The National Textile Center

The National Textile Center

The National Textile Center (NTC) is a research consortium of eight universities:  Auburn University, Clemson University, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, UC - Davis, UMass - Dartmouth, and Philadelphia University.  The institutions share human resources, equipment and facilities.  Serving the USA Fiber/Textile/Fiber Products/Retail Complex, the NTC vision, mission and goals are realized through innovate research and links to other institutions.


To enhance the knowledge base for the continuing viability of the U.S. Fiber/Textile/ Fiber Products/Retail complex.


1. Research: To discover, design and develop new materials, innovative and improved manufacturing and integrated systems essential to the success of a modern U.S. textile enterprise.
2. Education: To train personnel, establish industrial partnerships and create transfer mechanisms to ensure the utilization of technologies developed.
3. Partnership:  To strengthen the nation's textile research and educational efforts by uniting diverse experts and resources in unique collaborative projects.


To be an agent leading change in the industry's vision and in education for global competitiveness.

If you have comments or would like more information about The National Textile Center, contact the Executive Director, Marty Jacobs.