UPCOMING EVENT: Federal Textile Summit Session: Textile Workforce and Talent Pipeline: Resources for Government and Industry (Virtual, May 18-20)


Session Spotlight

Opportunities: Dress Clothing

Opportunities: Dress Clothing. DLA and Service representatives will discuss known current and future requirements and acquisition processes for these textile-based products, including but not limited to:

  • men’s and women’s dress uniforms (coats, trousers, slacks, and skirts and the poly/wool fabric required to manufacture these items); outerwear (dress all weather coats, Navy jumpers, coveralls, and dress jackets); shirts (dress shirts and blouses worn by all Services); dress headwear and ecclesiastical supplies
  • heraldics (insignia, flags, swords & scabbards and guidons)
  • mattresses and bedding

 Speakers may also discuss priorities and expectations for integration of advanced textile technologies into these products.


  • Defense Logistics Agency, Clothing & Textiles
  • Army PEO Soldier
  • USAF Uniform Office (invited)
  • Institute of Heraldry (invited)

The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FEDTex will be held in a virtual platform.

WHEN. May 18-20, 2021, virtually.

REGISTRATION AND COST. Registration is now open. There is no fee to attend the Summit. However, registration is required in order to receive the platform credentials.

ABOUT THE SUMMIT. This Summit connects US Department of Defense clothing and individual equipment buyers and requirements officials with textile manufacturers, supply chain, research and development, testing, workforce development and academic resources from across the southeast United States. All manufacturers of textile-based clothing, footwear, equipment and soldier systems – and their supply chain, workforce and R&D resources – should attend this Summit.


·    eTextileCommunications.com

·    North Carolina Textile Technology Center at Gaston College

·    Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College

·    Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network

·    Defense Alliance of North Carolina



The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development and technology transition organization, headquartered at and supported by Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and serving at community colleges statewide. The mission of the NCMBC is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina. The NCMBC’s primary goal is to increase federal revenues for businesses in North Carolina. The Department of Defense has an annual impact of $66 billion and is the second largest sector of North Carolina’s economy (12% GDP). With six major military bases, over 100 National Guard and Reserve component facilities and the third highest number of uniformed military personnel in the country, the State of North Carolina created the NCMBC to leverage opportunities with these installations, DoD commands and federal agencies operating worldwide. Supported businesses have won at least 3,772 contracts with a minimum value of $14.8 billion.

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