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Design Specialties, Inc. is a woman-owned and operated small business that provides high quality plastic reusable tableware for the institutional market. This includes correctional facilities, hospitals, and schools around the world.

The company was founded in 1983 providing only polycarbonate flatware. We listened to you, our customer, and one by one developed the right products to meet your needs. Today, we offer a wide range of flatware, tumblers, bowls, mugs, plates, compartment trays, and insulated trays in multiple materials. All products, materials, and colors started with ideas from customers like you.

Our priority is to provide the highest level of product quality and customer service, which sets us apart from our competitors. All of our products are manufactured in the United States. Our sales and manufacturing team work diligently to design, develop, manufacture, and test products to ensure our customers are happy 100% of the time.

We want to work with you to find the most suitable option to meet your food service operational needs.

Give us a call and see the difference!

Pattie Whitlock