CEI Survey Assesses New Chapter in Maine Textile Industry History

A survey conducted by CEI and the Manufacturer’s Association of Maine determined that approximately 8 percent of manufacturing jobs in Maine in 2013 were in textile-related industries, and 56 percent of the businesses surveyed planned to expand. Given Maine’s extraordinary history in textile manufacturing, the rebirth of fiber sourcing and production, dyeing, sewing, and manufacturing (which includes everything from eco-friendly, organic wool products to high-tech composites for camping and fishing gear) marks an evolution towards sustainability. A recent article in the Portland Press Herald examines the opportunities and challenges ahead: click here to read!

Read more: Textile Survey of Maine

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