It is predicted that India will export USD 95.5 billion worth of textiles. Growing at a CAGR of 15.3%, the total exports will reach USD 145.6 billion by 2023.
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Types of textiles based on raw material sourcing
- Animal Textile: Animal textiles are made from hair, fur, or skin of an animal.
- Wool refers to the hair of the domestic goat or sheep.
- Woollen refers to a bulkier yarn produced from carded, non-parallel fiber, while worsted refers to a finer yarn spun from longer fibers which have been combed to be parallel.
- Silk is an animal textile made from the fibers of the cocoon of the Chinese silkworm which is spun into a smooth fabric prized for its softness.
- Mulberry silk and Tussah silk are two major types of silk while Mulberry silk is produced in India. Silkworm larvae produce the first type if cultivated in habitats with fresh mulberry leaves for consumption, while Tussah silk is produced by silkworms feeding purely on oak leaves.
- Plant Textile: Plant textile is made from grass, rush, hemp, and sisal or a combination of these raw materials.
- Coir coconut fiber is used in making twine, floormats, doormats, brushes, mattresses, floor tiles, and sacking. Fibres from pulpwood trees, cotton, rice, hemp, and nettle are used in making paper. Cotton, flax, jute, hemp, modal and even bamboo fiber are all used in clothing.
- Jute is a fiber having an agro-renewable, bio-degradable, and carbon positive composition
- Mineral Textiles: Asbestos and basalt fiber are used for vinyl tiles, sheeting, and adhesives, acoustical ceilings, stage curtains, and fire blankets.
- Glass fiber is used in the production of spacesuits, ironing board and mattress covers, ropes and cables, reinforcement fibre for composite materials, insect netting, flame-retardant and protective fabric, soundproof, fireproof, and insulating fibres.
- Metal fiber, metal foil, and metal wire have a variety of uses, including the production of cloth-of-gold and jewelry.
- Synthetic Textiles: Synthetic textiles are used primarily in the production of clothing.
- Polyester fiber is used in all types of clothing, either alone or blended with fibers such as cotton.
- Acrylic is a fiber used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and is often used in replacement of them.
- Nylon is a fiber used to imitate silk; it is used in the production of pantyhose.
- Spandex trade name Lycra is a polyurethane product that can be made tight-fitting without impeding movement. It is used to make activewear, bras, and swimsuits. Olefin fiber is a fiber used in activewear, linings, and warm clothing.
Well-known textile varieties are:
- Cotton Textile
- Man-Made Textile
- Woollen Textile
Application of Textile
The most common application of textile is making apparel, bags, and other clothing accessories. Examples cover a wide range of application such as carpeting, towels, coverings, bedsheets, backpacks, tents, nets, handkerchiefs.
The textile is used in sports activities as the making of a parachute, or even in as making of a national flag. Textiles used for industrial use are referred to as technical textiles having its peculiar features.
Technical textiles are functional fabrics having applications across various industries including automobiles, civil engineering, agriculture, healthcare, and industrial safety, etc.