STILL STANDING: THE REAL STORY OF THE NC TEXTILE INDUSTRY

I recently came across this documentary about the disappearing North Carolina textile industry. I studied design and textiles at North Carolina State University (shown in the video), when the state was still known as the capital of textile production in the United States, and so this especially hit home. But what this documentary accomplishes is to dispel a myth that the industry has completely disappeared. It hasn’t. And there are existing companies that have been in business for decades, as well as new, small production entities run by entrepreneurs who are just opening their doors. It’s a full documentary-length video, about ninety minutes long, but well worth the watch.

 

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2 thoughts on “STILL STANDING: THE REAL STORY OF THE NC TEXTILE INDUSTRY

  1. Connie Alonzo

    Very inspiring. My mother just passed away and I was blessed to inherit all of her sewing things. As I went through the fabric I came across material from the shirt factories. I remember from when I was a little girl that her and my grandmother carefully look through each stack of fabric and I can still hear them making over the material as they planned their quilt.

    I too, thought that all the mills was gone.

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  2. Connie Alonzo

    Very inspiring. My mother just passed away and I was blessed to inherit all of her sewing things. As I went through the fabric I came across material from the shirt factories. I remember from when I was a little girl that her and my grandmother carefully look through each stack of fabric and I can still hear them making over the material as they planned their quilt.

    I too, thought that all the mills was gone.

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