Clothing and textiles is one of the world’s oldest sectors and it has been experiencing drastic change due to globalization. Generally, clothing refers to manufactured ready-to-wear fabrics, whereas textiles are natural and synthetic/artificial fibres used to produce various forms of fabrics. Broadly, textiles are classified into natural and synthetic fibres. Natural fibres are sourced from plants or animals and they include wool, cotton and silk; however, synthetic fibres are derived from polymers such as acrylic, polyester and nylon. Clothing or apparel manufacturing is the most common application of textile market, including other applications such as manufacturing of household products like, curtains, bed sheets, carpets, etc.
Global textile and clothing industry consists of yarn and fibre manufacturing companies, textile and clothing or apparel manufacturers, dealers and retailers. Textiles can be categorized into yarns, fibres and fabric. Fibres are processed to produce yarns and fabrics. Fabrics are produced by blending of fibres through weaving or knitting and they are used to manufacture clothing & industrial textiles.
From past decade, global clothing and textile market is witnessing high growth due to its wide use and range of applications. Changing lifestyle, increase in disposable income and improved demand of technical textiles from industrial and medical sectors are some of key factors contributing to promising growth of the market.
In addition, the market is experiencing growing demand for organic and natural clothing among consumers, which is expected to deter growth of synthetic textile segment.
Demand for fashion apparels is increasing and to address this trend many fashion houses are adopting emerging technologies such as 3D printing and computer assisted designing. In addition, performance apparel market is also gaining rapid growth leading to rising demand of high-tech fabrics in active sportswear and other industrial clothing. Few manufacturers are also introducing clothing with smart digital technologies that measure and monitor proper bodily functions.
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