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3. Spun Lab [Spinning]

We provide our customers with value added access to develop products utilizing the latest evolving fiber and yarn spinning technologies. Together, we will be industry leaders by designing and spinning yarns to meet the demands of a constantly changing market.

We are an independent, privately held yarn manufacturer with over 100 years of expertise and combined experience in ring spinning. We provide innovation, quality products, on time delivery, and quick response. We fulfill our customer’s needs by providing a customized experience unparalleled in the industry.

       Contact: Andy Long


Phone: (800) 374-6754


Spun Lab

418 Ascauga Lake Road
Graniteville, SC 29829

5. South Fork [Fabric Finisher]

South Fork

Contact: Everette Owens


Phone: (828) 428-9921



South Fork

100 West Pine Street PO Box 740
Maiden, NC 28650

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

Contact: Eric Henry


Phone: (336) 675-6266



TS Designs

2053 Willow Springs Ln
Burlington, NC 27215

1. Thurman Burleson and Sons Cotton [Fiber]

A 3rd generation farmer, Ronnie Burleson owns Thurman Burleson & Sons Farm along with his brother Dennis, son Andrew, and nephew Aaron. Ronnie continues his father’s cutting edge farming techniques and practices; he and his family were the first to bring cotton back to the Piedmont region in 1991, having left the area 40+ years before because of the boll weevil. Of the 3400 acres that make up Ronnie’s farm, 2000 of it is cotton, the rest a mix of corn and soybeans.

Contact: Andrew Burleson


Phone: (704) 985-7298

Burleson & Sons Cotton

28838 Kendalls Church Road 
Richfield, NC 28137 

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2. Antex [Knitting / Finishing]

Antex was established in Los Angeles in 1973, and has grown into an impressive vertical operation that includes knitting, dyeing, and finishing. They continue to invest in cutting edge technology to maximize quality and minimize environmental impact. Antex uses only 30% of the water in their dye machines as other finishers, and recycles over 40% of their waste water.

Contact: Charles Javer


Phone: (323) 232-2061



3750 S. Broadway Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

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

6. Eagle Sportswear [Cut & Sew]

Private label sportswear. Men’s & women’s sports uniforms and apparel screen printing.

Contact: William Lucas


Phone: (252) 235-4082

Eagle Sportswear

10447 S. Nash Street
Middlesex NC 27557

2. Rolling Hills Gin [Cotton Gin]

Rolling Hills Gin is a family owned cotton gin started in 1996 to serve the cotton farmers of our area. We strive to keep our facility a state of the art agricultural facility. We focus on the quality of the cotton entrusted to us as well as the environment and community in which we live.

Contact: Wes Morgan



Phone: (980) 581-1037


Rolling Hills Gin

29107 Kendalls Church Road 6700
New London, NC 28127

7. Circ [Recycle]

Circ is on a mission to power the clean closet with enhanced recycling technology that (re)sources nature’s raw ingredients from global textile waste, promoting a truly circular ecosystem for the fashion industry. We aim to entirely eliminate the need for virgin resources and create a world where nothing goes to waste.

Contact: Taylor Greene


Phone: (434) 793-9100




300 Ringgold Industrial Pkwy
Danville, VA 24540

6. 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



Material Return

647 Hopewell Road
Morganton, NC 28655

6. 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


Opportunity Threads

617 Carbon City Road
Morganton NC 28655

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

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



Contempora Fabrics

351 Contempora Drive
Lumberton, NC 28358

5. Palmetto Apparel & Embroidery [Cut & Sew]

Palmetto Apparel & Embroidery is your one-stop-shop for custom t-shirts, branded apparel, promotional products, and uniform rentals in Columbia, SC.

We screen print and embroider our apparel in house, giving you a quicker turnaround time. Choose from our extensive selection of promotional products and garments, and let our talented in house graphics team create the perfect logo or design to represent your organization.


Phone: (803) 765-1222



Palmetto Apparel & Embroidery

PO Box 213089
Columbia, SC 29221