Know Your Shirt - Made in the States

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 - J & K Whatley Farms

Carolina Cotton FarmerMeet the Whatleys. As a fourth generation farming family from south Texas, Bob Whatley has always farmed the
land with John Deere equipment. Operations have now been been passed to his son Jon. A leader in his community,
Jon has served on the school board and helped revitalize interest in the local FFA chapter.
Jon has his hands in more than the soil, but the soil is where his farm flourishes. Using John Deere equipment and
the latest technology, the Whatley's farm is committed to growing responsibly -produced cotton in Odem Texas.

15563 County Road
Odem, TX 78370


Made in the Carolinas supply chain


2. Gin - Smith Gin Co-Op

Cotton Gin North CarolinaLocated off of U.S. Highway 77 in Odem Texas, Smith Gin Co-Op is a 70,000 square foot cotton gin with the ability
to gin 55 to 60 bales per hour. Their V-shaped gin is the latest in ginning equipment and by ginning the cotton
faster, the gin minimizes the risk of losing crops. By doing this, that means more money in the hands of the local
ginners and the ability to produce a higher fiber quality for the customer.
Smith Gin Co-Op works across multiple counties in South Texas and gins cotton for several cotton familes. Working
with these farmers, Smith Gin Co-Op can track each bale of cotton they produce from field to the customer,
allowing you to know the producers name and farm for each purchase.

6057 County Road
Odem, TX 78370


Made in the Carolinas supply chain

3. Spin - Buhler Yarns

Spinning Hill MillLaunched in 1996, our US facility in Jefferson Georgia is the leading supplier of fine-count yarns in the United
States. Our commitment is to service, long-standing industry partnerships and quality domestic products.
We now maintain 32,000 spindles in Georgia, where we produce a variety of yarns for customers in North and
South America. Buhler is now the leading supplier of fine-count yarns in the United States. Our 300 committed
employees undergo frequent training and education to keep their skills updated.

1881 Athens Highway,
Jefferson GA 30549


Apparel Made in NorthCarolina


4. Knit - Alandale Knitting

Cotton Mills in the carolinasAlandale Industries, located in Troy, North Carolina, USA, was established in 1985 by Alan Gutschmit. As the
founder of Alandale Knitting Mills in 1966, he found himself faced with various lint related problems in his knitting
operation. This situation prompted the development of equipment to address their lint related problems. These
developments spawned Alandale Industries.
At Alandale Industries, we manufacture a full line of products, from vacuum systems to creels, for the circular
knitting industry or any industry where lint control is a problem.

208 Burnette St.
Troy, North Carolina, 27371


Made in the Carolinas supply chain

 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.

14 Commerce Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340


Made in the Carolinas supply chain


6. Cut & Sew - Hemingway Apparel

Cut and Sew made in the carolinasApparel Manufacturing has been a part of the Hemmingway family since 1965. Our company, Hemingway Apparel
has primarily been a sewing contractor for the Apparel industry for the majority of that time. However, in 2001 our
business model has changed significantly towards manufacturing. We manufacture for a variety of customers
including the Department of Defense.
Currently we employ about 170 persons. Much of our labor force has been with us for twenty years which
translates into a vast amount of practical and applicable knowledge. Our facilities are top notch, located in a
55,000 sq. ft. heated and cooled building in which our employees can perform their respective duties.

60 Apparel Dr,
Hemingway, SC 29554


Made in the Carolinas supply chain


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.

304 Friendship Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409


Made in the Carolinas supply chain


 8. Print & Dye - Graphic Cow Company

Made in the CaroliansThe Graphic Cow started providing college students t-shirts in 1994. Our commitment was simple, great art plus
a great tee equals a top notch shirt. We hired the best local artist to create original artwork and hired
experienced management in the printing side of the business. The first 3 years we focused on local markets,
Clemson and USC and then marketed towards other areas of the country.
Beginning in 1999, our company theme became “ art in 24 hours, shirts in five days.” At the time, it seemed
impossible. Today, it’s business as usual. Our focus is to continue to change the way you buy t-shirts. We’re
adding new features and new services to create the best possible customer experience.

119 W. Front Street
Liberty, SC 29657


made in North Carolina