Spanning the fiber, yarn, fabric, and finished product textile industries, North Carolina textile executives participated in a roundtable discussion with Representative. Kathy Manning (D-NC) to highlight innovative achievements and competitiveness of the domestic industry and outline priority issues in Washington that impact their daily operations.
Hosted by Unifi Inc. and sponsored by the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), the roundtable discussion was held at Unifi’s headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
During the roundtable, North Carolina executives showcased the industry’s important contribution to the state and the US economy as well as its advanced sustainability initiatives. They also outlined critical policies, such as the importance of Buy American and Berry Amendment government procurement policies, maintaining strong rules of origins in free trade agreements, supporting a domestic PPE production sector, and the need to address larger systemic trade issues with China.