By  on October 19, 2017

International Textile Group, the parent company of Cone Denim, announced it will cease operations and close its Cone Denim White Oak mill after more than 110 years of production, effective Dec. 31. The firm said its Greensboro, N.C. plant was affected by changes in market demands, namely fabric sourcing outside the U.S., which resulted in considerably reduced order volumes.

The White Oak mill produced denim exclusively since it began in 1905 and was well-known for its Forties vintage American Draper X3 shuttle looms that manufactured its vintage selvage denim. The firm operates facilities in Mexico and China, as well as its Cone 3D Research and Development incubator, which focuses on advances in performance and sustainable denim fabrics.

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