Leah Shapiro

Leah Shapiro is a freelance writer and the Editing, Content Creation & PR Specialist for JB Media Group based in Asheville. Prior to joining the digital marketing world in 2016, Leah spent five years in publishing, most recently as Editor of The Laurel of Asheville Magazine.

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The Artistry, Economics & Tradition of Cloth in Western North Carolina

By the early 20th century, the “Big Three” industries that dominated North Carolina were textile, furniture, and tobacco. Within a few decades, North Carolina earned its place as the center of textile manufacturing in the country. As businesses expanded to match the growing demand, an abundance of labor and use of quality fabrics led the path to capital success.