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Introducing: The Newest Addition to our Multicam Performance Knits Line

by MMI Textiles 7. November 2017 12:55

 

58"-  5.5oz/sq yd. Modacrylic /FR Rayon, MultiCam, Anti-Microbial, Berry Compliant

Introducing the newest addition to our Made in the USA and Berry Compliant Multicam Performance Knits Line: Style #1874! 

This style is inherently flame resistant and anti-microbial for odor control. This fabric is meant for next to skin applications, such as base layer T-shirts. For more information on our full performance knits line see our Knits/Fleece page

*We are currently taking orders on this style, production due in about 14-16 weeks. 

This style is also available in Tan 499, Coyote Brown, Desert Tan and Black.

For full specs, give us a call at 440-899-8050 or contact us.

We're back from another great IFAI Expo!

by MMI Textiles 19. October 2017 15:31

This year for the IFAI Expo we headed down to the vibrant, lively city of New Orleans for a great week with our industry family. We kicked off our biggest show of the year with a bang as always!

We brought with us some new marketing materials, updated banner stands, new fabric samples, and some finished medical products showcasing how our wide and narrow fabrics can be used in medical applications.

Some of the products we showcased in our booth this year:  

Printed Narrow Fabrics:

Of course, we brought samples of our Multicam ® printed narrow fabrics - showing all the colors that are now available: Multicam ® Black, Multcam ® Tropic, Multicam ® Arid, Multicam ® Alpine, and Multicam ® Classic. This line highlights our commitment to the military industry as it features the MMI-created patent-patent pending CTEdge™.

We can also print patterns, logos, and more on narrow fabrics of practically any kind - we had some awesome samples in our booth to prove it.

 

Performance Knits:

We brought samples and flyers of our performance knits that we currently offer in 17 different styles (ranging in phases and weights).This line focuses on 3 things: Protection, Comfort, and Durability. One fabric has also been approved by the United States Air Force for their FR T-Shirts!

 

PVC Patches, Labels, Cuff Tabs, and Zipper Pulls:

We also had samples of some of the products we can now offer through our partnership with Flexsystems. This line of custom products includes Berry Compliant VELCRO® backed military patches, VELCRO® cuff tabs, 2D PVC patches and labels, morale patches, zipper pulls, flame resistant parts, and more! The options available are numerous and can be customized to meet many sizes, shapes, logos, and colors.

 

Fabric (of course)

What? Fabric? Us? Well, we highlighted a few of our favorite this year (including our upcoming 500D solution-dyed Wolf Grey), but we have so many options! We’ll save you from reading the entire list but whether it is 200D polyester, 10 oz. Single Fill Duck, 1050D Ballistic Nylon, or a custom ripstop to foam lamination – we have you covered. Our line up of woven fabrics coupled with our ability to also provide webbing, hook and loop, labels, zipper, knits, elastic, cord, and tape makes us a cut above the rest.

 

As we get ready to welcome in the holiday season and closeout 2017, IFAI Expo is always one of our favorite times. And if we missed you at our booth this year, don’t worry - we would love to chat and find out how we can help you! Just fill out our contact form or call us at 440-899-8050

Introducing: New Line of Custom PVC Parts, Labels, and More

by MMI Textiles 12. October 2017 14:58

 

Introducing a line of custom PVC parts, labels, and more through an exclusive partnership with Flexsystems USA Inc.® The goal of this addition is to add to MMI’s product line, and continue to sell more products that are Made in the USA.

This line of custom products includes Berry Compliant VELCRO® backed military patches, VELCRO® cuff tabs, 2D PVC patches and labels, morale patches, zipper pulls, flame resistant parts, and more! The options available are numerous and can be customized to meet many sizes, shapes, logos, and colors.

 

Custom Zipper Pulls

We can design custom shapes and sizes. The material is a medical grade USA made resin. This material was originally created for the medical industry - used to make human heart catheters. It passes Prop. 65 and is phthalate free, BioCorn based, REACH compliant, RoHS compliant, and will pass USP TYPE VI and cytotoxicity testing. This material can also be custom blended to meet most ASTM standards.

 

Woven Hook Patch

As an alternative to embroidery, woven parts offer more detail options. They have a smooth surface area versus the raised area with embroidery. Pantone color matching is offered or a swatch can be sent for custom color matching. Hook can either be sewn on or heat sealed to the woven area.

 

Custom 2D Tabs

A popular item - you can get creative with the type of design and the shape of the part. The more texture you add to certain areas, the easier it is to grab on to. Hook is heat sealed to the back of this part – which creates a very secure bond. These tabs can be used for jackets, gloves, bags, medical braces and various other types of products that require a hook and loop bond.

 

FR Cuff Tabs

This custom blended material meets the UL94VO requirement for flame resistance. The hook used on the back meets flame resistant requirements as well. The texture on these tabs is built into the mold. There is quite a bit of detail that can be incorporated into a design that other decoration methods cannot achieve. Custom designs and sizes can be created to meet your logo requirements.

 

Side Seam Labels

Instead of woven labels, you can opt to use a 2d side seam label. This will last longer than woven and enable your product to stand out as well! The BioCorn material used in this part is eco-friendly and will last a very long time. It can withstand heat, cold, and will not fade or peel.

 

Smart Label

This sequential and variable data label can be sewn on, and in some cases, it can be heat sealed on.  The durable BioCorn material protects the interior data information. The customer can keep track of their inventory, maintain records for lost or damaged items, digitize information that is critical to an organization, and more! Variable QR codes, pictures, names, numbers and any other data that you want to use - can easily be done.

 

FR Labels

This custom blended UL94VO material is often called out for uniform, glove, jacket, hat and inseam labels. The parts are easy to sew on and do not perforate. Pantone matching is offered or a swatch can be sent for custom color matching. On the back of the part to assist with sewing, a tacking adhesive, or heat seal backing, or an aggressive 3M adhesive can be added.

 

For more information, use our contact us form here – or give us a call at 440-899-8050, we’d love to talk about these new possibilities with you! 

Join Us in New Orleans for IFAI 2017!

by MMI Textiles 21. August 2017 11:32

 

Every year, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) hosts thousands of attendees and more than 400 exhibitors at their premier industrial fabrics expo. IFAI Expo 2017 is the place to see new and innovative products, learn from and connect with the experts, meet industry leaders, and more.

Last year, MMI Textiles continued the yearly tradition of attending this expo and traveled to Charlotte, NC to exhibit in the show. This year it’s all happening in New Orleans, LA and once again, the MMI team will be there!

Why do we attend?

The IFAI Expo offers so much more than a chance for the team to share MMI’s products and new innovations – it gives them opportunities to connect with other industry professionals and attend amazing keynote speeches and seminars.

Here are a few of the opportunities at this year’s IFAI Expo:

• Advance Textiles Conference (Check out our table outside the medical track)

• Campfire Sessions

• Mentor Meetings

• Keynote Speakers

• Fabric Sourcing Center (Some of our fabrics will be featured here)

And of course, access to the Trade Show Floor - where you can visit the MMI Team at Booth # A625!

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The IFAI Expo is a great opportunity to connect with industry experts and have an amazing time doing so! We want to see YOU in New Orleans this year - so, we are offering a VIP code which gives you FREE trade show floor admission!

 

To use the code:

• Go to the attendee-specific registration link here: http://ifaiexpo.com/login/

• Enter the VIP Code (EP208) on the contact information page. The VIP code should be entered for each group member that plans to attend.   ________________________________________________________________________________________

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call at 440-899-8050. 

Want to schedule a meeting with us at our booth? Email our Marketing Coordinator Katie, at katie@mmitextiles.com

We hope to see you in New Orleans! 

MMI Certified as Women Business Enterprise (WBENC) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)

by MMI Textiles 7. August 2017 13:12

    

MMI Textiles, Inc. Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council 

WESTLAKE, OH – MMI Textiles, Inc, a leading supplier in the textile industry, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business by the Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).

These certifications mean a lot to me and my organization for many reasons, but chief among them is that we do a lot of business with large, private organizations and with the government who have initiatives to do business with woman-owned enterprises. Women have come a long way in our society at pushing equality with the male gender, and these certifications help our communities see that women can be an important part of the fabric of that community with job creation and active involvement”, said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher. 

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council Certification Committee is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.


About MMI Textiles:

MMI Textiles, Inc is committed to providing unparalleled service with competitive pricing, making them a premier fabric supplier in the textile marketplace. After 20 years in the business, MMI Textiles 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 the commercial, outdoors, medical, and military markets. MMI supplies fabric, hardware, labels, and more to customers all over the world. For more information, visit www.mmitextiles.com.

 

About WBENC:

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.

 

For more information, feel free to reach out to the MMI team at 440-899-8050 or contact them here

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Finalist Video

by MMI Textiles 18. July 2017 09:57
 
As you know, our Founder/President Amy Bircher was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 Award in the Northeast Ohio Region! We'd like to share the video shown during the Entrepreneur of The Year 2017 Northeast Ohio gala last month, featuring Amy and MMI Textiles! We hope you enjoy it!
 

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Check the video out on our social media channels as well: Facebook | Twitter 

Look for us at the ADS Warrior East Expo

by MMI Textiles 10. July 2017 16:28

 

The ADS Warrior East Expo is always one of the most fun shows of the year – we will be attending the Expo this year to meet with some of our favorite people in the industry! This show always brings together the most innovative people, products, and ideas of the tactical industry – which is one of the main reasons we love it so much.

 

This year we are excited to show off samples of our Printed Narrow Fabrics and Performance Knits! 

 

Printed Narrow Fabrics:

Have great washability and durability, and are made with solution-dyed Cordura® fabric. The most highlighted feature is our CTEdge 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 especially important when camouflage is a concern. 

 

Performance Knits:

MMI's line of Berry Compliant technical apparel fabrics are available in various weights and features, including flame resistance, moisture wicking, and antimicrobial finishing. We can provide Mil-Spec knit fabrics for your tactical needs, including popular Mil-C-8061 and others! This line focuses on three things: Protection, comfort, and durability. We have 17 different styles to offer, ranging in phases and weights. These fabrics offer priceless benefits to users!

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We hope to see you there! We’ll be bringing samples of Multicam Black, Tropic, and Arid approved webbing and loop, along with our complete line of Multicam performance knits! 

If you want more information on MMI’s lines of Printed Narrow Fabrics and Performance Knits, whether it’s a question 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

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award Finalist, Amy Bircher!

by MMI Textiles 2. June 2017 16:03

 

More exciting news! Our president and founder, Amy Bircher, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 Award in the Northeast Ohio Region! This awards program is in its 30th year, and The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in 60 countries throughout the world!

According to EY’s news release, “The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges, and Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 9 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland”

The team here at MMI are very proud of our leader and her accomplishments. Here’s to the future, and MANY more awards and accomplishments – we are so delighted to be a part of such a winning culture! Congrats again Amy! 

Building a Backpack You Can Be Proud Of...

by Annie 26. April 2017 09:53


While we will focus on a backpack in this post, this guide can help you with building any kind of end product that you are committed to sourcing the best components for. After all, the different components that go into an end product are what eventually give it the integrity you hope for.

 

When it comes to bags and backs, MMI can be a valuable asset. Chances are, we can provide anything you need for a backpack, a duffel bag, or anything similar. We solve a lot of communication and organizational problems because we allow our customers to get everything in one place. Here’s a glimpse at what we can do:

The Right Base Fabric

From heavyweight nylons to water resistant lightweight nylon, we can find out what you're planning on using the bag for and start with options that we think are best. We have a lot of experience finding customers the right fabric. Whether it’s a coated polyester or a strong, nylon ripstop – we can help if you know exactly what you want or if you are just needing some options.

Hardware

We sell domestic and import options for any style of hardware you could need. Metal or plastic, military colors or standard colors, you name it, and we can get you d-ring, buckles, snap-hooks, and more. We're an authorized distrubitor of ITW Nexus if you need Berry Compliant hardware and we have a handful of import options, too. 

Webbing and Straps

As one of our biggest product lines, we have webbing in nearly every kind, color and width combination. Nylon webbing, polyester webbing, polypropylene webbing, and cotton webbing are a few of our base product lines.

Binding Tape and Elastic

For pockets or anything stretchy on the bag, you’ll need some binding tape or elastic. Another important thing to note when it comes to all of our narrow fabrics, we can print on them. Whether it's a camo pattern like MultiCam®, a striped pattern, or a logo, our printing is high-quality. 

Mesh

When it comes to bags, we can laminate mesh to foam for certain applications. With numerous different mesh counts and spacer mesh in various thicknesses – we’ll likely have the kind you need. Much of our mesh is domestic, if that is a characteristic you are looking for.

Labels, Cord, Zippers

While these might literally be small things when it comes to a bag, they aren’t small to us. Making an impression with the little things, like labels will give your product and your brand the strength it needs.

 

We’re really happy to service the bags and packs industry so well. Don’t hesitate to reach out on any of your needs or questions when it comes to these things.

Smart Women Business Honors Amy Bircher!

by Debbie 20. April 2017 12:11





Exciting news! Our president, Amy Bircher was honored as one of Smart Women Businesses 2017 Progressive Entrepreneur Honorees. The 2017 Smart Women Breakfast was held today in Cleveland and the women from the MMI team had the chance to attend and watch Amy speak. 

In the April 2017 issue of Smart Women Business magazine, an article on Amy says, "Bircher has positioned the company for growth by establishing a solid team and infrastructure. She leads and directs the sales and operations of the company, which has experienced significant growth since its founding in 1997. She has developed

 products and services unique to the various markets the company serves and is known for having a keen eye product innovations that
 have led to proprietary materials and best-in-class product lines." 

The MMI Team is always proud of Amy and her achievements. We're grateful to be a part of such a dynamic and growing team. 

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