Overview

Headquartered in the Knowledge Park district of Rock Hill, SC, Springs Creative is a global leader in innovations in textiles.

  • We seek What’s Next. Now. in the world of fabric, crafts, and finished products.
  • We hold creative licenses for a list of world class brands, as well as develop and manage our own.
  • We offer services spanning the creative and technical side of the supply chain, including sourcing, logistics, digital printing, product design, brand development, marketing, merchandising, and more.
  • We maintain a state-of-the-art facility and house truly unique assets in textiles (such as the Baxter Mill Archive).

We are the fulcrum of past and future in the world of textiles.

Springs Creative, Disney, Marvel, Pixar, The Walking Dead, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Adventure Time, John Deere, Hello Kitty, Tim Coffey, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Paganelli, Suzanne Nicoll, Susan Winget, Concord House, Crafty Cuts, Creative Essentials, Creative Cuts, Daisy Kingdom, Sandlapper Manufacturing, Beyond Measure, Scene Weaver, Springsteen Logistics, Truetimber Camo

History

In 1970, Springs Industries (formerly the 120 year old Springs Mills and now Springs Global) bought the Finished Goods Division of Indian Head Mills of Massachusetts. From that acquisition, a new division was established – the Retail and Specialty Fabrics Division – to oversee the production of high-quality apparel and finished fabrics.

Disney, Marvel, Pixar, The Walking Dead, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Adventure Time, John Deere, Hello Kitty, Tim Coffey, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Paganelli, Suzanne Nicoll, Susan Winget, Concord House, Crafty Cuts, Creative Essentials, Creative Cuts, Daisy Kingdom, Sandlapper Manufacturing, Beyond Measure, Scene Weaver, Springsteen Logistics, Truetimber Camo

In 2001, under the leadership of Derick Close, whose family founded Springs, the Retail and Specialty Fabrics Division was renamed the Creative Products Group to more accurately reflect the creative talents and innovative product offerings of the business unit. The new Creative Products Group continued to develop a profitable client base of major fabric retailers and specialty manufacturers across the United States and throughout the world.

Disney, Marvel, Pixar, The Walking Dead, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Adventure Time, John Deere, Hello Kitty, Tim Coffey, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Paganelli, Suzanne Nicoll, Susan Winget, Concord House, Crafty Cuts, Creative Essentials, Creative Cuts, Daisy Kingdom, Sandlapper Manufacturing, Beyond Measure, Scene Weaver, Springsteen Logistics, Truetimber Camo

While business continued to prosper, the Creative Products Group served market segments that were different from the main home furnishings business of Springs Global. Recognizing the potential for growth and the division’s proven ability to operate independent of the corporate structure, Derick Close purchased the division in March 2007.

Disney, Marvel, Pixar, The Walking Dead, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Adventure Time, John Deere, Hello Kitty, Tim Coffey, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Paganelli, Suzanne Nicoll, Susan Winget, Concord House, Crafty Cuts, Creative Essentials, Creative Cuts, Daisy Kingdom, Sandlapper Manufacturing, Beyond Measure, Scene Weaver, Springsteen Logistics, Truetimber Camo

The newly formed company was renamed Springs Creative Products Group, LLC to signal the start of a new company with a new approach to doing business in the world of textiles. Springs Creative, staffed by more than 150 talented employees, maintains design, marketing and sales offices in Rock Hill, S.C. and a team of production and sourcing specialists in Shanghai, China.

Leadership Team

DerickClose

Derick Close Chief Executive Officer

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Jeff Creech President

KevinKnape

Kevin KnapeChief Operating Officer

DougMcIlvaine

Doug McIlvaineChief Financial Officer

Travis

Travis BlackwoodVP of Business Development

Brian

Brian WacasterVP of Retail Sales

Dannielle

Dannielle HeinrichsVP of Creative Services

MaryAlbanese

Mary AlbaneseDirector of IT

Kathy

Kathy PhilipsCreative Director

PamScott

Pam ScottNational Sales Director Carolina Creative Products

JohnWirth

John WirthDirector of Global Supply Chain

ReidHoag

Reid HoagSales Manager Carolina Creative Products