Our Story

Matric Yarns logoBrief history of Matrix Yarns, Inc

Matrix Yarns is a privately owned and operated textile and sourcing, servicing customers in a broad array of markets. Our combined 60+ years of experience in the textile industry allow us to uniquely suit our customers’ yarn sourcing needs—with integrity, trust, and top-notch customer service.


Founded in December 2003, Matrix Yarns has grown into a family business with offices throughout the southeastern United States. Whether you require the most cutting-edge technical textiles available or commodity-type products, our strategically aligned partnerships allow us to connect you to the highest quality manufacturers around the world.


A company is only as strong as its supply chain. We can help strengthen yours while cutting down on minimums, lead times, and mismanagement of supply by offering a globally-aligned textile supply chain.


Eric Barker, President

Eric has 33+ years experience in textiles, from package dyeing, purchasing, yarn spinning and sales as well as his current role as President of Matrix Yarns. Eric manages the main office in Eden, NC and covers parts of North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Mexico, and Europe.


Buddy Hairston, Account Sales Executive

Buddy is another member of the team with loads of textile experience, in myriad roles of manufacturing, package dyeing, and sales. He came on board in 2007 and is an integral part of the team, running an office in Rossville, GA, and covering Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and parts of Georgia.


Andrew R. Barker, Vice President

Andrew joined Matrix Yarns in September, 2008, and runs the sales office in Charlotte, NC, covering western North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Economics in 2008 and is a fanatical Tar Heel fan.