When the COVID pandemic hit, we ran out of PPE. Everywhere. The U.S. textile industry responded. Overnight.
Throughout the pandemic, the American textile industry and its 530,000 workers have worked tirelessly to supply face masks, isolation gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of a national effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
In 2021, when President Biden issued a call to deliver 20 million American-made face masks for underserved communities in 60 days, the American textile industry stepped up again and delivered.
Now, the American textile workforce needs support from Congress to create a sustainable and long-term domestic manufacturing base for PPE.
Lawmakers and policy advocates, please view our Recommendations for Congress. Please share this video with your networks to increase awareness of the importance of a domestic manufacturing supply chain for lifesaving PPE.
If you are interested in learning more about the U.S. textile industry and its importance to the U.S. economy, please see the link here.
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U.S. 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.
Mobilizing Support for the U.S. Textile Industry in the 21st Century: The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is a unique association representing the entire spectrum of the textile industry.LEARN MORE