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 info@ritin.org for help locating a company that has specific equipment or capabilities.


ACS Industries
American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc.
Artee Fabrics
Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Company
Blowfish Embroidery
Bouckaert Industrial Textiles
The Brickle Group
Bruin Plastics Co. Inc.
Coated Technical Solutions
Colonial Mills
Computational Textiles, Inc.
Concordia Manufacturing, LLC
Confluent Medical
Conneaut Industries
Conrad Jarvis
Contrak Draperies Manufacturing, Inc
Core Mechanics, LLC
Cranston Printworks
Cooley Group
Crit BMX Products
Darlington Fabrics
Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics Dartex Coatings
Dogwarm Ltd.
East Coast Embroidery
Fll Marketing
George C. Moore
Griswold Textile Print, Inc.
Graphic Perspective
Hope Global
Hyman Brickle & Son
Ivory Ella
K & W Webbing Co., Inc
Kay Dee Designs, Inc
Kenney Manufacturing
Kenyon Industries, Inc.
L F Pease Company
Leedon Webbing Company
Marion Mfg. Co., Inc.
Murdock Webbing Company, Inc.
National Velour Corp.
Nautilus Defense
New England Fashions, Inc.
New England Paper Tube
North East Knitting, Inc.
Northwest Woolen Mills
Organic Dyes & Pigmints
Patriot Textiles, Inc.
Propel LLC
Providence Yarn Company
R&D Technologies
Response Technologies
Rhody Rug, Inc.
S&S Fabric Products
Shore Cloth
Soilielle Design Studio
Squad Locker
Stretch Products
Sutton Sewing
TEAM, Inc.
Texcel Industries, Inc.
Textile Materials, Inc.
Trans-Tex LLC
Up Country
United Associates Ltd
Vogue Industries/Safety Flag
Villa Savoia
Wardwell Braiding Machine Company
Wild Things
Zewick, LLC

University Programs & Courses

RISD Textiles
University of Rhode Island Department of Textiles, Fashion, Merchandising and Design
CCRI Textiles

Cultural Programs

Slater Mill
Museum of Work and Culture
Tomaquag Museum
The URI Historic Textile and Costume Collection
RISD Museum Costume and Textile Collection
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

University Programs & Courses-Manufacturing and Fabrication

CCRI Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing
New England Institute of Technology

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
Supply RI
University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center
Urban Ventures

Apprenticeships and Workforce Programs for Manufacturing

Apprenticeship RI
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
Prepare RI
Real Jobs Rhode Island Job Training programs
We Make RI
Westerly Education Center