The Harvest Part 4: Knitting Cotton Fabric at Contempora Fabrics


We're letting you see behind the scenes of every step of making our 10,000 Pounds of Cotton t-shirts with "The Harvest: A Gathering of Conversations for the Future of Cotton." Join us as we travel to meet the people and companies in North and South Carolina who grow and make your clothing.

Our next stop is Contempora Fabrics on February 10 at 12pm EST, where we'll be talking with Alex Whitley, VP of Sales. Contempora is the company in Lumberton, NC that is knitting Andrew Burleson's spun cotton into fabric. RSVP here.


About Contempora Fabrics:

A large circular knitting machine at Contempora Fabrics

Founded in 1972, Contempora Fabrics is an employee owned circular knit company based in Lumberton, NC. Starting as a contract knitter, Contempora has evolved into one of the premier knit fabric manufacturers in the U.S. With over 200 machines and a capacity of 2 million pounds per month, Contempora has continued to expand to meet the needs of its customers. 


About the 10,000 Pounds of Cotton Project

10,000 Pounds of Cotton is our project to bring the American farmer back to the table in the fashion industry. We've crowdfunded a project to buy cotton directly from a farmer at a fair price and then have it made into t-shirts completely in the Carolinas.

“The Harvest” has brought the textile industry, old and new customers, and worldwide press together to better understand our dirt to shirt journey

Catch up with the series by watching recordings of the previous three conversations.