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Your Shirt’s Supply Chain
Total Distance: 445 mi
1. US Conventional Cotton [Fiber]
100% of the cotton in this supply chain is grown and ginned in the USA. In addition to the beneficial economic impact of buying from our neighbors, US cotton cultivation also adheres to cutting edge sustainability standards that rival any in the rest of the developed world.
From no-till planting to reduced water consumption and increased land use efficiency, US cotton growers are consistently raising the bar of responsible farming practices. You can learn more about US cotton sustainability efforts, along with their 10-year improvement plan, here.
In addition, the USDA keeps a careful watch on cotton growers and gins, and tests every bale of cotton to certify an accurate measurement of tha bale’s quality characteristics, guaranteeing a consistent product from bale-to-bale.
2. Parkdale [Spinning]
Parkdale is one of the largest yarn spinners in the world, and the largest consumer of cotton in the US. Headquartered in Gastonia since 1916, they continue to invest in primarly American manufacturing, and use only US-grown cotton in their American-based spinning mills.
Contact: Andy Long
Phone: (704) 874-5116
531 Cotton Blossom Circle
Gastonia, NC 28054
3. Contempora Fabrics [Fabric Knitter]
Founded in 1972, Contempora Fabrics is an employee owned circular knit company based in Lumberton, NC. Starting as a contract knitter, Contempora has evolved into one of the premier knit fabric manufacturers in the US. With over 200 machines and a capacity of 2 million pounds per month, Contempora has continued to expand to meet the needs of our customers.
Contact: Alex Whitley
Phone: (910) 738-7131 ext 210
351 Contempora Drive
Lumberton, NC 28358
4. Carolina Cotton Works [Fabric Finisher]
CCW provides top of the line quality and service in the textile industry. As a family owned business since 1995, personal involvement and state of the art technology have been cornerstones the the company’s growth and success.
Contact: Stacey Bridges
Phone: (864) 488-2824 [ext. 108]
Carolina Cotton Works
14 Commerce Dr.
Gaffney, SC 29340
5. Opportunity Threads [Cut & Sew]
Opportunity Threads is your source for socially responsible, domestic cut and sew. We provide high quality products, quick turnaround on production, and we are able to accommodate lower minimums. We work with entrepreneurs who are just starting out to companies who are well established. We offer personalized services for product sampling, initial trial runs, and long-term production needs. Our cut and sew experience includes: high-end t-shirts, apparel, pillows, bags and totes, and sewn accessories.
Contact: Molly Hemstreet
Phone: (828) 230-8937
617 Carbon City Road
Morganton NC 28655
6. TS Designs [Print, Garment Dye, Ship]
TS Designs started off printing t-shirts over 40 years ago, and when NAFTA was ratified in 1994, they started down the path to make the highest quality, most sustainable printed t-shirts in a transparent and equitable domestic apparel supply chain. The first brand they launched was Cotton of the Carolinas in 2008, as they described going “dirt to shirt” in less than 500 miles. This was the brand which also launched their first t-shirt tracking system using contrasting color threads in the hem and sleeve, found here on whereyourclothing.com.
Contact: Eric Henry
Phone: (336) 675-6266
2053 Willow Springs Ln
Burlington, NC 27215
7. Material Return [Recycle]
Material Return is a platform for custom circularity. We work with local manufacturers and national brands to transform textile waste into new products – all within 75 miles. Our model benefits the environment, local economies, our workers, and our values-aligned clients.
Contact: Bob Carswell
Phone: (828) 448-0363
647 Hopewell Road
Morganton, NC 28655