Specialty Textile s mission is to develop and manufacture the most cost effective textile products on the market. STI began in 1964 as Kings Plush, which produced velvets and plush fabrics for the upholstered furniture and recreational vehicle industries. In 1994, the company s main focus became the flat-woven residential furniture market. It produces a range of Jacquard and chenille-based upholstery fabrics in contemporary, transitional or traditional designs. Specialty Textile is headquartered in Kings Mountain, N.C.