Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textiles develop from sunset to sunrise industry
Textiles develop from sunset to sunrise industry
Jul '11
Many industry experts from developed economies reckoned that textile industry was a sunset industry in 1980, but in fact, 30 years of history shows the textile industry is not a sunset industry, but instead, it has become a sunrise industry.

In the last 30 years, global processing capacity of textile fiber has increased from 32 million tons in 1980 to present 74-76 million tons.

However, in the 30 years, production of many textiles has made a great shift in the world. Now, processing of many high-end products and industrial textiles has shifted or continues to shift into China from developed economies.

In China too, textile processing is shifting from eastern coastal areas to central and west areas, while processing of middle and low-end clothing and home textiles has started to migrate from China to South and Southeast Asian countries.

However, it is expected that, industrial textiles industry will see rapid development and will add value to the Chinese textile sector in the near future as the industry is under great development.

Fibre2fashion News Desk

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Christian Dior

Fashion | On 25th Apr 2017

LVMH to acquire Christian Dior Couture for €6.5bn

LVMH and Christian Dior, which holds directly and indirectly 41 per...

Information Technology | On 25th Apr 2017

Self-repairing fabrics to be the future of fashion

It is the era of smart. Intelligent materials like self-repairing...

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2017

Indonesia revitalising textile sector

With exports of textile and textile products rising in Indonesia, the ...

Interviews View All

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search