Announcement from West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail charter member Sewell Mill: In 2018 it will be 100 years since Mr. Warren Sewell and his brothers made the 1st tailored garment ever made in the South. From their initial efforts, the Sewell family, along with other industrial leaders and loyal employees, our West Georgia community became known as “The Clothing Center of the South.” In the 1960’s and early 70’s the West Georgia apparel industry produced over 25,000 garment per week. It is estimated that every 6 out of 10 suits sold in America were produced in this area.
In celebration of this heritage, on December 14th Sewell Mill in collaboration with the Haralson County Chamber will officially open the Sewell Historical Museum. The museum is one of several official stopping sites of Georgia’s Textile Heritage Trail which runs from Dalton Georgia down Highway 27 corridor ending in Columbus, Georgia.
With the Sewell Companies merged, the Warren Sewell building became empty. Rather than letting the building decay, Robin Sewell Worley, grandson of Warren Sewell Sr., donated and restored the historic building to create the Sewell Mill Community Center. He was also one of the main creators of the Textile Heritage Trail. Of his efforts, he states, “You don’t throw history away, you just find a better place for it.”
In conjunction with the Haralson County Chamber of Commerce, the Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 11:45 that Thursday with the museum open all day. All former and present Sewell family employees are encouraged to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
December 14, 2017, 11:45am - December 14, 2017, 12:00pm
Announcement from West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail charter member Sewell Mill:
In 2018 it will be 100 years since Mr. Warren Sewell and his brothers made the 1st tailored garment ever made in the S...