Who is Hornwood?
Hornwood is a service-oriented, solution based vertical manufacturer of warp and circular knitted fabrics. Hornwood’s manufacturing processes include warping, knitting, dyeing, finishing, face finishing, and inspection, along with a fully functional color development and physical testing lab. Hornwood thrives on driving innovation and creating value for all customers.
Hornwood cares deeply about reducing its impact on the environment and offers sustainable solutions such as yarn made from recycled or renewable resources. Hornwood has been a bluesign system partner since 2016 and and an ISO 9001 registered company since 1997.
Hornwood has been in continuous operation since 1946 when it was founded by Ken Horne and Fred Wood. Anson County, North Carolina has served as the home to Hornwood since the doors first opened. Over the years, Hornwood out grew a couple facilities, but has been in the same location since 1971 when it moved from Wadesboro to Lilesville. The current facility is 300,000 square feet and employs 350 partners. Hornwood’s growth came organically as well as through acquisitions. In 1973, Hornwood purchased Graniteville’s interest in Kenville, which was a JV between the two companies. In 2004, Hornwood purchased Lee Fashion Fabrics, and in 2014 Hornwood purchased Game Time Fabrics. Hornwood acquired the assets of Russ knits in 2016, which is a circular knitting facility located in Candor, NC.