Industry Overview

Southeastern North Carolina has a long and productive history in the textile industry. Today, advanced and performance textiles contribute to a variety of products in the region, including military uniforms and equipment, synthetic fibers, environmental protection products, industrial and automotive filters, and clothing. As a leading state in textile manufacturing, North Carolina is home to many excellent resources for companies in this industry. There are approximately 2300 employees in textile and apparel firms in the region. Additionally, many of the region’s chemical plants (~50) produce raw materials for the textile industry.

To learn more about the advantages we offer to companies in the textile industry, please download our Advanced Textiles Fact Sheet.