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About Us

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Our Vision

Dedicated to equipping those who commit their lives to serving others.

Propper 50th Anniversary

Over 50 years. Over 120 million garments made. And we’re not done.

What started in 1967 as a single contract to make the iconic white Dixie Cup hats for the Navy turned into five decades of dedication and hard work as we grew to become one of the largest single providers of US military apparel in the country. Along the way, we branched out to serve the needs of the law enforcement and public safety communities, as well. This year, we proudly celebrate 50 years of providing outstanding military, law enforcement and tactical apparel and gear to folks like you who understand what it takes to get the job done right. 

All defined by precision, durability, comfort, and style. We don’t just make the best gear out there. We make it right. RIGHT TO THE CORE.

Authentic
From design to delivery, we’re driven by good people making really good gear. If it’s anything else, it isn’t ours.

Deliberate
We’re calculated when it comes to what we make, how we make it and who we make it for – a difference you can feel in every stitch, every seam and every pocket.

Responsive
Like our gear, our flexible service, fast shipping and product customization are designed to bring you more than you’d ever expect.

Proven
We’ve been the leading gear and apparel supplier for the U.S. Department of Defense, having met their evolving needs for 50 years.

Our Design Lab

Propper Design Lab

From design to delivery, we’re driven by good people making really good gear. It’s a difference you can feel in every stitch, every seam and every pocket. And it all starts at our Design Lab, located at Propper headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

This 4,000-square-foot think tank is dedicated to the research, development and design of new products. Here, we transform gear concept sketches to finished prototypes that feel as authentic and durable as the real thing. From there, our product development and global sourcing departments work hand-in-hand to bring our biggest and best ideas to life.

From Sewing to Shipping

We cut and sew our apparel and gear in our very own 9001-2008 ISO-Certified production facilities in Haiti and Dominican Republic as well as sourcing and manufacturing through our global partners. Propper’s Berry-Compliant production facility in Puerto Rico handles additional cutting and sewing, in addition to pattern-grading, permanent press, permethrin treatments, stone washing, enzyme and garment dying, and certified GORE-TEX seam sealing.

Our 200,000-square-foot distribution center in Dickson, Tennessee is EDI capable, RFID capable, and government bill and hold capable, helping us deliver everything our partners need on time, and on spec.

Like our gear, our service, manufacturing, and shipping capabilities are designed to bring you more than you’d ever expect.