Our Survey

We invite anyone who worked in the US textile industry prior to and when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect in 1994 to participate in our survey. 

With the expert help of our friends at Nest—a nonprofit organization that is working to build a new handworker economy— and support and funding provided The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, we’ve developed a survey to help us gather information about the demographics of the workforce within the textile industry in relationship to NAFTA.

Nest has given us the resources to execute a quantitative and qualitative survey of the textile industry during this period. This data will be analyzed as a detailed record from the height of textile production. 

If you worked in the textile industry in our region, or know someone who did, we encourage you to fill out our survey. All information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used in combination with information collected from other respondents. Your name, or any other personally identifiable data, will not be used. Any and all feedback is helpful, so feel free to share the survey with friends, family, and neighbors. If you’re interested in participating in an oral history interview, send us an email at think@projectthreadways.org.