Crowdsourcing funds a new modular tent system

December 1st, 2021

Diamond Brand Gear’s Tent Rescue Program crew created a miniature LMNL tent—complete with modular panels—out of scraps of materials. Photo: Diamond Brand Gear. Take an established business with a solid customer base, add a great idea for product expansion and what do you get? The need for capital. Product development takes cash—even when developing the […]

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John Delaloye: Innovating for the end user

October 1st, 2020

John Delaloye combines Diamond Brand Gear’s history and reputation with a strategy that focuses on doing what lower-priced competitors can’t.  by Michelle Miron I get really pumped about new products, new fabrics, and when we learn from something we’ve researched or read about or seen somewhere and can bring those elements to fruition here,” says […]

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Fluid markets require flexible equipment

July 1st, 2020

Custom manufacturers rely on equipment that multitasks across product lines and markets, with minimal downtime. by Maura Keller Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, every custom end-product manufacturer faced some type of financial challenge. Reduced or canceled orders, customer attrition and market changes always affect manufacturers’ bottom lines. Another commonality among manufacturers is their heavy dependence […]

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Diamond announces sewing program

December 20th, 2019

Diamond Brand Gear, Asheville, N.C., is helping to launch an industrial sewing program for Western North Carolina (WNC) sewing manufacturers. The course is a collaboration between more than 20 WNC manufacturers, funding from the Carolina Textile District, and the support of Blue Ridge Community College and AB-Technical Community College. Free for all incumbent workers, students […]

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A common thread

July 1st, 2019

Diamond Brand Gear is leading a regional effort to revive the art of sewing through education and collaboration. By Holly Eamon With roots extending to 1881, Diamond Brand Gear in Fletcher, N.C., continually works to build upon its legacy. The outdoor and military gear manufacturer is revitalizing not only its brand but also the industry’s […]

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