About us

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We are A-B Emblem

A-B Emblem is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of custom embroidered patches. We have supplied the US Armed Forces with patches since 1941. Our company is also proud to be the Official Supplier of Mission Patches to NASA (since 1970).

North Carolina is the home of our headquarters and US factory. In 1963, A-B moved to Weaverville, North Carolina, from Union City, New Jersey. As the result of growing exponentially in NC, no one can match our US-based stitching capacity and experience.

A-B Emblem owns two additional factories in Mexico and China. Consequently, we have the added capacity to serve clients around the world. Because we own both US and offshore factories, A-B Emblem is unique in the marketplace.

Look anywhere

Look anywhere and you’re bound to see our products. Thousands of organizations, from the Fortune 500 to Boy Scouts, proudly wear our custom patches. They are visible on uniforms, hats, and shirts around the globe. 

Serving a broad base of clients

A-B Emblem supplies businesses, agencies, associations, sports, and gift stores with custom patches. To this end, we have many years of experience and knowledge to share. Our expert staff is a major asset to us and to our clients. 

Unmatched service

Whether you need fifty or a million pieces, your order with A-B Emblem will see a level of service and craftsmanship unmatched in our industry.

For this reason, we appreciate the opportunity to prove ourselves to you. Our fast production, caring customer service, and low prices endear us to our clients.

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Experts at our Craft

A-B’s expert staff plus the Conrad family’s 125+ years experience. Together, we turn your ideas into award-winning patterns of rich, colorful embroidery.

The best thread and fabric

We use the best embroidery thread in the world. As well as top-quality background fabrics. Our twills are custom dyed for uniformity, and routinely tested for durability and color-fastness.

Laminated backing

A-B Emblem seals the backs of our patches with a lamination. Doing this helps them keep their shape and feel. Our washable and dry-cleanable yarn comes in a gamut of brilliant colors and a variety of weights.

QC

We inspect every patch four times before it can leave our factory.

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