Textile Sector

What is the Textile Sector?

The textile industry is a sector that plays a crucial role in economic development. It includes the use of fibre and yarn and the transformation of it into its goods.

The part that includes yarn and finished fabric from fibres is included in the textile sector. Besides, obtaining clothing from a cloth is included in the ready-to-wear clothes sector. In these scopes, socks, shirts, sweaters, suits, etc., is in the category of clothing items. Curtains, sheets etc., is described as home textile; carpet and other textile coverings are referred to as other textile products.

The textile sector covers many sectors, including ready-to-wear clothes and leather products. THD sectors are involved in employment, production and exports within the manufacturing industry.


Textile sector

The textile sector is divided into sub-sectors such as fibre processing, knitting, yarn, dyeing-finishing and weaving sectors. Continuing to operate in the textile sector, these sub-sectors are growing thanks to machinery investments. Thus, it can be evaluated as capital-intensive sectors compared to the ready-to-wear industry. Among these sub-sectors, dye-finishing enterprises are the sector in which waste and energy costs are excessively involved.

The Textile industry differs from other sub-sectors that are at the top of the supplied array. However, each of the sub-sectors on the chain affects the other intensely. Thus, it is evaluated as an integral consistency.

Leather Products Sector

Accessories such as bags, suitcases, gloves, chests, and belts produced from these skins were manufactured using all kinds of animals’ fur and skins. These accessories are made of fur and leather. Also, shoes are considered within this group. It operates in a wide range of products ranging from leather processing and tanning, leather clothing, leather goods, sheepskin to shoes and goods. Also, the leather products industry is a sector that relies on much more manual labour and requires a high level of expertise. It is of great importance to providing quality raw material in the industry.

Ready-to-Wear Sector

All clothing products manufactured using woven and knitted fabrics are included in the ready-to-wear sector.

The ready-to-wear industry is a sector where an intense effort is made. It is a crucial sector that creates added value, where the products manufactured in the textile sector are processed in a fashion-oriented manner. However, due to the intensive labour force, its labour is generally developed cheaply. Also, it is considered as a sector in which most of the countries invest. The ready-to-wear clothing sector and the leather products sector are generally included in the textile sector.

Textile Related and Sub-Sectors

The textile industry covers a vast area. The areas covered and sub-sectors are as follows:

  • The textile industry encompasses a complete supply chain from yarn production to finished goods production. As a result of this extended supply chain, it has connections with many sectors.
  • Since cotton, fibre, and wool are the sector’s primary raw materials, the industry is directly linked to agriculture and animal husbandry. In particular, changes in cotton prices affect the entire textile industry chain. The artificial fibres used in its production are associated with the petrochemical industry. The high use of dye chemicals also makes it related to the chemical industry. At the same time, it is technically related to many sectors such as automotive, construction, heavy industry and medicine within this sector. It has also spread to different areas such as carpet weaving and firefighting hoses.
  • It has an important place in terms of the economy of the country with its connections. The textile sector is technically in contact with the automobile, furniture, medicine, construction, defence and heavy industries.