While more than a few of the county's businesses are on the brink of dying, one Buena Park company lives to dye. Saba Textiles, which specializes in coloring fabric and yarn, is one of a handful of local firms that makes up the county's textile industry--one sector of the economy that has remained relatively healthy.
Saba's customers include such well-known apparel makers as Billabong, Quiksilver, Estrada Moda and Guess. Customers provide a color palette, and lab technicians in the "color kitchen" develop a set of formulas to match. Then the customers provide ready-made clothing to be dyed a rainbow of colors in lots of 200 to 400 pounds.