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Donna Melvin

Donna Melvin has spent over 35 years in the textile industry, acquiring expertise in design, production and sales. She began her career with a B.S. in textile design from Philadelphia College of Textile & Science. Her first position as a knit designer was in a Brooklyn knitwear factory, whose accounts included Anne Klein, Donna Karan and Leslie Fay. During that period, Donna developed her keen eye for beautiful patterns, made industry contacts, identified reliable factories and garnered global experience—crucial assets that led her, in 1986, to found DKR Concepts Inc., a 100% woman-owned business.

Donna has designed and created a wide range of textile products for the apparel, spa and hospitality industries. Accounts included private label programs for Federated Department Stores and numerous catalogs such as Boston Proper and Mark Fore & Strike. From 2006 to 2011, Donna collaborated with Andrew Morgan of the Morgan Collection, Inc., and was responsible for the development of luxury blankets, pillows and bedding for hospitality, spa and retail clients. Her products have received awards for their innovative designs and the knitted box spring cover she created was awarded a patent. She also developed products for key accounts such as Disney Cruise Line, Hilton Hotels, Marriott International and Kimpton Hotels and many boutique hotels, which are used in their facilities worldwide.

From 2012 to 2016, Donna created a copyrighted pattern directory of over 300 unique patterns, as well as a knitted product line of throws, bed scarves, pillows and bed wraps for the Hospitality, Assisted Living and Spa Industries. A perfect example of her creativity is how she was able to redesign a polypropelene fiber. Recognizing the fiber’s characteristics (water resistant, lightweight, easy care) and then adapting the yarn, she created something soft, luxurious and perfect for the hospitality and spa industries. She recently launched Donna’s Knit Resource Concepts, LLC, a 100% woman-owned business.

She is continuing to offer the products she has developed over the past, as well as create new patterns and products.

Descended from a Philadelphia family whose presence in America dates to 1772, and whose heritage includes textile crafts, Donna has carried on in the footsteps of her long line of creative ancestors. One of who is Sarah Flickwir who, in 1846, crafted the “Album Quilt” which now hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of its famed Costume and Textile Collection. “I look forward to carrying on the family history of textile crafts in the years ahead,” Donna said. “I remain passionate about my trade, and my ability to continue to design and produce the most technologically innovative and commercially viable products in this industry.”

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Donna's Knit Resource Concepts, LLC
Ambler, PA 19002
Fax: (215) 540-9042