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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. 

Spring Cleaning is here...

by Debbie 12. April 2017 09:30

 

We mean it when we say that there is nothing like springtime in Cleveland. The fresh air is good for everyone and seasonal allergies have officially kicked in throughout the office. It’s this time of year that we try to clean off the shelves and make room for some new inventory we have coming in. Therefore, we wanted to share a list of our closeouts that we are offering. Below is a list of things available for closeouts – please keep in mind that this list changes often. Your best bet at getting updated availability and pricing is to give our office a call at 440-899-8050.  

·        Black Poly/Spandex
·        White Poly/Spandex
·        Tan Poly/Spandex
·        1.9 oz. Ripstop – Ranger Green
·        200D Nylon – Black
·        400D Nylon – Wolf Grey
·        500D Nylon – TAN499, Solution-dyed
·        500D Nylon – Coyote, Solution-dyed
·        1000D Nylon – Black FRT
·        1000D Nylon - Ranger Green
·        #10 Cotton – Forest
·        #10 Cotton - Khaki
·        #8 Cotton – Red
·        #8 Cotton – Black
·        10 oz. Cotton – Turquoise
·        10 oz. Cotton – Kelly Resin
·        7.5oz Cotton Twill – White

 

 

Recapping March at MMI...

by Annie 5. April 2017 09:09

Let’s get you up-to-date and fill you in on all that happened at MMI in March.

 

1.      MultiCam® Performance Knits 

We are really excited about our new MultiCam performance knits. These next-to-skin base layers are made to be your best bet when it comes to performance apparel. We take our commitment to the military, tactical, and outdoor industry very seriously and we will continue to keep providing solutions wherever we can. This can be demonstrated not only through this line but also through our patent-pending CTEdge™ MultiCam® webbing.

2.      Partnership with FlexSystems

We announced a partnership with FlexSystems, USA to offer 2D products.  These Berry Compliant label products come in a bunch of different variations including: VELCRO® back military patches, rubber keychains, VELCRO® cuff tabs, 2D PVC patches and labels, morale patches, zipper pulls, flame resistant parts, OEM parts, and more. The products are available in almost any customization that you can think of with different colors, logos, and artwork.

You can see us featured on Soldier Systems here!

3.     MMI’s Travel Log

Our team traveled to Germany to attend the IWA show and to southern California to check out AAOS. We love to talk to people in the military and medical markets about our ability to provide them so many different components in one place. Between cotton duck, hook and loop, and hardware – you don’t have to look in handfuls of different places to get what you want and instead can rely on MMI to do the legwork for you and get you the products when you need them.

Looking ahead to April, our team team will be at the FDIC show in Indianapolis and at the NRA show in Atlanta – we’d love to  see you there, so don’t hesitate to reach out. 




MMI Textiles, Inc. Now Offering Berry Compliant 2D Products

by Annie 8. March 2017 08:39

MMI partners with Flexsystems USA Inc to continue adding to its product line and Berry Compliant capabilities

 

WESTLAKE, OH - MMI Textiles, Inc., a leading supplier in the textile industry, announced today that they are introducing a line of custom plastic parts, labels, and products through an exclusive partnership with Flexsystems USA Inc The goal of this addition is to add to MMI’s product line while continuing to sell more products made in the USA.

This line of custom products includes VELCRO® backed military patches, rubber keychains, VELCRO® cuff tabs, 2D PVC patches and labels, morale patches, zipper pulls, flame resistant parts, OEM parts and more. The options available are numerous and can be customized to meet sizes, shapes, logos, and colors that fit almost any design needs. These products can be engineered with biocorn and other recycled materials to make them more environmentally-conscious. Berry compliancy is a core requirement of many products that military individuals look for and now MMI can meet that need in this avenue as well as serve other markets who are looking for made in the USA products and components.

“Custom labels and plastic products that are 2D and Berry compliant allow MMI to fulfill needs in more than one area. We have been establishing partnerships that allow us to continue providing solutions to the medical, military, and commercial markets all around the globe and this partnership is just another example.” said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher.   
 

After 20 years in the business, MMI Textiles, Inc. has a long history and an excellent reputation of customer service. 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, feel free to reach out to the MMI team at 440-899-8050 or info@mmitextiles.com 

Printed Narrow Fabrics in Prints and Patterns

by Annie 22. February 2017 10:40

We have talked a lot about our line of printed narrow fabrics in MultiCam® and that’s because we are so excited about it. But, it’s time we also talk about our printed narrow fabrics in various other patterns and logos. We can print on most narrow goods, including webbing, binding tape, elastic, zipper, hook, and loop.
 

While wanting to print on these kinds of fabrics do involve a process with art files, proofs, colors, and more – if your wanting your product to leave a lasting impression, chances are you’re going to want to make it stand out. This could mean you need a print that’s bright and kid-friendly or you might need something simple like your logo. And lucky for you, we can do both. If this is something you have thought about or want more details on the process of – reach out and we can help and send you samples of some previous projects we can done. Feel free to shot us an email at info@mmitextiles.com or give us a call at 440-899-8050.

Introducing MMI's line of Performance Knits...

by Annie 6. February 2017 12:27

 

MMI partners with Longworth Industries to diversify product line and reinforce commitment to outdoor industry

WESTLAKE, OH - MMI Textiles, Inc., a leading supplier in the textile industry, announced today that they are introducing a line of performance knit fabrics through an exclusive partnership with Longworth Industries. The goal of this addition is to diversify MMI’s product line, strengthen their commitment to the tactical and military markets, and continue to sell more products made in the USA.

 

This line of apparel materials is currently available in various weights that can be tailored in a garment depending on the intended environment.  It features a group of fire retardant fabrics and a group of fast-drying fabrics. Engineered with silver anti-microbial protection to help resist odor, superior moisture management, breathability, and anti-shrink/pick/pilling; the benefits of these knits are numerous. These products also allow MMI to continue adding to and maintaining their ability to offer so many products Made in the USA.

 

“Being able to offer performance knits helps fulfill our promise of providing more products and high-tech solutions to all of our customers, specifically those who are in the performance apparel market.”, said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher.  

 

After 20 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 the commercial, outdoors, medical, and military markets. MMI supplies fabric, hardware, labels, and more to customers all over the world.

 

Longworth Industries, Inc located in Southern Pines and Candor, NC, has over 30 years of experience in innovative fabric development and product testing for next-to-skin apparel. Their fabrics are also tested by an outside professional that are approved by the US Military for features for durability, wicking, air permeability, stretch and recovery, burst strength, flammability, char and durability.  The test results are then used to continue to improve and provide an even more effective fabric. All Longworth Industries fabrics are designed, developed, constructed, sewn, and finished in the USA. With a strong green story and a completely vertical business structure, it is no wonder that Longworth Industries is one of the nation's top next-to-skin fabric & apparel manufacturers. 

 

For More Information: Please contact MMI at 44-899-8050 or info@mmitextiles.com

Want to know more about MMI? Watch this!

by Annie 3. February 2017 11:43


We are excited to share the new MMI video with you. The video will give you a little more insight on who we are, where we came from, and why we like to do what we do. It features our office, our president and owner Amy Bircher, our Regional Sales Manger Geoff Senko, and Tom Auer from Bearse USA who is an indispensable partner to the MMI team. Follow this link to watch now!


 


Enjoy! 

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