We, as a nation, are facing a once-in-a-century healthcare crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic. The American textile industry and its 585,000 workers have been the driving force behind the rapid mobilization to convert production lines and materials to supply personal protective 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 Congress to create a sustainable and long-term domestic manufacturing base for PPE.
Lawmakers and policy advocates, please view our Recommendations for Congress. Textile organizations and employees, select Contact your Lawmakers to send a personalized email to Congress in support of American PPE production.
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