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U.S. AbilityOne Commission

James M. Kesteloot, Chairperson
Tina Ballard, Executive Director

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Clothing, Textiles and Individual Equipment

With more than 30 years of Federal and military manufacturing experience, the AbilityOne Program is dedicated to delivering over 200 different apparel and individual equipment products in the U.S. and around the world. Our thorough knowledge of civilian and military requirements, coupled with the latest commercial industry practices, keeps our Federal and Department of Defense customers clothed, equipped and protected.

Through our national network of contractors, AbilityOne seeks to be your business partner for manufacturing and logistical solutions. AbilityOne has Federal sourcing requirements capability and capacity experience, which helps AbilityOne create employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. Our products are made in the U.S.A. and are second to none in quality.

Our clothing, textile and individual equipment items include:

  • Military and Civilian Uniform Programs
  • Army Combat Shirt (ACS)
  • JSLIST - Chemical Protective Suit
  • Army Combat Uniforms (ACU)
  • Civilian Uniform Programs
  • Air Force Battledress Uniform (ABU)
  • Navy Working Uniform (NWU)
  • Dress clothing
  • Fire retardant items
  • Extreme cold weather items
  • Duffle bags and component pouches
  • National interment flags
  • Insect net protection
  • Caps and hats
  • Military recruit bag items

Modern Manufacturing Operations

AbilityOne offers a national network of nonprofit agency (NPA) manufacturers who utilize state-of-the-art equipment and the highest levels of quality inspection systems, including ISO 9001 certified and/or equivalent quality systems.

Custom Manufacturing, Development and Fulfillment

AbilityOne clothing and textile manufacturers possess diverse custom construction capabilities, including set up for your small or limited run productions, design changes and your long term production runs.

Our national network of NPA manufacturers the collective capabilities to meet custom product requirements including:

  • Prototyping and development
  • Product design and adjusting
  • Initial fielding to full sustainment
  • Complex garment construction
  • Special measurement sizing (non-tariff sizes)
  • Pattern development and digitization
  • Automated cutting systems
  • Small to limited run production cycles
  • Alternate manufacturing solutions
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Current Customers

DLA Troop Support (formerly Defense Supply Center Philadelphia)

Naval Supply Systems Command

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (U.S. Forest Service)

Army Corps of Engineers

Department of Veteran Affairs

United States Army Research, Development And Engineering Command Contracting Center, Natick, MA

Clothing and Configuration Team

Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility

PM Special Operations Forces

Combat Clothing and Equipment Team

Awards & Recognition

  • An AbilityOne Network member was named “Grand All-Star” winner of the prestigious Apparel Magazine All-Star Awards in 2009.
  • An AbilityOne Network member was a recipient of the Automated Best Value System Gold Medal Award from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which recognizes excellent performance in supplying quality products and meeting delivery schedules.

“AbilityOne sources are integral parts of our country’s readiness picture and vital links in our logistics support chain. They are crucial readiness enablers that are critical components in our acquisition strategies to accomplish the goal of a stable, responsive industrial base.”

Col. Kurt D. Wilson
Defense Supply Center Philadelphia

“I know when I look back at my career, I will be proud of the fact that we were able to meet the requirements of the American Warfighter with the help of the folks in the AbilityOne Program. We use the AbilityOne Program because they provide quality items and services to us.”

Thomas Bouchard,
Supervisory Contract Specialist
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center