Founded in 1988, Performance Textiles , has produced high performance textile products for a variety of requirements in the Military and Commercial markets. We take pride in our products along with our customer support and service. We continue to be a leader in various market segments presented within this site. Our ability to design a new fabric for your needs is unsurpassed. Or we can suggest a current material to specific requirements.
Our experience in fabric manufacturing and quality assurance from raw materials through final stages of treatments is unique and complete. We are very “hands on” and involved with every part of our products’ processing and testing. Whether the product is made for domestic customers or for export, we want to be your choice for the best competitive value you can experience.
Founded in 1913 as Brand and Oppenheimer Company, Inc. (“B&O”) as a supplier of garment linings, the company celebrates a rich history in the textile industry. In October 2011, Praesidian Capital became an investor. In 2014 Brand & Oppenheimer acquired Performance Textiles, a US textiles supplier. In 2015 B&O entered into an equity partnership with 1947 LLC’s management team; Ed Ricci, Ben Galpen, and Bryan Boulis, all industry experts with over 100 years of combined experience. The 1947 LLC Management team has grown the business through organic sales, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions. In 2017 B&O acquired the assets of Cutting Edge TexStyles, a global supplier of Bindings, Trims and Piece Goods. In 2018 B&O acquired the assets of General Fabrics Inc., a global designer and wholesale distributor of quilting fabrics. In 2019, Brand and Oppenheimer became Ocean State Innovations (“OSI”) to continue the tradition of quality textiles, while focusing on the company’s innovative industry expertise and strong Rhode Island roots. In 2020, OSI acquired the assets of ColorWorks, a premier textile dyer and finisher located in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Ocean State Innovations has distinguished itself as the premier global source for textile products and services and continues as a leader in the textile industry for the U.S. Military. OSI is now bringing that same innovative textile expertise to many commercial market segments such as medical, industrial, automotive and traditional apparel.