Our Classic Premium Tee
Sustainably grown and made in the USA
Welcome to TS Designs Homegrown East, a 30 singles PFD ringspun tees built “dirt to shirt” in the Carolinas. These shirts we source the yarn from Parkdale Yarns which they source their cotton regionally to their spinning operations. We can not identify the specific cotton farmer, but we are confident the cotton comes from the Carolinas.
Your Shirt’s Supply Chain
Total distance: 544 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. Eagle Sportswear [Cut & Sew]
Private label sportswear. Men’s & women’s sports uniforms and apparel screen printing.
Contact: William Lucas
Phone: (252) 235-4082
10447 S. Nash Street
Middlesex NC 27557
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. Circ [Recycle]
Contact: Taylor Greene
Phone: (434) 793-9100
300 Ringgold Industrial Pkwy
Danville, VA 24540