Custom Sewn Products operates out of a 15,000-square-foot building on 5 acres in Amsterdam, New York’s Industrial Park. This area has a long history in the needle trade, giving us easy access to an experienced workforce and support services. Started in 1997, Custom Sewn Products is a division of Saratoga Horseworks, Ltd, a leading manufacturer of American-made equine clothing and accessories. By 1998 Custom Sewn Products was producing goods for several clients in the scuba diving, skiing, firearms, and equine industries. Our track record in the dive industry, coupled with President Michael Libertucci’s personal background in diving made the industry our fastest-growing segment and represented our largest client base by 2010. As the demand for our technical design and commercial sewing skills increased, Custom Sewn Products purchased a state-of-the-art computer-guided cutting machine and computer design system. This investment allowed the business to cut down on lead times, decrease material waste, rapidly design new products for customers, and make incremental improvements without cutting new patterns.
As the business expanded, a state-of-the-art RF welding machine was purchased to bring the process in-house. In 2022, we now have six RF and hot air sealing machines. With the unique ability to sew and weld products under one roof, Custom Sewn Products offers efficient, high-quality sewn and sealed goods. In 2012 Custom Sewn Products became approved by Underwriters Laboratories as a UL Certified Manufacturing Site for US Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Devices. Around this time, the business built an in-house testing lab to perform tests on materials received, in-process checks on assemblies, and final product quality tests for customers unable to do so themselves.
In 2020 during the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic when personal protective equipment was scarce, CSP made the decision to pivot part of our production facility to help fill this void. Within days we had designs, prototypes, and samples of face shields and medical gowns evaluated by hospitals. Our technical design team researched and sourced proper materials with production starting on March 27th. Over the following few months, we produced over 20,000 face shields and nearly 100,000 Level 1 Isolation Gowns, which continue to be ordered by doctors and dentists.
Custom Sewn Products serves clients in over ten different industries. Our contract manufacturing customers appreciate our dedication to the entire production process. With the ability to design, produce, and test goods under one roof, we can help customers bring quality, innovative products to their respective markets.