101 Best North Carolina Textiles Companies and Startups

February 8, 2023
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This article showcases our top picks for the best North Carolina based Textiles companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Textiles industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top North Carolina Textiles Startups

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Keel Labs

Keel Labs

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Keel Labs (formerly AlgiKnit) is a biomaterials company creating ocean-focused materials built from renewable resources.

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APJeT is a plasma technology company that focuses on textile finishing.

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BNNano

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BNNano is an Advanced Manufacturing Company focused on the development and manufacturing of nanomaterials.

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Astral Buoyancy

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Astral Buoyancy specializes in design and manufacturing extras, T-shirts, men’s and women’s jackets, youth jackets, and canine products.

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Talus Ridge

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Talus Ridge manufactures bullet protective gear to provide comfort and protection to law enforcement officers.

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PurThread Technologies

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PurThread Technologies focuses on developing proprietary antimicrobial textile technology.

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Unifi

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Unifi is a producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns.

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Bear Fiber

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Bear Fiber is developing the US hemp fiber industry for textiles from farm-to-fiber-to-fabric-to-finished good.

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Repreve

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Repreve transforms recycled plastic bottles into fiber that leading brands use to make products for everyday use.

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Rite of Passage

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Rite of Passage is a clothing brand that manufactures textiles clothes for women.

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American & Efird Global

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World’s foremost manufacturers of sewing threads and industrial yarns

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MWW On Demand

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MWW On Demand is second to none when it comes to developing Print On Demand (POD) textiles and soft goods for the home or apparel.

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Appalachian Gear Company

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Appalachian Gear Company is an outdoor lifestyle company that focuses on performance-based clothing.

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Elevate Textiles

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Elevate Textiles offers fabric and textile solutions and products.

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Cotton

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Cotton is a not-for-profit research and marketing company representing upland cotton.

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ATEX Technologies

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ATEX Technologies designs, develop and manufactures implantable textiles components for medical devices in the healthcare industry.

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Glen Raven

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Glen Raven provides innovative fabric-based solutions, logistical services and structural fabrics for marquees, tents and hangers.

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Preservation Dyehouse

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Preservation Dyehouse is a manufacturing company that provides cloth dying services to dye clothes using natural products.

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McMichael Mills

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McMichael Mills is a manufacturer and supplier of elastomeric yarns.

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International Textile Group

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International Textile Group is a company which provides global textile solutions.

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Thermal Control Products

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Thermal Control Products has earned a reputation as a leading and innovative manufacturer.

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National Wiper Alliance

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National Wiper Alliance is a custom converting manufacturing company that makes non-woven wipes for customers worldwide.

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Barnhardt

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Barnhardt is the manufacturer and supplier of cotton fiber-based products to various markets.

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DAK Americas LLC

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DAK Americas is a globally competitive supplier of Terephthalic acid Monomers, Polyethylene Terephthalate Resins for the western hemisphere.

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Martex Fiber

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Martex Fiber recycles pre-consumer and post-consumer textile wastes.

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Ideal Fastener

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Ideal Fastener is a manufacturing company that offers a complete portfolio of zipper solutions to its diverse clientele.

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White Knight Engineered Products

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White Knight Engineered Products provides apparel, garment type, fabric type, and closeouts products.

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Carolina Glove & Safety

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Carolina Glove & Safety is a manufacturing company that offers personal protective equipment, custom packaging, sleeves, and leather palms.

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Supreme Corporation

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Supreme is a rising yarn & textiles firm that creates innovative products for their specialty markets by utilizing advanced science & tech.

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Guaranteed Supply Company

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Guaranteed Supply Company distributes the quality construction products available.

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Brisco Brands

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Brisco Brands is a clothing company.

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The Thread Exchange

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The Thread Exchange is an online seller of thread and needles.

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BGF Industries

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BGF Industries manufactures woven & nonwoven fabrics from fiberglass, carbon, aramids, and other.

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Pure Country Weavers

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Pure Country Weavers are the weaver of blanket throws, wall tapestries, tote bags, afghans and pillows with an online store.

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Axiom America

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Axiom America provides a wide range of digital fabric printing formats, laser cutting solutions, and other textile decoration options.

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High Cotton

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High Cotton offers handcrafted cotton bow ties, neckties, pocket squares, cummerbunds, and accessories for men and boys.

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Mafic

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Mafic is the production of advanced materials for the composite industry.

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SOLID

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SOLID offers self-performing surface care companies in the facilities industry.

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Dalco Nonwovens

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Dalco Nonwovens, a manufacturer of high-quality nonwoven products, is strategically located in Conover, North Carolina.

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Premier Yarns

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Premier Yarns is a distributor of cotton, wool, acrylic, polyester yarns, and accessories such as needles, hooks, and books.

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O’Mara

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O’Mara is a filament yarns, including recycled polyester and multi-colored heathers manufacturer.

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AB Carter

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AB Carter specializes in the design and development of rings, steel travelers, bobbins, belts and accessories for the spinning industry.

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Sapona Manufacturing

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Sapona Manufacturing is a textiles manufacturing company that produces nylon and polyester yarn.

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Paceline

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Paceline is a manufacturer of textiles, chemicals, and plastics for the medical industry.

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Halifax Linen

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Halifax Linen has been providing textile services to the medical and business industry.

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Indera Mills

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Indera Mills is a supplier of thermal underwear products.

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STI Fabrics

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STI Fabrics specializes in cleanable, stain-resistant fabrics for the sofa or couch.

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Pardon My Fro

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Pardon My Fro offers lifestyle brands of clothing, accessories, and chic home decor crafted specifically for woman.

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Evolution In Design

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Evolution In Design is an online and offline shop that provides clothing for men.

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Carolina Hosiery

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Carolina Hosiery is a textile company that designs and manufactures premier fabrics products.

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Gem-Dandy Accessories

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Gem-Dandy Accessories is a retail company that offers a variety of belts, wallets, suspenders, and western-style accessories.

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Echoview Fiber Mill

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Echoview Fiber Mill is a spinning mill, knitting operation, and design house.

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Hickory Brands

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Hickory Brands is manufacturer of Braid, Cord, Webbing, Sheath, Casing

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Crypton Mills

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Crypton Mills is a textile company that serves the healthcare, hospitality, office, and residential sectors with the manufacture of fabric.

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Texwipe

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Texwipe is a worldwide leader in contamination control supplies and critical cleaning products.

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P&A Industrial Fabrications

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P&A Industrial Fabrications has been supplying premium woven fabrics for the US and currently exports into 10 countries.

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Panaz

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Panaz supplies of high quality decorative fabrics and wallcoverings for the Hospitality, Healthcare and Corporate sectors.

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Premiere Fibers

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Premiere Fibers is a developer and manufacturer of fine denier yarns for branded apparel and technical fabric applications.

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The Fox Company

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The Fox Company manufactures sewing machines and cutting and spreading machines.

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National Spinning

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National Spinning is a supplier of different types of yarns for knitting, braided, woven and craft applications.

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Schneider Mills

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Schneider Mills specializes in the mass production of textile products and includes spinning, weaving, processing and apparel manufacturing.

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Greenhouse Fabrics

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Greenhouse Fabrics offers fabric, leather, and vinyl resource for upholsterers and interior designers.

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A-B Emblem

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A-B Emblem design and manufactures embroidered patches, key rings, caps, bag tags, headwear, pins, jewelry and Christmas ornaments.

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Grund America

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Grund America is a bath mat manufacturing company.

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Synergy Dyeing & Finishing

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Synergy Dyeing & Finishing is a company that offers knit, vat, reactive, acid dye, and moisture management services.

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American Silk Mills

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American Silk Mills is a manufacturer of textile products.

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Tiltworks

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Tiltworks excels at creating engaging decorated apparel for some of the best-known brands on the planet.

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Pattern Observer

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Pattern Observer is the resource in the textile design industry.

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Beverly Knits

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Beverly Knits is a textile manufacturer that supplies fabric products, apparel, mattress, bedding, footwear and facemasks.

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Manual Woodworkers & Weavers

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Manual Woodworkers & Weavers is a textiles company located in Hendersonville.

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Willow Tex

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Willow Tex manufactures and distributes synthetic leather textiles in variety of colors under the IZIT Leather brand.

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TSG Finishing

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TSG Finishing is a Water Shrinking and Drying Company.

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Pharr

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Pharr Yarns is one of the most diversified sales yarn manufacturers in the world.

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Unifour Finishers

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Unifour Finishers is a textile and fabric manufacturing company.

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Hornwood

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Hornwood manufactures and distributes warp and circular knitted fabrics for a wide range of markets.

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Shuford Yarns, LLC

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Shuford Yarns, LLC is a world-class yarn manufacturer with more than 135 years of tradition and excellence.

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CT Nassau

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CT Nassau is a textile manufacturing company.

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Fletcher Industries

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Fletcher Industries is a textile manufacturing company that offers fabrication, machining, and assembly services.

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Carolina Mills Inc

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Carolina Mills Inc. is in the textile industry that manufacturing, sales, and distributing yarn for both domestic and international markets.

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Burlington Technologies

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Burlington Technologies operates as a specialty textile manufacturer.

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Contempora Fabrics

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Contempora Fabrics is a textile manufacturing firm that offers contract knitting, greige packages and finished fabric products and services.

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R. Riveter

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R. Riveter is a manufacturing company that sells handmade products and crafts made by military spouses.

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B&W Fiber Glass

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B&W Fiberglass provides solutions to complex problems through innovation and proprietary technologies.

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Fairystone Fabrics

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Fairystone Fabrics is a textile manufacturer that specializes in warp knitting, warping and sueding services.

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Sansha

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Sansha is an e-store that provides a diverse selection of dancewear and dance shoes across the globe.

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Cekal Specialties

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Cekal Specialties provides services in chemical manufacturing and textile.

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Fisher Textiles

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Fisher Textiles is a supplier of textiles for dye sublimation, UV, apparel production, solvent, latex, and direct digital printing.

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DeSales Trading Company

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DeSales Trading Company is a buyer and seller of a variety of spun and filament substandard yarns.

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Filtec Precise

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Filtec Precise specializes in the manufacturing of technical industrial textiles and yarn as well as steel or glass twisting.

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PBI Performance Products

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PBI products are trusted around the world to keep people safe in some of the most extreme situations, located in Charlotte.

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South Fork Industries

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South Fork Industries specializes in the fashion industry with a range of dyeing and finishing services for various business sectors.

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Bossong

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Bossong is a designer and manufacturer of medical compression hosiery products.

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INDA

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INDA promotes and supports the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry helping members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses.

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Sans Technical Fibers

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Sans Technical Fibers is a state of the art manufacturing facility.

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M-B Industries

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M-B Industries supplies parts to the textile, watt-hour metering, lawn and garden, automotive, health care, etc.

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Wendy B’s Embroidery & Screen Printing

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Wendy B’s Embroidery & Screen Printing provides embroidery, screen printing, laser engraving, garment printing, and promotional products.

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Mills Manufacturing

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Mills is a manufacturing company.

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Home Textiles Today

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Home Textiles Today is a magazine publisher that publishes articles and news about the home textile industry.

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Lantal Textiles

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Lantal Textiles expertise in the production and distribution of textiles to aircraft, railway, bus, VIP jets, and superyacht operators.

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Universal Yarn

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Universal Yarn provides an online store for needlecraft yarns and crochet along with the latest fashion designs and patterns.

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Leesona

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Leesona is a manufacturer of textile machines.

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