Taking you to new and familiar places with gear you help to create.

We are…

Makers

As makers (some may say warriors), we are willingly engaged in the constant struggle / conflict to creatively transform raw materials into finished products with our own hands.

Stewards

As stewards, we are protectors and keepers of the history and traditions of our Carolina Mountains, especially those of craft (sewing), textiles, and camping.

Teachers

As teachers, we are boldly empathetic, encouraging, and dedicated to constant individual improvement.

Our Purpose

Together, we explore the limits of fabric to craft durable outdoor gear with passion, creativity, and pride.

Our Values

Our Team

Above all else, we are fabric craftspeople.

We have the experience and resourcefulness to solve problems and create customized products for our customers. We work with a wide range of materials from traditional to innovative fabrics, from durable and heavy to high performance and ultra-lightweight. From experience, we find the most efficient ways to cut, design, and join fabrics together. We have implemented LEAN Manufacturing principles making it even easier to explore ways to add customization or personalization to our products. In addition, we upcycle Diamond Brand Gear materials for new and creative uses.

Our Legacy

Established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1881.

Diamond Brand Gear is a 138 year-old company. With a history of reliability and innovation, we first supplied our military dating back to WWI and WWII. In 1931, we manufactured the very first backpack for the Boy Scouts. In the 1970s, we designed the popular lightweight camping tent, the Free Spirit. Innovation continues today with the introduction of Craft Gear.

Our Partners

WE ARE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF

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Outdoor Industry Association
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The Partnership
Henderson Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Coalition
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
American Camp Association
NCYCA
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WE HAVE GREAT RELATIONSHIPS WITH

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Center for Craft
Black Mountain College
Autism Society of North Carolina