so many products Made in the USA.

“Being able to offer printed narrow fabrics fills a need we heard loud and clear for our tactical and military customers. Current and future customers will have a high quality, innovative, and competitive option for printed narrow fabrics along with the commitment of the MMI team,” said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher.  

After 19 years in the business, MMI Textiles, Inc. has a long history and an excellent reputation of serving the industry. The company’s mission is to be an all-in-one supplier to both the commercial and military markets. MMI supplies fabric, hardware, labels, and more to customers all over the world.

A valued-partner, Mikan Printing, is one of the countries most respected and innovative leaders in the narrow-printed fabric industry–a family owned business with over 64 years of experience. This proven expertise will reinforce MMI’s commitment to providing quality products and valuable customer service.

For more information on all things related to this new line of printed narrow fabrics, please contact our sales team at 440.899.8050 or info@mmitextiles.com.



 

Exciting news: Amy Bircher chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

by Annie 8. June 2016 11:23

 

Our president and CEO, Amy Bircher, was nominated and picked as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The EY 

Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 is an annual awards celebration where entrepreneurs are recognized for their achievements in their respective industries. The awards gala was held on Thursday, June 9th and the MMI team was thrilled to be a part of it while getting a chance to see Amy shine. This 30-year awards tradition is a meaningful and exciting opportunity for all who are nominated this year and have been in the past.

We are extremely proud of Amy and the many years of hard work and determination she has put into MMI. She has grown a tremendous and successful company that all her employees are proud to be a part of.  After 19 years in the business and continual growth, MMI Textiles, Inc. has become a leader in the textile industry and has developed an outstanding reputation for quality and customer service.  

Congratulations to Amy and all of this year’s nominees and finalists!

Making bags? Read this first!

by Debbie 25. May 2016 10:53


While bags is a general term, we don’t know how else to describe how many things we can offer to process of creating sling, duffel, backpacks, or other types of bags. Because of this, we offer customers an all-in-one option to get the components that they need to make an end product and offer them the convenience of dealing with the same person here at MMI. It’s an advantage that we are proud of. Let’s take a minute to go over some components that we can offer when you are trying to make some sort of bag.

 


Woven fabric or really any kind of fabric for that matter
– this stuff is usually the main part of what you are going to be dealing with. Chances are you will need the majority of your bag to be something on this list. Whether it’s flame resistant, water resistant, water proof, or durability that you need, we have so many options. Keep in mind that we can send you samples with ease. Our nylons and our nylon ripstops are very popular when it comes to making bags, backpacks, or other things that need to be durable. Polyester or different kinds are all an option as well. Fabrics that are going to be used in an outdoor setting usually differ from those that are used indoors. Fabric is our roots, so we can usually help us on anything that you need. 

 

Webbing – Webbing is used in practically all types of bags. It is how things are kept together, how hardware is attached, how you adjust the size, make different kinds of compartments, etc. It comes in many different widths and colors. If you are making a bag for tactical purposes, many use webbing for MOLLE systems to hold different kinds of equipment.

Hardware – It doesn’t necessarily need to be said how crucial hardware is to making an kind of bag, especially an outdoor-like bag. Between buckles, d-rings, ladderlocs, and numerous others – hardware really is needed in a bag. ITW Nexus is a really great option for hardware and luckily we carry an enormous amount of it. Options include plastic or metal, different kinds of finishes, and of course the kind of hardware it is.

Labels – If you are making bags, chances are want someone to know who made it. We sell woven and printed labels. We detailed out the options in our post all about labels. A good label that fits your brand is important so don’t pass these up.

Zippers – Closing your bag is crucial, and zippers are typically a go-to option to do that. We can provide the right kinds of zippers for your bag. 

Binding tape, elastic, rope, and cord – I know this covers a lot, but usually depending on the style of your bag, you’ll use one of this components. Options on each one definitely varies so you best bet is calling in to get more information on this!

Hook and Loop – Hook and loop isn’t as commonly used on bags are zipper is, but is an option that we offer if you need it. Hook and loop is one of the biggest things we sell here at MMI, so we are extremely familiar with it. Widths, colors, and different kinds - we have the lowdown on hook and loop. 

 

The list doesn’t stop there. We can offer you help with lamination, open and closed cell foam, spacer mesh for pockets and more. Our reputation of being an “all-in-one” supplier is something we take very seriously so we are happy to send you samples of anything that you want to see. With any questions, feel free to give us a call at anytime or shoot us an email.

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Spring Cleaning at MMI...

by Debbie 16. May 2016 14:56

It’s that time of year again and we are trying to free up some shelf space here at MMI. And since you are a valued part of what we do here, we wanted to share a list of things that we are trying to get moving. For the details, call us at 440.899.8050 or click the below to send us an email. Here’s the list:
 

  • Navy Polyester Spandex 
  • Black Polyester Spandex
  • White Polyester Spandex
  • 1.9oz Ripstop – Ranger Green 
  • 400D Nylon – Wolf Grey
  • 500D Nylon Coyote Solution Dyed
  • #10 Cotton – Khaki and White
  • 7.5oz Cotton Twill – White, Black, and Royal 
  • 1000D Nylon – Ranger Green, Solution Dyed
  • 1000D Nylon – Camo Green, Solution Dyed 
  • 400D Nylon – Olive Drab 
  • 10oz – Royal and White
  • #10 Cotton – Forest and Orange
  • 1000D Nylon – Black, Mil-C-43734
  • #8 Cotton – Red 
  • 10oz – Kelly Resin, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Turquoise 

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The Best 3 Fabrics to Use Outdoors

by Debbie 12. May 2016 08:40


Now that the weather is improving over here in the Midwest and eastern part of the country, we are thinking more and more about being outside. Weather, rain, and humidity can all be factors when it comes to being outside in good or bad weather. So when it comes to fabrics, picking the right one for outdoor uses is important. Let’s break down three of the best fabrics to use outside and which ones weather better than others.

Polyester 

Polyester is a strong, wrinkle resistant fabric. It has industrial and commercial uses, both of them being somewhat outdoor uses. Polyester works well outside because it is strong, resistant to stretching and resistant to abrasion. Additionally, polyester it is quick to dry, light-weight, and smooth. It’s also easily washes and can be resistant to mildew. One last thing that makes it great to use and wear outside is that is UV resistant.

Nylon

Nylon has a lot of the same qualities as polyester along with some different ones. Overall, it’s a little softer than polyester and is used more often in clothing. Nylon is actually used commonly to make American flags. It’s easy to wash, extremely versatile, mildew resistant, and somewhat UV resistant. It is exceptionally strong, and exceptionally resistant to abrasion. It’s quick drying, too. Nylon is really one of the more versatile fabrics in the textile industry, so it is no surprise that is has many outdoor and indoor uses.

     Ripstop

While ripstop is technically nylon, it has unique uses especially when it comes to outdoors. It is often referred to as a sports fabric because it is light and has good movement. This fabric prides itself on being unable to rip or extremely resistant to ripping, hence the name “ripstop”. It is commonly used in rain jackets and camping equipment like tents and sleeping bags. Kites, parachutes, flags, are all commonly made from ripstop, too. Ripstop is easy to identify because of the square, cross-stitch pattern it represents. And it seems that ripstop is growing increasingly more popular in the industry.

 

Lucky for you, we have all three of these fabrics in many different varieties, deniers, and colors. And if we had our way in Cleveland, we would be concerned about “outdoor fabrics” all year round. But we know that’s not case so we will get excited about anything outside as spring takes full force. As always, our team at MMI would love to talk any project that you need to work out or send any samples your way. 

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