About Us

Welcome to Contempora Fabrics

Our company was founded in 1972 by Lacy C. Nance to produce fine gauge interlock and single knit fabrics. In 1984 we purchased 40% of the company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company grew to a 120 machine installation by 1986 and operated strictly as commission knitters. In 1988 we became 100% ESOP. Today Contempora Fabrics operates 175 machines in a 150,000 square foot facility on 29 acres and is known for a versatile product mix and capacity to manufacture 2 million pounds of fabric each month. Contempora has a large impact on the community of Lumberton, NC and supports local charities and employs school youth during their summer break. Our success is a direct result of hard work and dedication of our employees— our greatest asset.

Today, Contempora Fabrics is an established manufacturer of all type of circular knits. Contempora is a versatile knitter offering both coarse and fine gauge knits in the latest fashion, athletic, and performance trends. The productive capacities of its modern equipment provide a basis for competitive pricing. At Contempora, our daily commitment is to offer competitively priced, quality fabric with short lead times.

High Performance Fabrics

Our research and development team is capable of meeting your specific design needs.  Our finished fabrics are used in a variety of areas including:

  • Performance & Activewear
  • Athletic & Team Apparel
  • Fashion & Formal Wear
  • Casual & Career Wears
  • Intimate Apparel & Shapewear
  • Swimwear & Beachwear

We're A 100% Employee Owned Company (ESOP)

As an employee owned company, Contempora Fabric’s management and skilled work force strive to produce quality fabrics on a timely basis in the competitive environment of today.

Experience Matters

Contempora Fabrics has enjoyed prominence in the knit fabric industry for over 40 years. As an employee owned company, its management and skilled work force strive to produce quality fabrics on a timely basis in the competitive environment of today. The lint-controlled and humidity defined manufacturing process allows for the consumption of all fibers simultaneously.

The research and development team at Contempora is always available to discuss the latest fibers and technology trends and to offer fabric analysis for our customers.  At Contempora, our daily commitment is to offer competitively priced, quality fabric with short lead times.

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What Our Clients Have to Say About Us

“Always a positive experience working with Contempora and they have been a tremendous help with our transition to CAFTA compliant fabrics.”

- Jackie, Boombah