In 1998 Samsung & Caravel joined in a partnership to expand its textile market in the U.S. With this task of developing the domestic and international textile market, SAMSUNG CARAVEL became renowned for its unique prints and designs, becoming a market leader of print fabrics and acquiring a #1 position in the U.S. market.
Caravel Fabrics was created so that the American market could benefit from new and exciting products from Asia – primarily from South Korea – where the advancement of specialized printing techniques have allowed us to offer exclusive, beautifully printed designs on unique fabrics.
Over 12 years after our launch, we are still producing exclusive looks on numerous new products, and have expanded our sourcing countries to include Korea, Vietnam, China, Indonesia and Taiwan. We’re constantly developing new fabrics, print processes and engraving techniques in order to maintain our reputation for progressiveness and to differentiate ourselves from other converters in the marketplace.
Our Los Angeles team includes many talented designers, CAD experts and colorists, plus a team of superb salespeople whose knowledge of all aspects of the apparel industry are second to none. Our production division pulls all of the Caravel disciplines together to ensure timely shipping, quality control and efficient administration company-wide.
The acclaimed Caravel design team is the creative core of Caravel enterprises and looks to Europe, Asia, Los Angeles and New York for its inspiration. We buy original design artwork from the world’s top independent studios and add their unique visions to the look we generate in-house – resulting in a choice of contemporary fabrics unsurpassed in the industry today.
At Caravel we have an incredible team of designers, colorists, CAD designers and assistants, who make up one of the most capable and innovative studios in the industry.
Applying their extensive knowledge and experience, our in-house design team creates exclusive, original products for our open line and our customer base – inspired by catwalks, first-hand knowledge of European & American trends and the conceptual wealth of the independent design studios we see from around the world.
Combining these strengths with the imagination of our own personnel, we produce over 200 unique designs every month; designs that our coloring team uses to build compelling groups from the latest color palettes and fabrications.
Located in the heart of the fashion capitol of the world, our sales team and stylists provide the manufacturing and retailing communities with the latest in print design – along with trend, color fabrication and silhouette forecasting for current and future seasons.
We offer a complete product line of polys, cottons, woven fabrics, knits, prints, solids and novelty textiles that cater to the Missy, Junior, Sportswear, Children’s and Loungewear markets.
We work one-on-one to develop exclusive designs and recolorations, while our sample department stocks a wide range of fabrics for immediate yardage availability. We work closely with our Los Angeles headquarters to ensure a full-service experience for every Samsung / Caravel customer.