South Korean circular knitting specialist Supreme Textile was founded in 2006. The company employs 60 people and reports sales of over $US 16 million. Two production sites located in Ansan City and Pocheon City are equipped with 30 44-gauge, 16 32-gauge, and seven 28-gauge machines. There are also nine machines for technical jacquard striped fabrics and 10 machines for digital printing. The annual production capacity is 2,500 tons. In 2017 Supreme Textile produced around 1,400 tons of knits – over 5 million metres.
Technical and functional knits are the company’s strong points; moisture absorption, quick drying, UV protection, and cotton-look are some of the properties available for activewear, yoga and golf wear, homewear, leggings, and intimates. The collections include fine gauge knits in nylon or polyester, technical jacquard stripes, meshes, piqués, metallic knits, and double-sided and digital prints.
Supreme Textile can carry out specific projects in partnership with clients for personalised and/or highly functional items. Export, primarily to Europe and the United States, accounts for 40 percent of output. Fila and Forever 21 are just two of Supreme Textile’s leading clients.