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Thurman Burleson & Sons Farm - Cotton Farm

Rolling Hills Gin - Cotton Gin

Hill Spinning - Yarn Spinner

Professional Knitting Inc - Fabric Knitter

MoCaro Dyeing and Finishing - Fabric Finisher

Carolina Cotton Works - Fabric Finisher

Eagle Sportswear - Cut / Sew

Hemingway Apparel - Cut / Sew

TS Designs - Print / Dye

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

Key Info About Your Shirt

Travels Only

Miles Dirt-to-Shirt

(as the crow flies)

Made From


grown in the Carolinas

Your shirt was made from 100% cotton grown in Wadesboro, NC.

This supply chain is designed to provide locally-produced apparel with the smallest transportation footprint possible, grown and made entirely in the Carolinas.

Your Supply Chain's Name

WYC supply chains are named after innovations in textile manufacturing throughout history. This supply chain's name is Weaving.

Weaving is a common fabric production technique that is still very common today. The process uses two sets of yarns that are interlaced at right angles, sort of like longitude and latitude on a map. It’s also one of the oldest fabric-making techniques, dating back to at least 6,000 BC

Meet the Makers of Your Shirt!

Thurman Burleson & Sons Farm

Cotton Farm
ContactRonnie Burleson
Location34 Chewning Road, Wadesboro, NC, United States

A 3rd generation farmer, Ronnie 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.

Rolling Hills Gin

Cotton Gin
ContactWes Morgan
Websiteclick here
LocationRolling Hills Gin, 29107 Kendalls Church Road, New London, NC, United States

After the resurgence of cotton in the Piedmont region of NC, started by his uncle Ronnie Burleson, Wes and 4 branches of his family pooled their resources and created Rolling Hills Gin in 1996 to fill the need for local farmers.

Because ginning is only performed during the harvest months, only 4 people are employed fulltime at Rolling Hills, including Wes. The rest of the employees work from October through December, but do so 12 hours/day, 6 days a week minimum.

Hill Spinning

Yarn Spinner
ContactMark Leonard
Websiteclick here
LocationHill 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.

Professional Knitting Inc

Fabric Knitter
ContactKaren Curtis
Location1203 Old North Main St, Clover, SC, United States

MoCaro Dyeing and Finishing

Fabric Finisher
ContactKenny Hoyle
Websiteclick here
Location2201 Mocaro Drive, Statesville, NC, United States

MoCaro Dyeing and Finishing was started in 1992, and specializes in finishing circular knit fabrics, from standard cotton to specialized flame retardant or infrared blocking materials.

One of 5 owners of MoCaro, Kenny spends most of his time managing the manufacturing floor.

Carolina Cotton Works

Fabric Finisher
ContactStacey Bridges
Websiteclick here
LocationCarolina Cotton Works Inc, 14 Commerce Drive, Gaffney, SC, United States

Eagle Sportswear

Cut / Sew
ContactBrian Morrell
Websiteclick here
Location10447 S Nash St, Middlesex, NC, United States

Mortex Apparel was founded in 1984 by Ed Morrell, Brian’s father. It caters largely to the college market, delivering a quality product quickly and efficiently.

In 2005, Ed and Brian took a leap of faith and began working with TS Designs on its then-experimental organic cotton project, what has now become TSD’s flagship product: the TSD Organic t-shirt line.

Since then, TSD and Mortex have become partners in their sustainable mission, including Cotton of the Carolinas.

Hemingway Apparel

Cut / Sew
ContactJack Marsh
Websiteclick here
LocationHemingway Apparel, 60 Apparel Drive, Hemingway, SC, United States

TS Designs

Print / Dye
ContactEric Henry
Websiteclick here
LocationTS 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.