In 1970, Springs Industries (formerly the 120 year old Springs Mills and now Springs Global) bought the Finished Goods Division of Indian Head Mills of Massachusetts. From that acquisition, a new division was established – the Retail and Specialty Fabrics Division – to oversee the production of high-quality apparel and finished fabrics.
In 2001, under the leadership of Derick Close, whose family founded Springs, the Retail and Specialty Fabrics Division was renamed the Creative Products Group to more accurately reflect the creative talents and innovative product offerings of the business unit. The new Creative Products Group continued to develop a profitable client base of major fabric retailers and specialty manufacturers across the United States and throughout the world.
While business continued to prosper, the Creative Products Group served market segments that were different from the main home furnishings business of Springs Global. Recognizing the potential for growth and the division’s proven ability to operate independent of the corporate structure, Derick Close purchased the division in March 2007.
The newly formed company was renamed Springs Creative Products Group, LLC to signal the start of a new company with a new approach to doing business in the world of textiles. Springs Creative, staffed by more than 150 talented employees, maintains design, marketing and sales offices in Rock Hill, S.C. and a team of production and sourcing specialists in Shanghai, China.