Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network
Rhode Island’s 70 textile manufacturing companies employ more than 2,500 people and have a combined revenue of between $2 and $3 billion dollars annually. The United States is the world leader in textile research development, and Rhode Island textile companies and universities are developing next-generation materials, including new fabrics that adapt to the climate, lifesaving body armor, electronic textiles and conductive fabric. The companies design, manufacture, coat and finish a variety of goods to serve a broad range of markets, including aerospace, apparel, automotive, construction, consumer, energy, fabrics, home furnishings, infrastructure, industrial, marine, medical, military, protective apparel, recreation, soft goods, and technical textiles. A list of local textiles manufacturers, academic partners, and affiliates is below. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help locating a company that has specific equipment or capabilities.
American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc.
Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Company
Bouckaert Industrial Textiles
The Brickle Group
Bruin Plastics Co. Inc.
Coated Technical Solutions
Computational Textiles, Inc.
Concordia Manufacturing, LLC
Contrak Draperies Manufacturing, Inc
Core Mechanics, LLC
Crit BMX Products
Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics Dartex Coatings
East Coast Embroidery
FLOCK TEX, INC.
George C. Moore
Griswold Textile Print, Inc.
Hyman Brickle & Son
K & W Webbing Co., Inc
Kay Dee Designs, Inc
Kenyon Industries, Inc.
L F Pease Company
Leedon Webbing Company
Marion Mfg. Co., Inc.
Murdock Webbing Company, Inc.
National Velour Corp.
New England Fashions, Inc.
New England Paper Tube
North East Knitting, Inc.
Northwest Woolen Mills
Organic Dyes & Pigmints
Patriot Textiles, Inc.
Providence Yarn Company
Rhody Rug, Inc.
S&S Fabric Products
Soilielle Design Studio
Texcel Industries, Inc.
Textile Materials, Inc.
United Associates Ltd
Vogue Industries/Safety Flag
Wardwell Braiding Machine Company
University Programs & Courses
University Programs & Courses-Manufacturing and Fabrication
Resources for Manufacturers
Polaris MEP—Rhode Island’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Rhode Island Manufacturers’ Association
Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)
Fabric Discovery Center at UMASS Lowell
State Trade Expansion Program (managed by the Chafee Center for International Business
Business Resources for Rhode Island Companies
Center for Women in Enterprise
Chafee Center for International Business
The Phoenix Partnership
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Rhode Island Biz Builder Directory
Rhode Island Black Business Association
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation-International Trade
Rhode Island SCORE
Rhode Island Procurement and Technical Assistance Program-Government Contracts
RISD Office of Government and Corporate Relations
Small Business Association
Small Business Development Center
University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center
Apprenticeships and Workforce Programs for Manufacturing
Approved Career & Technical Education Pathways for High School Students
Composites Alliance Advanced Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
I AM Manufacturing 2.0
Linked In Learning
Real Jobs Rhode Island Job Training programs
We Make RI
Westerly Education Center