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STRETCHING YOUR IMAGINATION

We are the leading manufacturer of narrow elastic fabric and rigid webbing in the Western Hemisphere, servicing all of the greater America's.

Our skilled and creative professionals are ready to support you in creating unique waistbands, straps, foldovers and trims with the look, function and feel your consumers need and expect. Our staff is continuously searching and testing new trends, yarns, raw materials and performance finishes. If you have concepts and ideas, our team will help put them into action or think up some new discoveries right on the spot.


A MOORE COMPANY


The Moore Company is a privately held family-owned business. The parent company of two wholly owned divisions that excel in the manufacture of performance fabrics. First established in 1909 with the founding of the George C. Moore Company, manufacturer of stretch and rigid narrow fabric (woven and knit), and Darlington Fabrics is a manufacturer of stretch and rigid wide warp knit fabric. There is a strong history of innovation, performance, and customer support to build upon.



George C. Moore Operations in the United States

Founded on the lasting premise of “providing continual innovation and support to our valued customers” the George C. Moore Company continually strives to offer the best narrow elastic value in the market. The combination of competitive pricing, excellent quality and on-time service has enabled us to be the preferred market leader for more than one hundred years.


Our US operation headquartered in Westerly, Rhode Island consists of Sales, Customer Service, Technical Support, Manufacturing Consultation, Engineering, Design, Research & Development, and Purchasing Functions. Also, we have established a network of contract manufacturers that produce uniquely designed and qualified narrow elastics and webbings that require US manufacture.



George C. Moore Operations in El Salvador, Central America

Beginning in 2006 we invested in a facility in Central America to stay close to our customers in the region. Conformed by a workforce with the technical expertise to make sure that our customers get the right elastic for the right job. And if we do not have the elastic you need, we can sit down and design it for you.


Located in American Park Free Zone, in close proximity to San Salvador, our facility is a vertical weaving and knitting operation with dedicated Design and Quality Assurance departments. Our facility has the capability to manufacture elastics or webbings from ¼” up to 12” wide. We also have in-house dyeing & finishing, rotary printing, cutting & sewing, performance finishes and customized packaging, all offered to support our customer requirements.

misSion

To meet our customers needs by providing quality and highly competitive products and services, being responsible for the rules that govern our business activity.

vision

To be recognized in the textile industry as a leading and innovative company through our human talent and advanced technology.

 

OUR PEOPLE


SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY


We believe in giving back, supporting, and helping improve the overall quality of life of our employees and of Salvadorans that live in surrounding communities. Initiatives include our participation in yearly activities as “Plant a tree campaign”, sponsorship, and participation in the “I run with the heart race”, blood donation to the Salvadoran Red Cross Bank. We have also worked closely with various humanitarian organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, among others.

We know that social responsibility begins inside the company, meeting or exceeding all compliance standards. The company continually invests in:

  • Improving our associates personal and technical skills with continuous training
  • Occupational health and safety programs to protect our employee’s wellbeing. Including preventive measures for avoiding the spread of Covid – 19 as:
    • Private transportation for all employees (2020 – 2021)
    • Social distancing and biosafety protocols
  • Additional initiatives in place as:
    • Daily meals subsidy
    • Subsidized “food co-op program” and uniforms
    • Back to School Program for employee’s children
    • Among many other actions.


SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES


We strive to be an active source of innovation for our customers and to support their business by creating and manufacturing woven and knitted elastic solutions that allow them to offer functional and innovative products in the marketplace. Our expertise, superior service and consistent quality has allowed us to be the preferred market leader for more than 110 years.

Sustainability is part of everything we do at George C. Moore and we want to share with you five areas through which we make sure our sustainability goals are accomplished:


ENERGY EFFICIENCY
WATER STEWARDSHIP
RECYCLING MATERIALS FROM THE PRODUCTION PROCESS
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
SUSTAINABLE NARROW ELASTIC FABRIC PRODUCTS

WORK WITH US


COMPLIANCE AND BUSINESS INTEGRITY

Our vastly diverse and talented group of associates stand ready to service our customer´s broad range of narrow fabric requirements. George C. Moore continuously strives to innovate and provide value added services that reduce lead times and enhance our customer’s product branding and performance.

We are very proud of each of our associates and thanks to their effort, creativity, and technical expertise we have been honored by receiving various distinctions and awards from customers and our community.


If you wish to be part of our team please submit your curriculum vitae to the following e-mail address: rh@gcmoore.com


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ELASTIC SOLUTIONS

FOR UNDERWEAR AND INTIMATE APPAREL
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One of our main especialties:

  • Underwear: woven knitted waistband with and without logo.
  • Panties: trims, foldovers.
  • Shapewear: straps, foldovers.
  • Thermals: waistbands, trims, foldovers.
  • Bras: straps, foldovers.

FOR COMPRESSION APPAREL AND GEAR
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Our custom elastic, resistance bands and gear will enhance the look and functionality of your:

  • Athletic support bras.
  • Compression tights & pants.
  • Athletic jockstraps.
  • Knee and wrist wraps.
  • Groin guards and support belts for powerlifting and weightlifting.

FOR TEAM UNIFORMS
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Narrow fabric with properties of durability, moisture management and antimicrobial treatments, among others for:

  • Goggles.
  • Elbow pads.
  • Shin guuards.
  • Shoulder pads.
  • Gloves and helmets.

FOR SWIMWEAR, DANCE AND YOGA APPAREL
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We can produce woven scalloped elastic for:

  • Built in shelf bras.
  • Swimwear and narrow straps.

Fancy and satin trims for:

  • Leotards used as dancewear or costumes.

ELASTIC SOLUTIONS

Our Design team is prepared to help you achieve the look, function and feel you desire by using a combination of fibers and finishes.
Once we start a dialogue and learn about your expectations we will be able to determine on whether we can develop a specific design for you. Contact our experts for your next development. (Narrow Elastic Fabric Inquiry)

FOR ORTHOPEDIC & MEDICAL ELASTICS
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We offer a large assortment of woven, knitted orthopedic and medical elastics.

  • Up to ¼" to 12" wide.
  • Jacquard or printed logo.
  • Paneled elastic.
  • Segmented elastic.
  • Surgical flat elastic.
  • Latex-free.
  • Hook receptive elastic or plush surfaces for comfort.

FOR WORK APPAREL & UNIFORMS
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  • Our experience allows our customers to assemble their garments with confidence.
  • Our finishing process assures minimum shrinkage.
  • Designed to satisfy specifications for laundering and / or dry cleaning.
  • Our formal wear elastics allow rental accessories to withstand multiple dry cleanings.
FOR BALLISTIC PROTECTION
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  • A variety of applications are served with elastic & webbing on military uniforms & protective vest.
  • Products can be supplied in all of the colors required by the Military, Homeland Security & Law Enforcement.
  • All of these elastics can be made compliant to the Berry Amendment.
FOR SAFETY & INDUSTRIAL ELASTIC
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We make a large variety of elastic and non-elastic webbing in custom colors, reflective and flame resistant properties, used in:

  • Safety goggles.
  • Masks.
  • Fall-arrest harnesses and occupational safety.



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CUSTOM ELASTIC SOLUTIONS

Let us do something amazing for you. We have two Research & Development divisions full of skilled and creative professionals who help us do great things for each brand, end use and market. Our research people think up lots of new ideas to do with narrow elastic and rigid tape and if you have some good ideas we will help put them into action or think up some new discoveries right on the spot.

We want to hear your ideas and answer your questions. Once we start a dialogue and we learn about your expectations we will be able to determine on whether we can develop a specific design for you. If you have a physical sample that you like, please submit it to us. If available, please also share with us the following information:

  • Annual usage/ estimation (yards)
  • Width of the elastic
  • End-use of the elastic
  • Color specifications and if a logo is included please provide: artwork height, space between logo, repeat measures, distance between logo and top/bottom edge
  • Modulus
  • Elongation % and hand stretch

Our Design Department has fully functional locations in the USA and in El Salvador and is positioned to satisfy the needs of our customer Product Development Teams. Whether the product requirement is plain, knitted, printed, dyed or Jacquard, our skilled Designers will develop creative solutions for you.

We have a professional, experienced, and dedicated Design Team to meet your customized needs. Whether it is strength, performance, fire resistance, softness, or fancy and delicate trims, we can encompass the wants and needs you have for your custom application.

Let’s get together, inspiration comes easy that way. Let us stretch your imagination.






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QUALITY CONTROL

George C. Moore Co. strives to raise the benchmarks of our quality standards. Our Quality Assurance Lab will comply with AATCC or ASTM methods required from our customers to supply world class products. Additionally, our dye lab has state of the art equipment that complies with international requirements. Whether it is strength, performance, fire resistance, softness or fancy and delicate trims, we can encompass the wants and needs you have for your custom application and guarantee that your expectations are met consistently.

  • Shade consistency
  • Product performance
  • Elongation
  • Hand stretch
  • Picks
  • Colorfastness to crocking
  • Modulus
  • Shrinkage
  • Zwick





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CUSTOMER SERVICE

Call on George C. Moore and be amazed by our customer support. We believe there is so much more in doing business than simply filling orders. We like to know you, talk to you, hear your ideas, and answer your questions.

Just tell us your needs and specifications and we’ll stretch to suit your needs. We are fully dedicated to enhance our customer’s satisfaction.

  • Short processing time
  • Schedule and manage pickups and deliveries
  • Different forms of payment
  • Logistics and transportation solutions
  • Orders notifications
  • Shipment tracking





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SPECIALTY PACKAGING

Like our elastic, we are flexible! Share with us your needs and we will offer a solution that adapts to your production lines.

  • Flat Rolls: eliminates creases for narrow elastics 1″ and over.
  • Spools: preferred packaging for delicate apparel elastics 1/4″ to 7/8″.
  • Bags: for less delicate apparel elastics for space saving and ease of handling in production lines.
  • Festoon (Bulk): elastic loosely traversed from side to side in case.
  • Shrink wrap: flat rolls are shrink wrapped for sanitation and to stabilize rolls in transit.
  • Cutting and sewing loops: whether it is flat cut lengths or cut and sewn loops, our machinery can adapt to your assembly line needs.





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ONLINE INTEGRATION

Always adapting and implementing new trends to offer a world-class service experience with a technological online integration of our in-house testing results: performance and color test. Sharing them with each customer streamlining the response time, reducing shipping costs and textile waste.