When we talk about carbon footprint in the transport of goods and we say we try real hard to minimize it through local supply chains, we mean it. According to the Economic Development Partnership of NC, "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." 

This means that we're able to move things along our supply chain relatively quickly and efficiently as existing textile infrastructure here in NC allows us to do so. The largest distance our material travels is approximately 1,435 miles (which is the cotton by the bale from the farms in Texas). As a matter of fact, the majority of the milling and manufacturing that occurs to produce our wares occurs within a 150 mile radius of our Asheville, NC headquarters. We can zip down I-40 to visit a few and mosey down some country roads for others. Irregardless, all of our production partners are essentially our neighbors and many of whom have roots in the textile industry here in the South dating back to it's early beginnings in the 1800's. We feel fortunate to be in the USA's textile playground and to have the wisdom of many generations spun right into the fiber of our fabric. 

September 04, 2017 — Corey Jones