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Textile R&D Remains Strong

Clemson was invited to become a part of the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America project, a collaboration of nearly 100 universities, manufacturers and startup incubators. Upstate textile manufacturers are also participating, including Inman Mills and Milliken.

Billiam Builds on Customization

Preferring to keep production numbers private, Mitchell says Billiam produced “thousands” of pairs of jeans in 2016, but he notes that production usually ranges from 50 to 150 pairs a week.