Kelby & Co
Dropel Fabrics is the world’s first hydrophobic cotton textile supplier. The fabrics are water and stain repellent and made of plush premium cotton that we love, but now with the protective properties of polyester, without feeling like cardboard. And Kelby & Co are the only company on the market to offer nanotechnology and natural fabrics in one package.
“Our natural textiles maintain hand feel and breathability while wine, juice, and coffee run off without leaving a trace,” said Kelby & Co Cofounder and CEO Sim Gulati. “We offer brands and retailers the opportunity to develop their own hydrophobic exclusive fabrics. Through an international infrastructure, we seamlessly integrate with brands’ existing supply chain and production processes. Sign-up at dropelfabrics or purchase at www.kelbyandco.com.”
Since joining the accelerator, the company has secured programs with four menswear brands, a childrenswear brand, a footwear brand, and home furnishings company.
“The energy and aggressiveness of NYC is like no other place in the world. It’s a grind that can be tough, but the opportunities are near limitless,” said Cofounder and President Bradley Feinstein.
“We are currently developing fabrics for retailers, brands, and designers that seek to explore new possibilities,” Gulati continued. “Over the years, I have witnessed innovation in polyester and synthetics, but cotton has remained the same. So we set to change that, and created innovative natural textiles. Welcome to Dropel Fabrics.”