Textile and apparel manufacturing continues to thrive in the United States, often in specialized niches. This article examines four companies: a California knit fabric specialist, a young entrepreneurial jeans maker in South Carolina, a family-run narrow fabric manufacturer in Rhode Island and a well-known sock maker in North Carolina.  

North East Knitting

Pawtucket, R.I., home to historic Slater’s Mill, the first water-powered spinning mill in the United States, is known as the birthplace of the U.S. textile industry. Once a thriving textile center, there are just a handful of companies left in the city, but one of them happens to be a successful manufacturer with an inspirational story behind its founding. Read More