Textile Network, Inc. was started in 1990 by Roxann Weidemaier and Pam Resendez. Their combined experience in the industry packed a powerful punch. Roxann having a degree in textiles from Colorado State University and background in sales, and Pam, a prolific background in raw materials manufacturing and purchasing. With a goal to serve the outdoor industry and manufacturers with U.S. military contracts, they based their startup on the premise of customer experience and inclusive R&D for their customers. Their combination formed a strong backbone for a Women-Owned Small Business.
In the 1990’s Boulder County was known as the heart of the outdoor industry, from backpacks and gear, to world-class athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Textile Network sourced raw materials for webbing, Velcro®, zippers, fabrics, buckles and snaps – everything you’d find in a backpack – and sold these materials to manufacturers in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Kansas.
Within five years Textile Network had outgrown their first location and they began the search for a new site to continue serving their rapidly growing customer base. In 1995, Roxann and Pam purchased and restored Old Town Lafayette’s original mercantile store, which was built in 1890. It was a labor of love to refurbish the structure without changing its historical essence. This historic building became the office and warehouse for Textile Network.
Commitment to USA
By 2000, many U.S. textile manufacturing went overseas. With their strong relationships with U.S. mills, Roxann and Pam made a strategic decision to focus on customers who were constrained by the Berry Amendment. This gamble meant they would focus on supplying raw materials to companies with U.S. military contracts manufacturing supplies for U.S. troops. They also provided R&D to their customers as a way to differentiate themselves from competitors. This lead to Textile Network being awarded multiple patents by the U.S. Patent Office and The Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
Today Textile Network’s focus is on providing not only high quality raw materials from the best U.S. mills, but also providing great customer service. To enhance our product line and to be price competitive, we also offer select imported goods. We view our customers as partners. We want to be part of creating the best product possible regardless of who the end user is.
OUR PARTS. YOUR PRODUCTS.