A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced
by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting,
or pressing fibres together
Sources and types
Textiles can be made from many materials. These materials come from four main sources: animal (wool, silk), plant (cotton, flax, jute), mineral (asbestos,glass fibre), and synthetic (nylon, polyester, acrylic). In the past, all textiles were made from natural fibres, including plant, animal, and mineralsources. In the 20th century, these were supplemented by artificial fibres made from petroleum.
Textiles are made in various strengths and degrees of durability, from the finest gossamer to the sturdiest canvas. The relative thickness of fibres in clothis measured in deniers. Microfibre refers to fibres made of strands thinner than one denier.
Textiles have an assortment of uses, the most common of which are for clothing and containers such as bags and baskets. In the household, they are used in carpeting, upholstered furnishings, window shades, towels, covering for tables, beds, and other flat surfaces, and in art. In the workplace, they are used in industrial and scientific processes such as filtering. Miscellaneous uses include flags, backpacks, tents, nets, handkerchiefs, cleaning rags, transportation devices such as balloons, kites, sails, and parachutes, in addition to strengthening in composite materials such as fibreglass and industrial geotextiles.Children can learn using textiles to make collages, sew, quilt, and toys.
Textiles used for industrial purposes, and chosen for characteristics other than their appearance, are commonly referred to as technical textiles. Technical textiles include textile structures for automotive applications, medical textiles (e.g. implants), geotextiles (reinforcement of embankments), agrotextiles (textiles for crop protection), protective clothing (e.g. against heat and radiation for fire fighter clothing, against molten metals for welders, stab protection, and bullet proof vests). In all these applications stringent performance requirements must be met. Woven of threads coated with zinc oxide nanowires, laboratory fabric has been shown capable of "self-powering nanosystems" using vibrations created by everyday actions like wind or body movements
China Textiles Industry Plants
At present, China's textile industry and gradually formed a number on a geographical division of a standard textile industry cluster, and these large-scale enterprises in the development step by step to find their own characteristics, all for us to explore and analysis. Southern China's main production base of textile industry, as opposed to the North, the South earlier, the origin of the export volume is relatively large. After the adjustment of industrial structure over the years and North-South exchanges between the two places to learn, the north is also rapid development of textile industry, forming a strong textile industry chain.
Region: Guangdong - the industry benchmark for home textiles
Industry characteristics: design fashion, brand names and export a large quantity.
Guangdong's cloth Center, Sheng leisure cloth city, the Royal cloth and other home textiles are the most representative of the city, in addition to
Cloth, cloth and other basic material, other than cloth, all kinds of finished product is quite complete, such as the Lok Si Fu, Fu Anna of such internationally renowned brands, and the rest of textile companies in town is also very strong brand awareness. Corresponds to the domestic market, the vast majority of Guangdong Brand laid, the high-end line, tone, and targets the first-line market. At that time the national textile industry is still in the case of the state of enlightenment, the high-end positioning and follow the international trend of a more tight design, Guangdong Textile they will easily become the industry benchmark, champion.
Region: Shanghai - a well-deserved, "Textile City"
Industry characteristics: Textiles City, advanced equipment, the development of fast
Shanghai is a microcosm of China's textile economy, reform and opening up 30 years ago, China's textile industry, the stigma of a deep change in playing on the course of development in the textile business. Mercury, Ayle depend on Yu-lan and other textile brands are all from Shanghai. The face of fierce competition and market transformation of domestic textile industry in Shanghai is working to adjust to a new posture to compete.
At present, there are already more than 100 home textiles companies stationed in Shanghai Textile Industrial Park, they represent the main Shanghai HouseholdTextile industry, which Towel decoration industry companies accounted for 70% of the role, a handkerchief industry accounted for about 15% of businesses, other class enterprise is about 11%, research and educational institutions also have a 2.5% share, assigned to the park's hundreds of textile enterprises, annual sales income of more than 4 billion yuan. Among the nation's total textile brand in Shanghai Textile Industrial Park is a well-deserved, "Textile City."
Region: Jiangsu - big industrial cluster
Industry characteristics: midstream and downstream industry chain system integrity, and export a large quantity
Jiangsu Province, known in the history of textile goods, the production of reform and opening up, river-run textile industry into the fast lane, textile
varieties of styles from small to multi-production enterprise from weak to strong, from small to large scale, from the backward to the advanced production equipment, radiating from the narrow to wide, and formed a production scale, community-based division of labor, equipment, intelligence, product serialization and marketing an international dimension.
Region: Zhejiang Province - a model for industrial development
Industry characteristics: more direct, more professional, more economical and more in place
Zhejiang's traditional advantages of home textiles industry, especially textile, Zhejiang Yuhang, but also well-known textile origin. The guidance of the
market, from the mid-90s, Yuhang textile and silk quilt cover has shifted step by step in order to sofa, curtain cloth as led the development of home
textiles. And efforts to develop export-oriented economy to an organic integration of home textiles, Hangzhou silk culture.
Region: Shandong - Craft Textile Resort
Industry characteristics: diversified, industrial chain, stability, and take the road of innovation
Textile enterprises in Shandong Province continues to accelerate the pace of restructuring and upgrading, through the adoption of diversified, high-end market to seize the means of actively challenging competitive market. Filed in Shandong Textile, they will think of many well-known brands, such as the Vosges, Xiyingmen, matt be called for the industry model of Cooperative Development. To the ordinary man is the head of three companies competing, but it is very good friends. They have a mutual exchange of information, there are problems with each other discussions on the mutual development of enterprises, technical equipment and the market very well.
Fabrics & Textiles Trade Shows in China
China Keqiao International Textile Expo
China (Keqiao) International Textiles Fabrics & Accessories is a landmark textile market and globe famous enterprises Cooperation aim & Internationalization Brand specialization rule, support from the unique advantage of the township of textile of Shaoxing county.
Our textile and apparel inspection services help you identify varying levels of defects in your product, including:
Critical Defects – hazardous or unsafe conditions or non-compliance with regulations, includes sharp points or edges, stray needles left in the garment, loose studs or missing suffocation warning labels
Major Defects – overall product failure or reduced usability of the product that prevents it from being placed on the market, can include open seams, holes or broken stitches
Minor Defects – unlikely to reduce product usability, includes items such as loose threads
During textile and apparel inspections, We conduct the following:
Fabric Check – assesses weight (sweaters), print quality, defects, hand feel to standards
Garment Labeling – to ensure label contains all required information, including registered identification number (RN), country of origin, fabric content/care and attachment of label in the proper location
Workmanship Assessment – evaluates stitching, construction, attachments and fasteners, embellishments, shading within a garment, pattern continuity/matching, tapes and linings