Making Quality Textiles Since 1944
Based in Emporia Virginia, we supply a variety of braided, woven, and knitted products to an expansive customer base all around the world. We have adapted and improved our operation over many years to meet customer needs. Creating specialty products for unique applications is something we take a lot of pride in, tell us what you need and we will do our best to make it happen.
Franklin Braid has been in business since 1944, when Wick Narrow Fabric Company purchased a plant in Franklin, Virginia. The plant was originally used to manufacture flat braided tapes, but it wasn’t long before we needed more space and equipment. In 1956, facing the need to expand our facilities and manufacturing capability, the plant was moved to Emporia, Virginia. Equipment was installed to produce braided drawstrings and we became a major manufacturer of these products.
Now we make many types of elastic including drawstring elastic, insert, furniture products and general garment elastic. We also make elastic for the medical trade. A finishing range handles special finishes required by our customers. Franklin Braid exports and imports from many countries around the world. We use just about every type of yarn that is made and can make special products to specifications furnished by our customers.
Franklin Braid Manufacturing
Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Franklin Braid Manufacturing is a sister company to Wayne Mills. Wayne Mills family-owned and operated textile mill that has been operating since 1910.