At Airtex Design Group, our combination of cutting-edge design and innovative product development has made us a leader in home fashions manufacturing. From in-house sample making to domestic and international production, we offer today’s retailer a holistic and streamlined approach to their private-label product.


We are a mix of top-notch designers, manufacturing gurus, and sourcing experts. If it can be stitched, sewn, filled, printed or woven, we’ve done it. Airtex Design Group‘s history dates back to 1999 when Susan Shields and Mike Miller, two life-long entrepreneurs, joined forces to form Airtex Design Group. Susan’s company —Bags and Baggage/Coverdown— brought retail relationships, product design and development, and experienced sample-making to Miller Bag Company, a 93-year-old manufacturer of agricultural bags and specialty packaging. Since then, Airtex Design Group has grown into a worldwide production company with global headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our multifaceted divisions include Airtex Design Retail, Airtex Solutions, Bumpidoodles, and Wild Olive Inspirations. Our success stems from innovation and a performance-driven team with the highest standards of excellence.


Our 30+ years of working in domestic and overseas sewing production and global sourcing, has given us the depth of experience to translate our customers' unique visions into very well designed, high quality products at competitive prices.

Worldwide Trend Monitoring

With our extensive travel in the US, Europe, and Asia, we see what’s happening. From street fashion and exotic textiles to the latest color palettes, we interpret how design trends turn into products for the retail market place.

Product Design and Development

We have an expert in-house team of ideation specialists including product designers, surface designers, and technical engineers who work directly with our customers to bring their products to life.

Global Sourcing

Our long-standing and established relationships with a selective network of global manufacturing partners gives us the highest quality products at competitive prices.


Domestic: MN, GA, SC, NC, and TN. Overseas: Belgium, Italy, China, and Vietnam. All our facilitates have implemented quality assurance and inspection processes that meet or exceed the rigorous requirements of our customers.

Logistics and Warehousing

Warehouse distribution in Washington, Minnesota, Georgia, and China.

Our retailers are among some of the best in the country. We work with mid-level and top tier companies to bring their products to market. We also have an in-house design team who conceptualizes and creates our own brands and unique products. Our work is currently on the shelves at both mass-channel and better retail stores.

Please feel free to call us at any time to discuss your next project. Our team of professionals will be able to assist in finding the right solutions.

Airtex Design Group
1620 Broadway Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

612.378.3200 p
800.717.2255 p
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