NCTO President & CEO Kim Glas Op-Ed on PPE

WASHINGTON— In an Op-Ed published by Morning Consult today, National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President & CEO Kim Glas, outlines critical steps the Biden administration and Congress can take to help revitalize American PPE manufacturing and help our front-line workers.

Please see the Op-Ed here.


NCTO is a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers.

  • U.S. employment in the textile supply chain was 585,240 in 2019.
  • The value of shipments for U.S. textiles and apparel was $75.8 billion in 2019.
  • U.S. exports of fiber, textiles and apparel were $29.1 billion in 2019.
  • Capital expenditures for textile and apparel production totaled $2.5 billion in 2018, the last year for which data is available.


Kristi Ellis

Vice President, Communications

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