Textile designer Angelica textile district, which makes Moonbeam textile fabric, is now offering its workers a salary of $100,000 annually, or nearly $4,000 more than its former salary.
The firm has long been a source of pride for textile designers, and its rise in popularity is due in part to the company’s commitment to paying its workers well.
Angelica’s move to raise the pay for its workers was announced Tuesday, and the company is now the first textile company in the world to do so.
“The Moonbeam name and legacy, along with our vision and talent, has given us the opportunity to achieve this,” Angelica president David Dittmer said in a statement.
“We are incredibly proud of this achievement and look forward to working with our team members to deliver a brighter future for our employees.”
Angelica is a global textile and apparel designer with more than 80 employees in 13 countries, including the United States.
The company has also been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Ellen Show, and various other television shows and programs.
Angelina’s $100k salary would be a massive pay increase over the previous pay structure for workers at the company, which had been based on a base salary of around $50,000 a year.
Angelika also recently announced that it is hiring more people, with around 30 new hires in the past two years.
“In addition to this exciting announcement, we are announcing an ambitious hiring program for our workforce,” Dittmers said.
“Over the coming months, we will be launching a new program, designed to create new opportunities for our team and employees, and to ensure that our employees are receiving the best possible work experience.”
Angelika is looking to hire as many as 100 people to work at its new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of the new plan.
The new plan will see workers moving to a new office, and starting work in 2019.