Our Story

Not Just Lace began in 1976 under the name Capitol Dye Works, later Just Lace, doing business out of a large factory on Flushing Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The company peaked in the early to mid 1980s over-dyeing tee shirts and vintage clothing for the hot trendy boutiques Canal Jeans on Broadway in Soho (an NYC staple that now houses Bloomingdales), Unique and Cheap Jacks to name a few. The dye house also produced for Pressman & Gutman, Marcus Bros and lingerie makers Maidenform and Warners. By the late 80s and early 90's most of the production moved overseas due to low labor costs in other countries. This process of overseas outsourcing has changed the NYC garment industry dramatically and put most companies out of business. Our city has gone from having over 25 large dye houses to 3 to 5 small ones, dyeing small lots, specialty and combo blends. These smaller dye houses like ours are able to cater to higher end designers who appreciate the quality and convenience of a local dye house. We've Grown Up In The Textile Business.... Not Just Lace is an established Specialty Dye House focused on the needs of textile designers and serving a variety of people in the apparel industry. Not Just Lace means that our capabilities extend to a wide variety of fabrics, with color matching and fabric handling expertise that is reliable and right on target.