Ground breaking 1890

View of the mill 1906

Gordon Matheson
CEO, Sunbury Textile Mills (1954-1986)
Back row, 2nd from left

Leaders in health and safety initiatives

2016 aerial view of Sunbury mill


Sunbury Textile Mills was founded in 1954. It was purchased from the Susquehanna Silk Mills, a silk tie manufacturer which built the original manufacturing complex in 1890. A more modern facility was erected in 1970, housing today’s modern looms and manufacturing equipment while also keeping the original saw-tooth roof, an architectural signature from the turn of the century. In early 2017, our sales and creative team moved from SoHo to the heart of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood into a larger, modern and more spacious location.

Sunbury has always operated at the present manufacturing site in Sunbury, Pennsylvania and is one of the only mills of its type that continues to manufacture 100% of its products in the United States of America. In 2004 Sunbury Textile Mills became an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company and is owned 100% for the benefit of all the employees’ retirements. We employ multigenerational families that carry on the art of weaving with an average tenure of 20 years of design and weaving expertise.

We are extremely proud of our reputation for excellence in product quality, superior design and unsurpassed levels of customer service. We are a market leader in the design and manufacture of decorative jacquard fabrics for the world market.


Sunbury believes giving back to the community goes beyond providing jobs and income to local residents. Annually, we donate fabrics, financial contributions and employee time to projects such as:

  • Material for the Arts
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Disaster Relief Programs
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Local Ambulance, Fire and Police Departments
  • MS Society
  • Toys for Tots Programs
  • United Way Days of Caring
  • YMCA Programs
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