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When you think of the legendary Cone Mills White Oak plant, you should also think of Ralph Tharpe. Ralph was one of the longest serving individuals at the plant, working in textile development there from 1975 up until near the mill's closure in 2017. He's now started the White Oak Legacy Foundation, a non-profit group focused on not only preserving the history of the White Oak facility, but also making new denim on White Oak's old looms and pioneering new developments in denim production technology. Listen in for the history of White Oak from someone who knows a lot of it.
You can find more about the White Oak Legacy Foundation at their website, https://www.wolfdenim.org/