The global textile industry is a big industry worth more than $400 billion. Several people are employed into the industry every day! It provides livelihood to a considerable chunk of the world population. It is estimated to increase by 25 percent every year. As the industry expands, the lifestyle of people is expected to rise.

The textile industry can be divided into two main sectors - production and trade. Production consists of manufacturing units, plants, designers, etc. through which finished goods reach outlets from where end consumers can avail these products. While trade consists of retail shops, boutiques, and other such outlets through which the finished goods reach consumers.

Textile manufacturing units are responsible for the production of textile and apparel. Unlike the earlier days, they make use of various technologies in order to assist them in this task in modern times. They make use of various machineries in order to increase and fasten production. Software applications are also made use of to make the task easy.

The entire process of producing textiles can be divided into four categories - spinning of fibers to produce yarn; weaving of the spun yarn to produce fabric; dyeing, printing, and finishing of the fabric; and manufacture of garments from the fabric. All the four processes hold a special place in the manufacture or production of textiles.

yarn blueVarious software applications have been created in order to help manufacturing units in their work. All the data related to the spinning industry can be stored and processed at one destination. Many yarn spinning companies make use of Spin ERP or Spin Star software that helps in the management of all the processes of the company.

Software programs that help at the time of weaving the spun yarn have also been created. It assists company owners throughout the process, i.e. in all the stages. Applications which help in the display of weaving patterns, planning of weave structure, tie up, and other such tasks are also available easily in the market.

Generally, software applications that have 2D or 3D technology integrated into them are used in the dyeing, printing, and finishing industry. Computer Aided Application (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) are the three main software applications used. It lets manufacturers to view a processed fabric before it is further processed for the production of garment.