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.

CompanyCityWebsiteIndustry Survey ResponseMarketsCapabilities
ACS IndustriesLincolnacsindustries.comAutomotive, IndustrialKnitted Wire MeshExpanding, Industrial Automation, Kniting, Perforating, Roll Forming, Sintering & Brazing, Stamping, Weaving & Wire Drawing
American Cord & Webbing Co.Woonsocketacw1.comAerospace, Automotive, Defense Apparel, Defense Equipment, IndustrialWebbing, Hardware and Plastic Hardware ManufacturingCustom Fabrication, Heat & Flame Resistant, Narrow Textiles & Webbing, Injection Molded Plastics
AmerisewnCranstonamerisewn.comConsumer Goods, Defense Apparel, Medical/Mental HealthProtective Equipment ManufacturerMilitary, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Health Care/ Mental Health, Consumer Products
Artee Fabrics & HomePawtucketarteefabricsandhome.comConsumer GoodsHome GoodsFine Fabrics & Trim, Furniture, Windows, Bedding and Accessories
Ashaway Line & Twine ManufacturingAshaway ashawayusa.comSporting GoodsSporting GoodsSquash Strings, Badminton Strings, Racquetball Strings, Tennis Strings
Bouckaert Industrial TextilesWoonsocketbitfelt.comAerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Environmental, IndustrialNon-Woven Fabrics Manufacture: Diaster Relief Blankets, Technical Needle-punch felt, wool and synthetic felt
Bruin PlasticsGlendalebruinplastics.com Laminated & Coated FabricVinyl Coated Mesh, Healthcare & Institutional, Awning & Tent, Marine, Auto & RV, Speciality
Clean BrandsWarwickencasements.cleanbrands.comConsumer Apparel, Consumer Goods, HospitalityPolyster Manufacturing Provides bed protectors to hotels as well as bedding companies and many more.
Coated Technical SolutionsNewportcoatedts.comDefense Equipment, Environmental, IndustrialTextile Rubber and Tension StructuresTension Structures, Inflatible Boats, Tank Seals, Roofing Membranes, Tarpaulins and Flexitanks
Colonial MillsPawtucketcolonialmills.comConsumer GoodsBraided productsRugs, hampers, baskets, poufs, chair pads, dog bones, stair threads
Computational Textiles IncProvidencecomputationaltextiles.ioConsumer Goods, Residential and Hospitality
Concordia Manufacturing LLCCoventryconcordiafibers.comAerospace, Automative, Consumer Goods (including sporting goods and equipment), Defense Apparel, Defense Equipment, Industrial Yarn & Fiberapparel, industrial fabric, advanced composite companies
Confluent MedicalWarwickconfluentmedical.comMedical
Conneaut ServicesWest Greenwichconneaut.comAutomotive Yarn & FiberYarn conversion for wire and cable application, ignition wire core products
Conrad Jarvis CorpPawtucketconrad-jarvis.comAutomotive, Industrial, Consumer GoodsKnitted & Non-Woven FabricsPolyester, nylon, cotton and speciality yarns used in automative, industrial children & athletic apparel and many more
Contrak Draperies ManufacturingNorth Providencedraperyhouseri.comConsumer GoodsUpholestryBlinds, draperies, shades, shutters, commerical and custom upholestry
Cooley GroupPawtucketcooleygroup.comDefense Equipment, Environmental, IndustrialHigh performance ploymeric solutionscommercial containment, inflatable boats, oil booms, docks/dorrs. general industrial, water protection/perservation, rv mobile/storage, commercial roofing, technical textiles, awnings, advertising and signage
Cranston Print WorksCranstoncpw.comConsumer GoodsFabrics & PrintPrint work, quilting treasures, v.i.p fabrics and trucking services
Crit BMX ProductsCranstonfacebook.com/Crit-BMX-ProductsConsumer GoodsBicycle components manufactureBicycle products
Curtain WallCranstontoollab.comConsumer Goods, IndustrialWall servicesInstallment of walls, protection plan program, tapes, protective gear, vacuums and air control.
Custom Craft Inc.West Warwickcustomcraftinc.comConsumer GoodsFurniture productsOutdoor cushions, pads and related products for outdoor furniture
Darlington FabricsWesterlydarlingtonfabrics.comAutomotive, Consumer Apparel, Consumer Goods, Defense Apparel, IndustrialAtheltic, Medical, Shapewear, Swimwear, Fashion, Speciality/Industrial performance technology, compression, upf rating/uv testing, fibers/yarn construction and knit construction
Trellebord Engineered Coated Fabrics-Dartex FabricsSlatervilledartexcoatings.comMedicalCoating and ManufacturingPressure care, infection control, rehabilitation, operating theatres, mobility, patient transfer, scanner and x-ray machines, positioning and maternity
DogwarmEsmonddogwarm.comConsumer GoodsDog ProductsDog coats, blankets, scrafs
East Coast EmbroideryEast Providenceeastcoastembroidery.comConsumer Apparel, Consumer GoodsEmbroideryApparel, banners, emblems, laser etching, promo products and screen printing
FII MarketingCranstonfiimarketing.comConsumer ApparelSupplier of American & Union made campaign merchandise for liberal causesAmerican made merch, e-commerce, political printing, direct mail, fulfillment, pop up shops
Flock Tex Inc.Woonsocketflocktex.comConsumer GoodsFlocked coated materials and speciality fibersDecorative products, embossings, custom coating/flocking, technical fibers and contract cutting,finishing and dyeing
George C. MooreWesterlygeorgecmoore.comAthletic Apparel, Consumer Apparel, Defense ApparelNarrow elastics & webbingunderwear, compression gear, team uniforms, swimwear, orthopedic, work uniforms, ballistic protection, saftey & industrial
Graphic PerspectiveWakefieldgraphicperspectiveri.comConsumer GoodsScreen printing and embroideryscreen printing, embroidery, direct to garment and heat transfers
Griswold TextileWesterlygriswoldtextile.comConsumer GoodsHand printingVAT Dye printing, silkscreens, colorshop matching
Hope GlobalLeslie Taitohopeglobal.comAutomotive, Consumer Apparel, Defense Apparel, IndustrialWebbing and sewingAutomative, Industrial, Apparel, Government
IloromNorth Providenceilorom.comConsumer GoodsTextile Furnishing
Ivory EllaWesterly ivoryella.comConsumer ApparelClothingClothing, popsockets, jewlery, hats, drinkware and bags
K&W Webbing Co.Central Falls kwwebbing.comConsumer Goods, Defense Apparel, Medical/Mental HealthElastic and WebbingStretch elastic and webbing, military elastic webbing, commercial elastic webbing
Kay Dee DesignsHope Valleykaydeedesigns.comConsumer GoodsPrinterLinen towels, calendar towels, aprons and kitchen textiles
Kenyon Industires (Brookwood Company)Kenyonbrookwoodcos.comAerospace, Automotive, Consumer Apparel, Consumer Goods, Defense Apparel, Defense Goods, Medical and Protective Clothing Integrated source for military, tactical and performance synthetic blend textiles
L&F Pease CompanyEast Providence peasecompany.comConsumer GoodsShade and sunroom servicesawnings, sunrooms, hurricane shutters, graphics and unique shade products
Leedon WebbingCentral Falls leedonwebbing.comAutomotive, Defense Goods, Industrial, MedicalNarrow fabric webbingsmilitary webbing, automative webbing, industrial/medical webbing, commercial elastic webbing, custom assemblies and fitness webbing
Marion Mfg. Co., Inc.Providencemariondraperies.comConsumer GoodsTextile end useMeasuring, installation, project development, custom orders for window treatments
Mirror Image Screen Printing and EmbroideryPawtucketmirrorimage.comConsumer ApparelTextile prining and embroideryHigh capacity screen printing, embroidery, promotional products, eco print options, in-house illustrations, digitizing, labeling, and packaging
Murdock Webbing Company, Inc.Central Fallsmurdockwebbing.comAerospace, Automotive, Consumer Apparel, Defense Apparel, Defense Equipment, IndustrialWebbing/narrow fabricsCamo products, Mil-Spec Webbing, pet restraints, fall restraints, and much more
National Velour Corp.Warwicknationalvelour.comFlockingCustom flocking services for a wide range of indsutries
Nautilus DefensePawtucketnautilusdefense.comDefense EquipmentInnovative textiles, engineerign consultingElectrically functional textile systems, research and development, systems engineering, field engineering
Navajo FabricsWesterlynavajo-fabrics.comTextile production, textile finishing, webbingManufactures camouflage and solid color fabrics and webbing for the U.S. military and the allied forces
Navatek Ltd.South Kingstownnavatekltd.comDefense EquipmentMarine/ship textiles and compositesDesigning ship hull forms, ocean structures, underwater lifting bodies, coupled hydrodynamic systems (CFD)
Neocorp, Inc.Pawtucketneocorp.comConsumer Goods, Environmental, Industrial, OtherBungee and ropeBungee and rope manufacturer that offers several customization options, which allows for varying densities, unique technical fiber blends, and varying heat resistance
New England Paper TubePawtucketIndustrialSupplies for textile productionMakes tubes to hold yarn and thread
North East Knitting, Inc.Pawtucketnekinc.comMedical, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Defense ApparelTextile production, narrow fabricsManufactures knitted, woven, elastic, and rigid narrow fabrics for use in various industries including apparel, automotive, bedding, medical, military, and more
Northwest Woolen MillsWoonsocketnorthwestwoolen.comDefense Apparel Textile end useProduces wool blankets for military use and for emergency relief/humanitarian purposes
Ocean State InnovationsPortsmouthDefense Apparel, Medical, Industrial, Automotive and Consumer Apparel.
P&B TextilesPawtucketpbtex.comHome GoodsDesign & Wholesale Distributor of Quilting FabricSpecializes in manufacturing fabric for quilters and sells to independent quilt companies
Patriot Textiles, Inc. (Patriot Strapping)Pawtucketpatriotstrapping.comDefense Apparel, IndustrialStrapping productionProvides strapping and buckles, dispensers, feeder tools, and tensioners to various industries
Pontiac Weaving Corp.CumberlandTextile productionManufactures broadwoven wool fabrics, leather materials, and several other fabrics from various fibers
Propel LLCPawtucketpropel-llc.comDefense Apparel, Defense Equipment, IndustrialTextile innovation, production, and end useQuietLoop, Ghillie Suit Yarn Accesory Kit, Exoskin
Providence Yarn CompanyPawtucketprovidenceyarn.comConsumer Goods, Environmental, Industrial, OtherYarn productionProducts (yarn fibers and types) include polypropylene in various filaments and properties, polyester yarns, nylon yarns, and specialty yarns
Quality Nylon RopePawtucketqualitynylonrope.comConsumer Goods, Environmental, Industrial, OtherRope, cord, and related productionOffers various types of rope and cord in a variety of fibers
Quantum SailsMiddletownquantumsails.com/en/lofts/newportMarineMarine/boat sail carePrecision sail recuts, canvas repair, canvas waterproofing, custom sail bag fabrication, and much more
Response TechnologiesRiversideresponsetechs.comAerospace, Automotive, Defense EquipmentComposite and 3D Textile Production3D textile structures and reinforced composites, resulting in extremely lightweight product, reducing total ownership costs, and increasing functionality
Rhody Rug, Inc.Lincolnrhodyrug.comConsumer GoodsBraided Rugs and AccessoriesBraided texture rugs and accessories, using wool, nylon, and 100 % 2-ply texturized polypropylene yarns, custom rugs
S&S Fabric ProductsPortsmouthssfabricproducts.comDefense Equipment, Environmental, MarineYacht InteriorsCustom designed yacht interior cushions, cushion repairs, carpet cleaning, design consultation, material samples, measuring, and quotes
Shore International (Shore Coth, Shore Sails)shoresails.comMarineMarine/boat sailsDesigns sails in Cuben Fiber, which is significantly lighter and four times more durable than Kevlar, and it lasts as long as Spectra
Solielle Design Studiosolielledesignstudio.comDesign Consultant and Project Manager serving Consumer Apparel/ Goods, Defense Apparel/ EquipmentTextile designSpecializes in Surface Design and Digital Design Technology for apparel/textile industries; helps clients prepare textile design for production
SquadLockerWarwickteam.squadlocker.comConsumer and Sporting ApparelTextile printing and embroideryCustomizabale team uniforms and gear
Stretch Products Inc.PawtucketConsumer Apparel, Consumer Goods, Defense Apparel, Industrial
Sutton SewingProvidencesuttonsewing.comConsumer ApparelApparel ConstructionAlterations, repairs, custom clothing and costumes, vintage clothing repair and restoration, accessories, home decor, designer sewing, and most other custom projects
TEAM, Inc.Woonsocketteamtextiles.comAerospace, Defense Equipment, Industrial, oil and gasTextile ProductionSpecializes in textile engineering and manufacturing of 2D woven roll goods, 3D woven preforms, and braided, needled, and stitched components primarily for the composites industry
Texcel Indsutries, Inc.Cumberlandtexcelindustries.comDefense, IndustrialTextile and Webbing ProductionSolution dyed webbings, Military Webbing, MultiCam Webbing, Camo Military Pattern, and other camouflage prints
The Brickle GroupWoonsocketthebricklegroup.comAutomotive, Defense Apparel, IndustrialTextile Production, Recycling, FinishingNeedle punch nonwoven felts, wool blankets, fiber recycling
Trans-Tex Inc.Cranstontrans-texinc.comConsumer GoodsNarrow Textile PrintingCustom printed narrow web paper, heat transfer services for continuous printed narrow webbing, and finished assembly of narrow web printed fabric
United Assocaites of North KingstownNorth Kingstownunitedjoinforces.comDefense ApparelPerformance Apparel, Textile FinishingCold weather and flame resistant apparel for the military and other outdoor markets
Up Country Inc.East Providenceupcountryinc.comPet Apparel and AccessoriesPet Apparel and AccessoriesCollars, pet apparel, accent pillows, harnesses, mats, and toys
Villia SavoiaProvidencevillasavoia.usHome GoodsTextile Embroidery and PillowsProducts/services include printed textiles, embroidery, table linens, and pillows - often made for high end showrooms
Vogue Industries L.P. (Safety Flag)Central Fallssafetyflag.comSafety Industry Safety Equipment and ApparelProduct offering includes safety vests, safety flags, safety apparel, banners, traffic cones, tapes, and more
Wardwell Braiding Machine CompanyCentral Fallswardwell.comIndustrialMachinery and Parts for ManufacturersMachinery for braided textile products, reinforced hose and composite structures, and wire and cable industry
Wild ThingsMiddletownwildthingsgear.comConsumer ApparelPerformance ApparelProduces lightweight outdoor and coldweather gear for mountain climbers, U.S. military, and U.S. special forces
Kestrel Innovative Fibers, LLCNarragansettkif-us.comIndustrial, Apparel, Automotive, Marine, MilitaryMonofilament and Multifilament Fiber ProductionLow carbon footprint fibers from recycled plastics, biobased polymers and other organic materials for a variety markets – sports equipment, apparel, automotive, military, marine