Advanced Textiles

Fast Facts

  • Home to 13 of the top 40 international nonwoven companies
  • 4,200 employed in textiles and apparel
  • 40+ textile companies in the region
  • Ranked 4th in employment for textile manufacturing in the U.S.
  • NC State University – College of Textiles
  • Nonwovens Institute
  • Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center

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Southeastern North Carolina has a long and productive history in the textile industry. Some of our unique assets include chemicals and resins cluster, cotton production, synthetic fiber production, applied research centers, military and protective market, reduced corporate tax rate, and foreign trade zones. Leverage the advantages that make our regional economy strong for your business.

North Carolina's Southeast has a skilled workforce with a long history in the textile industry. With a workforce that boasts one of the highest productivity rates and skill certification rates in the country, NCSE is ready to support your textile business.

Companies in the Region

Company Name Product County
Hornwood, Inc. Tricot and circular knit fabrics Anson
Premiere Fibers Performance wear Anson
Carolina Apparel Group Circular knit fabrics Anson
Garland Shirt Co. Shirt manufacturing Bladen
Luray Textiles, Inc. Textiles and textile finishing Brunswick
Filtec Precise, Inc. Industrial yarn and sewing thread Columbus
National Spinning Co. Spun yarns Columbus
Whiteville Fabrics Warp knit fabric Columbus
Carolace Embroidery Broad woven fabric finishing Cumberland
Carolina Wholesale Assoc. Carpet and rug spinning Cumberland
Dak Americas, LLC Polyester fiber and nonwovens Cumberland
DuPont Teijin Films Polyester resins Cumberland
KK Stitches Machine embroidery Cumberland
M J Soffe Active apparel manufacturing Cumberland
Purolator North America Filtration systems Cumberland
Tuf-Tex Bedsheets and blankets Cumberland
Guilford Mills, Inc. Performance wear Duplin and New Hanover
Burlington Worldwide Uniform fabrics Hoke
Domestic Fabrics & Blankets Corp. Knit linens Lenoir
Kinston Fibers Cotton fiber production Lenoir
DuPont Sorona Performance fiber Lenoir
Capel, Inc. Carpets and rugs Montgomery
International Automotive Components Carpet for automobiles Montgomery
Longworth Industries Performance wear Montgomery
McRae Industries Footwear Montgomery
ATEX Technologies, Inc. Medical textiles Moore
Fletcher Industries Textile machinery and equipment Moore
Newell-Davis Co. Rigging New Hanover
Quantum Acrylics Organic fibers New Hanover
Fortron Polymers for nonwovens New Hanover
Archer Trim Knit outerwear Robeson
Bon-Aire Filters Air, paint air, and special application filters Robeson
Buckeye Technologies Cotton cellulose Robeson
Contempora Fabrics, Inc. Active wear fabrics Robeson
Fisher Knit Trim Knit collars Robeson
Howard & Hagins Industries, Inc. Sewing contractors Robeson
Kayser Roth Leg wear manufacturing Robeson
Robetex, Inc. Woven polypropylene products Robeson
Saxon Co. Knit goods Robeson
XMC Films Polymer coated films Robeson
Camoteck Co. Canvas military bags Sampson
Kordsa USA, Inc. Tire cord fabrics Scotland
Service Thread Industrial yarns and sewing threads Scotland
Excell Home Fashions, Inc. Pillows and home furnishings Wayne