Red Bank, N.J.-based Concept III Textiles — a developer, producer and sourcer of fabric-based
finished products for outdoor and activewear markets — is celebrating 25 years in business. The
company was founded by David Parkes and Bob Wilson to sell pile fabrics to the outerwear and ski
industries. Parkes now operates the business in partnership with his son, Chris, and daughter,
Helen — a business that has grown into a complete product development company from fabric
development to garment production.
The company chooses its partners carefully, selecting mills with high-quality production and
environmental standards as well as five-star research and design capabilities.
Wilson coined the company’s name. The “III” represents service, styling and sales — something
the company believes still holds true.
Concept III has worked with many widely known apparel brands in its 25 years in business.
Parkes believes textile innovation drives apparel sales. “Only those with exciting new products are
the ones that survive,” he said.
January 20, 2009