CRUZ CMBT was developed in 2006 for combat athletes needing high end performance apparel made in the USA. Athletes and founders Guy Mezger & Ryan Knecht had been in need of custom gear, tee's etc. for their mixed martial arts facility. It was important for them to source products made in the USA when possible. They found that this condition was seldom offered. For the custom fightshort and rashguard market there was nothing available that fit the clean, minimalist design aesthetic they were after. Overseeing and being directly responsible for the quality and workmanship were the other important factors that led them to developing their own production.
CRUZ CMBT has been acquiring the equipment needed to manufacture high end performance apparel since 2006. We've had a great deal of support because of our choice to manufacture in the USA. We specialize in dye sublimation and custom cut and sew. On our performance fabrics the dye sublimation process creates graphics that will never fade, crack, or peel. CRUZ CMBT performance fabrics also have moisture wicking and anti-microbial properties. On our lifestyle pieces such as 50/50 tees, the dye sublimation process creates a slightly faded look, or in the case of tri-blend fabrics a vintage look is produced.
Since manufacturing is domestic, and we handle our own production we can produce micro quantities on our custom orders.