Burlington Industries LLC, which is a division of Elevate Textiles, said it will be supplying “wool blended fabrics” for use in the U.S. Army’s updated “green service uniform.” The Greensboro, N.C.-based company said the fabrics will be made at its facilities in Raeford and Cordova, in North Carolina. 

As previously reported, American Woolen Company said it was producing a portion of the fabrics for the new uniform as well. Burlington is producing fabric for the jacket, tie, and bottoms.

In a separate, but related announcement, the National Council of Textile Organizations commended the Senate for passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2020, which lowered an “acquisition threshold” thereby making it easier for U.S. manufacturers — including many textile firms — to supply the military. The House’s Armed Services Committee held hearings on the NDAA earlier this month, and the House is expected to vote on it in July. Read More