About us

Crypton history

In 1993, Craig and Randy Rubin hatched an ingenious plan from the basement of their Michigan home. The super duo wanted a fabric that could stand up to life’s messes and still be touchable and beautiful, a fabric that would change the way many people live their lives.

Today, Crypton sells a wide range of products worldwide that make life easier and continue to exceed expectations. We are more than a fabric company. We have 27 years of innovation and industry experience, 15 patents, and branded the most reliable, environmentally friendly, high-performance textiles in the world.

Our products are not only soft and beautiful but are also designed to perform and have varying levels of protection depending on where they will be used. In situations where heavy demands can be placed on fabric, Crypton offers superior performance with exceptional protection from stains, moisture, and odors from water and oil-based stains. Crypton also offers the assurance of antimicrobial (& stain-resistant) technology permanently bonded to the fabric, for the life of the fabric.

Not every situation demands so much from its fabric, so we developed a line of fabrics specifically for residential use, Crypton Home. Crypton Home is the perfect blend of beauty and durability, with the performance features of our Crypton Fabric, but tailored for use in the home. We partnered with Valdese Weavers to broaden our Crypton Home fabric product line and extend our reach within the residential market.

At Crypton, we’re passionate about living clean, so we aim to make cleaning easy and simple. Maintaining the beauty of upholstered furnishings hasn’t always been easy – until now!

Charlotte Business Journal – 2017 Best Places to Work Winner. Our manufacturing facility was voted one of the 2017 Best Places To Work by the Charlotte Business Journal

Crypton is a homegrown, United States-based company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, a city known for its long history of hard work and innovation. Every day, Crypton continues to grow stronger. Including our green manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, today, Crypton is more than 100 dedicated, enthusiastic people strong.

To build quality, groundbreaking products, Crypton has built a team of people who believe in the fabric, and we continue to have some of the leading minds in the textile industry developing our patented technologies.

And it’s all dreamed up and Assembled in the U.S.A.

Live beautifully. Live clean.

 

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1993
Starting point.
Business begins in the basement of the Rubin’s Michigan home. McDonald’s becomes our very first customer.
1993
1996
1 million yards sold.
Crypton masters ability to process woven fabrics. That same year, Crypton surpasses 1 million yards sold.
1996
1997
Crypton goes global.
Global distribution begins.
1997
2000
Connecting with distributors.
Crypton has more than 35 distributors.
2000
2001
Welcome to North Carolina.
Kings Mountain facility opens.
2001
2002
Crypton sustainability efforts implimented.
Crypton commences sustainability efforts at Kings Mountain facility. Crypton introduces Crypton Care upholstery cleaning products.
2002
2004
Crypton teams up with William Wegman.
William Wegman collaborative fabric collections are developed beginning of pet products.
2004
2004
Introducing the Michael Graves Collection.
Launch of Michael Graves Collection.
2004
2005
EPA certification.
EPA supports the claim that Crypton can be disinfected.
2005
2006
Edelman Leather.
Edelman Leather powered by Crypton.
2006
2008
Crypton INCASE product launch.
Launch of Crypton INCASE in contract market.
2008
2010
Crypton unveils their flagship product.
Launch of Crypton Fabric.
2010
2011
100 million yards of fabric sold.
Crypton Fabric surpasses 100 million yards of fabric sold.
2011
2013
Crypton is 20 years old!
Crypton 20 year anniversary.
2013
2013
Nanotex joins Crypton.
Crypton acquires Nanotex.
2013
2015 / 2016
Valdese Weavers partnership.
Exclusive mill partnership with Valdese Weavers for Crypton Home Fabric.
2015 / 2016
2017
The future looks bright.
Crypton company acquired by Berkley Capital.
2017
2018
Crypton in Europe, and growth with manufacturers.
Crypton Home Fabric in over 80+ furniture manufacturers showrooms. That same year sees the launch of Crypton Europe.
2018
2019
Crypton buys a textile mill.
Crypton purchases Abercrombie Textiles mill.
2019
2019
We're in the catalog.
Crypton Home Fabric at national retailers Arhaus, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn.
2019
2021
Moving forward together.
Abercrombie Textiles renamed to Crypton Mills at Broad River.
2021

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