Artex Knitting Mills is a family owned business that has been knitting fine products since 1926.
Artex Knitting Mills is one of the last great knitting mills in the USA. The company has survived the Great Depression, two World Wars, one Cold War, and the dawn of a new millennium.
Louis Gerbarg founded Artex Knitting Mills, Inc. in 1926 in Philadelphia’s Olde City, delivering quality trimming goods to the thriving Philadelphia apparel industry. Later, the factory moved to North Philadelphia and then West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Artex made high quality, attractive cotton and wool knit ties for brands all over the United States.
When fashions changed, we changed our goods – but not our values. Artex focused intensively on the growing market for knit hats and beanies. Growing and expanding, Artex moved to its current 80,000 square foot facility, located in Westville, New Jersey, in 1990.
Today, American industry is facing a flood of low-cost goods from abroad, and Artex is facing the challenge head on. Custom orders are our specialty. Our customers come back to us because we are reliable and our goods are high quality. Fast turn-around, innovative styles, and great prices are all our hallmarks.