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Chief Engineer & Operations Officer Ryan Huston learned the ins-and-outs of heavy machinery upkeep, engineering systems & design modeling as an automated logisitics specialist in the U.S. Army.  This skillset applied to iconic textile manufacturing allowed him to join a small group of makers leading America’s revival of limited-edition textile knits & wovens using heritage-rich machinery dating as far back as the 1920s – all repaired & adapted by Ryan himself.

Such steady efforts have led Huston to develop highly original, classic American fabrics that defy comparison in a modern market widely built around cut-rate, toxic goods that offer minimal “wears” over time. We think American-Made quality is something worth protecting & treasuring; everything we produce stays true to this pledge. The last few years have made it clear that we need more goods made in the U.S.A., including fabric.

Our restored collection of vintage looms makes us one of the only “selvedge fabric” (or fabric with finished edges) artisans left using these machines in the United States. Since we began, the Huston team has envisioned being a part of the responsible domestic U.S. textile industry rekindling in a way that ethically protects & values our nation’s farmers, workers, consumers & the planet to ensure a healthy, sustainable future for all.

“Creating regenerative textiles from design-to-prototype excites the senses of innovation, creativity, community & connectivity throughout our state, country & beyond.” - RYAN HUSTON

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Our deepening knowledge & demonstrations in mid-to-modern century engineering processes allow us to create exquisite materials using vintage looms & iconic textile technologies – we design & manufacture highly original fabrics crafted with a level of reverence meant to last lifetimes.

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We consult, support & sample for clients up & down the fiber supply networks – be it needs for sourcing, or creating, distinctive yarns of many kinds.  Whether you are looking for a recreation of a traditional yarn, or something one of a kind, we can help!

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We're always inspired by the many rare & traditional methods used to produce or process fibers, so we can help you coordinate with targeted regional & international small-batch artisans to create handmade textiles that tell a history of people, place & culture. 

Huston Heritage Projects

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black and white photograph of hundreds of cotton yarn ends moving through wires of industrial loom
black and white photograph front of Draper power shuttle loom producing selvedge textiles
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Our custom micro-mill services & rare, iconic machinery has timeless Americana written all over it.

We want to hear more about those great ideas brewing in your brain – please share some information about the type of fabric, machine, or creative project of interest. A Huston team member will be happy to assist you with any inquiry or request.

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