I met with Tony McBryan (CEO and Co-Founder of Custom Made Comfort at Bulle Rock in Aberdeen, MD. I was not previously familiar with the CMC product line but an hour later was convinced of its appeal, credibility as well as Tony’s passion and truly wanted to help him tell this story.
A priority goal was to supply products that are “Made in the US” We put an American flag on every blanket. I had one account tell me that their member was so impressed with the “Made in America” tag that he himself bought one dozen from the shop. It is impossible to supply low minimums and have it imported. Having been in the textile industry for many years, I’m not comfortable supplying a product that I cannot see being manufactured. I am in the factory at least one day of every week, coordinating with manufacturing during the design and production of our knit products to insure any issues are found before the product is delivered.
The process begins with the clubs’ digital artwork which we prefer in vector, tiff, jpeg, dst or pdf. We convert them to the necessary formats that we use to manufacture our knitted blankets, printed totes, accessory bags, pillows and other items of interest. With the largest possible tiff or jpeg file we create several digital mock ups for review prior to sampling/production for their review. We can also recreate artwork in all formats as an additional service.