Textile and Apparel Industries

Reinventing ‘Towel City USA’: Textiles, Tourism and the Future of the Southeastern Mill Town

Authors
  • Nancy J. Hodges (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • Philip Frank (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Abstract

Throughout the southeastern region of the United States it is common to find towns that were built by textile companies in the late 19th century with the express purpose of manufacturing textile products. Textile companies sought rural areas within this region to build factories and then surrounded the factories with homes, schools, and stores designed to attract and keep workers (Suggs, 2002).

Keywords: Community, tourism, economic development, textile industry

How to Cite:

Hodges, N. J. & Frank, P., (2013) “Reinventing ‘Towel City USA’: Textiles, Tourism and the Future of the Southeastern Mill Town”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

Downloads:
Download pdf
View PDF

187 Views

67 Downloads

Published on
01 Jan 2013
Peer Reviewed