As a country we are indebted to our troops, past and present. As a company we are proud to provide the most durable and dependable shelters possible for them.
Diamond Brand was first established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1881 as a distributor of fur and feathers. The business later moved to New York and the name was changed to the New York Drop Cloth Company. The name "Diamond Brand" derived from the fact that canvas was graded and stamped with a brand according to quality and the "Diamond Brand" was an indication of first quality goods.
Diamond Brand contract manufactured the first backpack for the Boy Scouts of America. In WWI and WWII, the company manufactured everything from tents to leggings to rucksacks.
Diamond Brand becomes a leader in the outdoor industry by manufacturing high quality backpacks and tents for its own brand and for companies like REI, The North Face and L.L. Bean. Diamond Brand Camping Center opens in Naples, NC.
Diamond Brand works directly with U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center to develop Soldier Crew Tent, taking first significant step to becoming a military contractor.
Diamond Brand wins new military contract to produce U.S. Marine Corps Combat Tent. Increases contract manufacturing to specialty defense and outdoor customers. Moves to current 82,500 square foot facility in Fletcher, NC.
Diamond Brand Gear is formed to continue manufacturing for the military and the outdoor industry but also to bring back vintage Diamond Brand products.