Out To Lunch Brings New Meaning For Mom-Owned Business


The production area of this textile manufacturing company is a swath of concrete and brick walls and red, blue, hot pink, black and yellow fabric.

Until last year, the palette at Fuller Specialty was entirely monochromatic. Their product: mostly mesh sports jerseys and gym bags.

Then Sue Catherine discovered the company on the Internet and introduced it to “Preppy Paisley” and “Spring Fling” — fabrics with crazy paisley and geometric patterns in bright colors. Now, the company makes products such as lunch bags, aprons and reversible headbands designed by Catherine.

She could not have imagined two years ago that the lunch bags she made for her children would evolve into this: a business that she and her sister-in-law and business partner call CaddySac.

Their products are sold in more than 60 stores and 16 states — numbers that continue to grow almost weekly.

But the thing that gives Catherine the most pride: Her products are made entirely in North Carolina. She designs them, with advice from family and friends. Then they are produced by this Burlington textile company, a third-generation, family-owned business that prides itself on quality and customer service, values that Catherine also shares.

Logo from CaddySac

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