This Supply Chain Makes Products for
TS Designs uses this supply chain to produce t-shirts for custom print and dye customers nationwide. You can request a quote for your own custom printed t-shirts at tsdesigns.com.
Key Info About Your Shirt
Miles Dirt-to-Shirt(as the crow flies)
cottongrown in the Carolinas
Your shirt was made from 100% cotton grown in Elloree, SC and Cameron, SC.
This supply chain is designed to provide locally-produced apparel with the smallest transportation footprint possible, grown and made entirely in the Carolinas.
Meet the Makers of Your Shirt!
Cotton Lane FarmsCotton Farm
|Location||2518 Cleveland St, Elloree, SC, United States|
Richard Carson and William FarmCotton Farm
|Location||696 Lone Star Road, Cameron, SC, United States|
Strock Farm PartnershipCotton Farm
|Location||907 Midway Road, Elloree, SC, United States|
Elloree GinCotton Gin
|Location||251 Snider Street, Elloree, SC, United States|
Hill SpinningYarn Spinner
|Location||Hill Spinning Mill, 602 Davidson Street, Thomasville, NC, United States|
Hill Spinning is a family owned and operated spinning mill that specializes in spinning cotton yarn. Hill’s operational philosophy is simple but effective: buy good cotton and don’t screw it up.
Mark Leonard is a 3rd generation owner of Hill. He believes in a slow, paced, deliberate approach to cleaning and spinning, which produces a high quality, even, strong, but still very soft yarn.
Contempora FabricsFabric Knitter
|Location||Contempora Fabrics Inc, 351 Contempora Drive, Lumberton, NC, United States|
Contempora Fabrics was founded in 1972 by Lacy C. Nance. In 1984, the company transitioned to 40% employee-owned via an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), then went 100% ESOP in 1988.
Contempora considers its 150 owners/employees its most important asset, and attributes its growth to its highly skilled workforce and modern equipment.
Carolina Cotton WorksFabric Finisher
|Location||Carolina Cotton Works Inc, 14 Commerce Drive, Gaffney, SC, United States|
Granite KnitwearCut / Sew
|Location||805 South Salisbury Avenue, Salisbury, NC, United States|
Granite Knitwear is a three-generation, family-owned business founded in 1968 by Frank and Mary Jones. Granite grew steadily until the 90s, when the advent of NAFTA and GATT caused the company to shift its focus to smaller, private label customers like Cotton of the Carolinas.
TS DesignsPrint / Dye
|Location||TS Designs, 2053 Willow Springs Lane, Burlington, NC, United States|
TS Designs is a screen printing business founded in 1977 by Tom Sineath.
Once catering to the big apparel brands (Nike, Tommy, Polo, GAP, etc.), TS Designs changed its business model and mission after seeing the destructive effects of NAFTA and globalization on its industry.
TSD now provides unique, American-made printed t-shirts, including Cotton of the Carolinas, a shirt grown and made entirely in North and South Carolina.