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Low Minimum Order Mills For Activewear

Whether you’re a new designer in search of just a few meters of fabric or you’re an established label wanting to test out a different cloth, the following mills are some of the best providers of low minimum orders for activewear and sports fabrics.

Tejidos Gulfer

Located in the heart of Colombia, Tejidos Gulfer offers fashionably high-tech fabrics specifically designed for luxury performance markets. Bogota-based, the firm designs several microfiber textiles in both nylon-Lycra blends and polyester-Lycra blends. Both have inbuilt freshness technology and boast superior comfort. Additionally, Tejidos Gulfer offers fabrics for accenting, decorating and lining sports apparel, in order to make functional garments more beautiful. All fabrics come with moisture-wick technology and antibacterial finishes, with the option of Aloe Vera and vitamin E added in for the skin.

The mill’s Colombian origins mean low minimum orders can be imported into the United States, Canada , Mexico and the CAFAN region duty free.

Lafayette Sports


A fellow Bogota, Colombia-based mill, Lafayette Sports offers a special line of sport fabrics designed for durability and breathability. Lafayette Sports develops creative textile solutions with high-tech components that allow designers to create comfortable, versatile garments that are sustainably-made.

Lafayette Sports have gained a loyal following due their burgeoning presence across the Americas, which is a result of undisputed quality. Such standards can be seen in their pure polyester and polyester Lycra-blend performance fabrics. Each cloth features moisture-wicking, sun protection, and water repellence, making them ideal for sport and active wear collections.

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Part of integrated fiber group Invista, Cordua has been in operation for more the forty five years. Cordura fabrics were traditionally sourced by workwear and military markets for their durability and versatility. But today, these high tenacity fiber technologies are being tapped by active and sports apparel designers.

Available in a wide range of weights, it’s the ultra lightweight that appeals to the activewear market.These performance fabrics boast different constructions and textures, as well as bold colors that make a strong statement when working out and give Cordura that fashionable edge.

From the classic air-jet textured nylons to ultra-lightweight high tenacity nylon and polyester fabrics, the latest collection from Cordura is available on Le Souk. The firm produces in Tainen and ships from Taiwan with low minimum orders going out daily.


—By Benjamin Fitzgerald


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