Textile industry is a major industry. It provides employment to billions of people around the world. It satisfies the basic need for clothing in a human being. One cannot imagine the world without this industry. The entire structure of the world may change if the textile retail shops and manufacturing industries were to vanish from the surface of the Earth. There are billions of textile mills and manufacturing plants in the world.

There is no doubt that the manner in which textile mills function has changed considerably in the recent years. Modernization has touched every industry in the world. Textile manufacturing plants are no exception! Machinery and software has come to be used in a large quantity. Techniques for spinning, weaving, dyeing and printing, and garment manufacture have evolved immensely in the recent years.

A number of machines are available for the textile industry. In fact, there are machines for almost every stage of textile manufacture. Some companies make use of all the machineries and make their units fully automated. On the other side, there are some companies that make use of only a limited amount of machineries. They are semi automated textile manufacturing units. Both have their pros and cons.

Initially, man only made use of hands in order to make clothes. Gradually, he started making use of paddles in order to manufacture clothes easily and quickly. Later on, motors started to be employed in the production of clothes. Mills and units started employing machines in order to produce garments. Semi automated mills largely rely on human efforts, while fully automated plants employ machines to do the same.

Semi automated units were present in large numbers during the industrial revolution. They were efficient and increased the overall productivity. They are largely found in the developing countries like India and China in modern times. Majority of cotton mills, covering plants, wool mills, garment factories, manmade factories of fur, and trade goods inspection units in such countries are semi automated.

There are a number of machines available in the market that helps in the various stages of garment production. Autoconer helps in the winding of yarn. Dosing machines help textile units to add chemicals in appropriate quantities and during appropriate time. Overhead traveling cleaners help in cleaning textile mills and its machineries. Machines for stitching clothes without human help may not be available, though.