To produce textiles, a source of fiber is first selected, from which yarn is made primarily by spinning. The yarn is then processed by knitting or weaving to produce cloth. The machine used for weaving is the loom. For decorative purposes the yarn or finished material is taken through the process of dyeing. Textile fabrics may be produced from natural or man-made fibers or a blend of these materials.
Examples of natural fibers from plant sources include cotton, linen, jute and hemp, or those from animal sources include wool, silk, and angora. Man-made fibers may be entirely synthetic using a chemical process. They may also be produced from natural raw materials such as rayon or acetate. Our collection of market research reports provides insights into fabric manufacturing product and market trends, analysis, opportunities, projections, sales, and marketing strategies. Specifics on market share, size and growth in the US and global markets are also featured.