North Carolina has a rich legacy in textiles. Its 700 textile manufacturing establishments and workforce of more than 42,000 comprise the largest textile mill industry in the U.S., and the state is leading the way in nonwovens research at North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles.

Textiles Companies in North Carolina

Acme McCrary Corp.

159 North Street, Asheboro, NC

Alamac American Knits

1885 Alamac Road, Lumberton, NC

American & Efird

22 American Street, Mount Holly, NC

Belmont Textile Machinery Co.

1212 West Catawba Avenue, Mount Holly, NC

Burlington Industries (International Textiles Group)

Burlington Industries (International Textiles Group)

804 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC

Carolina Nonwovens Corp.

1884 Kawai Road, Lincolnton, NC

Colortex USA

1711 Sparta Court, Gastonia, NC

Culp

1823 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC

Eagle Sportswear

4251 Wendell Boulevard, Wendell, NC

Firestone Fibers & Textiles Co.

1101 2nd Street, Kings Mountain, NC

Frontier Spinning Mills

170 Shakey Road, Mayodan, NC

Frontier Spinning Mills

109 Turner Road, Mayodan, NC

Frontier Spinning Mills

Frontier Spinning Mills

1823 Boone Trail Road, Sanford, NC

Gildan Activewear

7110 East Washington Street, Mebane, NC

Gildan Activewear

Gildan Activewear

2121 Heilig Road, Salisbury, NC

Gildan Activewear

602 East Meadow Road, Eden, NC

Glen Raven

Glen Raven

1831 North Park Avenue, Glen Raven, NC

Guilford Performance Textiles (Lear Corporation)

1001 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC

Hanesbrands

Hanesbrands

1000 East Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105

Kimberley-Clark

Kimberley-Clark

32 Smyth Avenue, Hendersonville, NC

Mohican Mills

1419 Gaston Street, Lincolnton, NC

National Spinning Co.

1884 Kawai Rd, Lincolnton, NC

National Spinning Co.

226 Glen Raven Rd, Burlington, NC

National Spinning Co.

240 Spinning Road, Whiteville, NC

National Spinning Co.

326 Lyman Road, Beulaville, NC

National Spinning Co.

National Spinning Co.

1481 West 2nd Street, Washington, NC

Parkdale Mills

400 Carmalt Street, Thomasville, NC

Parkdale Mills

500 Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC

Parkdale Mills

100 Mill Street, Lexington, NC

Parkdale Mills

Parkdale Mills

531 Cotton Blossom Circle, Gastonia, NC

Peds

9451 Neuville Avenue, Hildebran, NC

Pharr Yarns

100 Main Street, McAdenville, NC

Renfro Corp.

661 Linville Road, Mount Airy, NC

Saertex

Saertex

12200 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville, NC

Schneider Mills

Schneider Mills Inc, North Carolina 16, Township of Taylorsville, NC

Spuntech Industries

Spuntech Industries

555 Park Street, Roxboro, NC

The Quantum Group

5280 National Center Drive, Colfax, NC

Ultimate Textile

1437 US Highway 221, Rutherfordton, NC

Unifi

Unifi

7201 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC

Valdese Weavers

1000 Perkins Road Southeast, Valdese, NC

VF Corporation

VF Corporation

105 Corporate Center Boulevard, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408

Competitive Advantages

Nation's Largest Textile Mill Industry

North Carolina is home to the largest textile mill industry in the U.S., employing over 27,500 in more than 700 textile manufacturing facilities. An industry presence this big means there’s never a shortage of skilled workers and valuable supply chain partners.

Favorable Tax Environment

At 4 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the Southeast. In fact, Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation rank North Carolina No. 3 for lowest state and local tax burden in the U.S.

Business-Friendly Labor Environment

At 3 percent, North Carolina has the second-lowest unionization rate in the U.S. Coupled with its right-to-work laws, it’s clear North Carolina provides manufacturers with an attractive labor environment.

College of Textiles

North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles serves as a hub for textile R&D, a supplier to the talent pipeline and a unique asset for industry partnerships throughout the state.

Reliable, Low-Cost Electricity

North Carolina’s average industrial electricity rates run more than 8 percent less than the U.S. average.

Workforce

42,000+ Skilled Workers

North Carolina’s diverse textile workforce includes 42,000+ highly skilled professionals, including some 28,000 workers that comprise the largest textile mill industry in the U.S.

TexED Center at N.C. State University

The Textile Extension Education for Economic Development (TexED) Center at N.C. State University provides professional education programs that offer classroom and hands-on training for all aspects of textile processing, covering topics from fibers to finished fabrics.

NCWorks Customized Training Program

NCWorks is a comprehensive workforce development program that includes an online jobs database for talent recruiters and job seekers alike. NCWorks also features a customized training program for new and existing businesses in the state.

Research Infrastructure

Nonwovens Institute at N.C. State University

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is the world’s first accredited academic program for the interdisciplinary field of engineered fabrics. Based at the Centennial Campus of N.C. State University, the NWI is an innovative global partnership between industry, government and academe.

Textile Protection and Comfort Center at N.C. State University

The Textile Protection and Comfort Center (T-PACC) at N.C. State University, a world leader in laboratory-based instrumented systems, has facilities devoted to analysis of heat and flame protection, chemical resistance and comfort performance.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

Headquartered in North Carolina, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) provides test method development, quality control materials, education and professional networking for textile professionals.

Cotton Incorporated

Funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, Cotton Incorporated is the premier research and marketing company representing upland cotton. It is headquartered in Cary.

Carolina Textile District

The Carolina Textile District offers qualified sourcing, a full value-chain connection through its Mill Network program and an incubator for textile entrepreneurs.