At our 2014 Annual Conference, we asked Bayard Winthrop, who founded the Made in USA sweatshirt brand American Giant, to speak. We had learned of Bayard from Bryan Ashby when we visited at his Carolina Cotton Works company.
Last week, we took our Carolina Textile Tour to CCW and talked about that sweatshirt. On the wall in CCW’s conference room was the NYTimes article on them and the shirt. Ironically, the article also profiles Parkdale Mills which we toured as well. Here is the article and below are several photos from our tour of CCW.