About National Spinning


National Spinning Co., Inc. is an employee-owned manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of yarns.  Spinning systems include short staple ring, open end, and worsted spinning. Dyed products include spun and filament yarns. Raw materials include synthetic and natural fibers.

In addition to our yarn business, National Spinning has two other operating divisions.  These are Hampton Art, a producer of consumer paper and beading craft products, and Carolina Nonwovens, a producer of air-laid thermobonded pads and rolls.  Lastly, we maintain, manage, and lease commercial space in our Washington, NC facility alongside Kennedy Creek.

This site is primarily concerned with our yarn business.  For our other divisions, please click the links.

Our origin

National Spinning CompanyFounded in 1921 by Phillip and Carl Leff, the company went public for about 10 years in the 1960s-70s. We became an ESOP company in the 1990s.  Originally, wool yarn was manufactured in Jamestown, NY and sales were based in the Northeast and Midwest, but the company expanded greatly during the era of synthetics.  In the 1950s and 1960s the company built new facilities and relocated its manufacturing to North Carolina, USA. In the early 21st century we acquired Hampton Art, a manufacturer of paper-based products sold to craft stores.  In 2012 we acquired Carolina Nonwovens, a producer of nonwoven fabrics for a wide variety of industrial end-uses.

Today we operate 2 spinning facilities, 1 dyeing plant, 1 fiber-blending facility, 1 distribution center, 1 nonwoven facility, and offices throughout North Carolina, New York, and Central America.  We sell our yarn products worldwide.  Our other divisions sell mainly domestically.

Our mission

We strive to be the essential, reliable, trustworthy, “go-to” resource for a diverse range of of yarn, consumer craft products, and industrial nonwoven products, helping to achieve success for our trading partners, shareholders, and associates.

Our values

  • Financial health for ourselves, our customers, and our suppliers.
  • Professionalism through training and practices.
  • Quality and service.
  • Innovation.
  • Flexibility.
  • Safety and health.
  • Environmental responsibility.