Jocassee Designs was started by Ed Edwards and Shelley Blount in January of 1985. From a single, 12 head embroidery machine and a lone employee, the company has steadily grown adding more machines, more people, and more manufacturing space. Today, Jocassee Designs has 237 embroidery heads, employs more than 60 people, and is one of the largest embroiderers in the southeast. At peak production, Jocassee Designs can turn in excess of 50,000 pieces per week.
As the company grew, so did its ability to better serve customers. In 1989, Jocassee Designs added its first in-house digitizing. It now operates two GS USA ETHOS systems to digitize original designs, or edit existing ones. In the last 20 years the company has added additional storage space, purchased heat-seal and laser cutting machinery, upgraded to new and improved embroidery machines and added comprehensive quality control, packaging and shipping facilities. In 2008 Jocassee Designs moved into a larger and better building more suited to its needs. All of these changes made the company more capable of handling its contract embroidery customers — TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Jostens, Standard Textiles and Fenwick Farms.
Jocassee Designs can run up to 15 colors on any one design. Drop table machines allow more flexibility with finished garments. Several machines are capable of running finished caps. Jocassee Designs also offers direct sales to corporations, schools, churches and other organizations. As that segment of the business has grown so has its customer service. Jocassee Designs now offers a full catalog of name-brand items including OuterBanks, Champion, Jerzees, Fruit of the Loom, Hanes, Port Authority Devon and Jones, Adidas and Yupoong Caps. Recently it added the ability to have garments screen printed and a full line of non-apparel items to satisfy all of the customer’s promotional needs.
Whether you’re in the market for contract embroidery, or looking to promote your next corporate event, Jocassee Designs is ready to help.
311 Tucapau Road, Duncan, SC 29334
(864) 433-1113 • www.jocasseedesigns.com