Made In the Carolinas Supply Chain

Know Your Shirt - Made in the Carolinas

Grown and Made in the carolinasOur open and transparent supply chain is what makes the Mindful Supply brand so unique. What is a supply chain you ask? It’s the people and places that go into making each Mindful Supply product.

Whether it’s our Made in the States program or our Made in the Carolinas program, we show you the entire journey, every step of the way.

Buy purchasing one of our Mindful Supply products, you can feel good knowing you’re helping support over 700 American workers and their familes.

 


1. Farm - Thomas Burleson & Sons Farms

Carolina Cotton FarmerA 3rd generation farmer, Ronnie Burleson owns Thurman Burleson & Sons Farm along with his brother Dennis, son Andrew, and nephew Aaron.

Ronnie continues his father’s cutting edge farming techniques and practices; he and his family were the first to bring cotton back to the Piedmont region in 1991, having left the area 40+ years before because of the boll weevil. 

Of the 3400 acres that make up Ronnie’s farm, 2000 of it is cotton, the rest a mix of corn and soybeans.

Location:
28838 Kendalls Church Road
Richfield,NC 28137

Contact:
704.982.5066
wegrowcotton@hotmail.com

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2. Gin - Rolling Hills Gin

Cotton Gin North CarolinaAfter the resurgence of cotton in the Piedmont region of NC, started by his uncle Ronnie Burleson, Wes and 4 branches of his family pooled their resources and created Rolling Hills Gin in 1996 to fill the need for local farmers.
Because ginning is only performed during the harvest months, only 4 people are employed fulltime at Rolling Hills, including Wes. The rest of the employees work from October through December, but do so 12 hours/day, 6 days a week minimum.

Location:
28838 Kendalls Church Road
Richfield, NC 28137

Contact:
704.984.6800
wes@rollinghillsgin.com

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3. Spin - Hill Spinning

Spinning Hill Mill Hill Spinning is a family owned and operated spinning mill that specializes in spinning cotton yarn. Hill's operational philosophy is simple but effective: buy good cotton and don't screw it up.
Mark Leonard is a 3rd generation owner of Hill. He believes in a slow, paced, deliberate approach to cleaning and spinning, which produces a high quality, even, strong, but still very soft yarn.

Location:
602 Davidson Street
Thomasville,NC 27360

Contact:
336.472.7908
leonja@aol.com

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4. Knit - Contempora

Cotton Mills in the carolinasContempora Fabrics was founded in 1972 by Lacy C. Nance. In 1984, the company transitioned to 40% employee-owned via an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), then went 100% ESOP in 1988. Contempora considers its 150 owners/employees its most important asset, and attributes its growth to its highly skilled workforce and modern equipment.
Being able to manufacturer of all type of circular knits, CONTEMPORA is a versatile knitter offering both coarse and fine gauge knits in the latest fashion, athletic, and performance trends.

Location:
351 Contempora Drive
Lumberton, NC 28358

Contact:
910.738.7131
rroach@contemporafabrics.com

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 5. Finish - Carolina Cotton Works

T shirts Made in the carolinasCarolina Cotton Works, Inc. opened for business in March 1995. CCW has faced many challenges since then, but we have responded by reinventing ourselves every few years. Fortunately, through hard work and dedication, our success has allowed us to add capacity nearly every year since our inception.
The latest growth has been our entry into open width finishing allowing us to compete is several nonapparel markets, as well as our mainstay, dyeing and finishing knits and wovens which ultimately go into apparel.

Location:
14 Commerce Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340

Contact:
864.488.2824
sbridges@carolinacotton.com

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6. Cut & Sew - Granite Knitwear

Cut and Sew made in the carolinasAfter the resurgence of cotton in the Piedmont region of NC, started by his uncle Ronnie Burleson, Wes and 4 branches of his family pooled their resources and created Rolling Hills Gin in 1996 to fill the need for local farmers.
Because ginning is only performed during the harvest months, only 4 people are employed fulltime at Rolling Hills, including Wes. The rest of the employees work from October through December, but do so 12 hours/day, 6 days a week minimum.

Location:
28838 Kendalls Church Road
Richfield,NC 28137

Contact:
704.982.5066
wegrowcotton@hotmail.com

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7. Design - Mindful Supply

Mindful Supply Made in North CarolinaEverybody has their Labor of Love, and ours is Mindful Supply. We created the Mindful Supply brand from our passion for bringing back a great tradition, manufacturing in the United States. It’s with that passion we create products with the highest quality U.S.A. cotton and use an exclusive earth friendly printing process for the lowest carbon footprint.
Whether it’s creating graphics, selling at shows and seeing the reaction people give the brand to selling to stores, we really enjoy this brand and what it stands for.

Location:
304 Friendship Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409

Contact:
336.763.0073
info@mindfulsupply.com

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 8. Print & Dye - TS Designs

Made in the CaroliansTS Designs sells largely to local, environmentally and socially-conscious businesses and organizations that make up The Green Movement, but also prints for any organization looking for a better quality product with a better environmental and social impact.
Once catering to the big apparel brands (Nike, Tommy, GAP, etc.), TS Designs changed its business model and mission after seeing the destructive effects of NAFTA and globalization on its industry. TS now prints organic cotton, made-in-the-US t-shirts as its flagship product.

Location:
2053 Willow Springs Lane
Burlington, NC 27215

Contact:
336.229.6426 x201
eric@tsdesigns.com

made in North Carolina