The American Textile Worker The Face of American Textiles

Our world has always been unpredictable. Success comes from innovation, dedication and flexibility. And, it starts with the hard work and sacrifices of the American worker.

We, as a nation, are facing a once-in-a century health care crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic. The American textile worker has been the driving force behind textile mills that have mobilized overnight to convert production lines and materials for personal protection equipment (PPE) as part of a national effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Our textile workforce is up to the challenge but we need support from our members of Congress to create a sustainable and long-term domestic manufacturing base for PPE.

Workers take pride in producing the vital medical textiles that help frontline health care workers save lives. Please support their efforts to make tomorrow a better and healthier place to live. Read their stories here and support the U.S. textile worker.

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[Capitol Hill's] decisions won’t just be impacting the 75 people there. It's also the people who support my plant – the people in Hillsville (Va.) where we send our yarn; it’s all of our suppliers and it’s all of our customers. And it’s the communities that these mills support.

Chuck Wilson, Parkdale

It's all about the people. We keep them refreshed and energized, give them new challenges and they'll come up with solutions. This is great that we can retain those people. Food and clothing will never go away.

Khurm Hussain, Unifi Inc.