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Textile Weaving & Finishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Textile Weaving & Finishing Market Research Report | SIC C13.200 | Nov 2016

Patching up: Smart fabrics and wearable technology provide opportunities for growth

The Textile Weaving & Finishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-2.7%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
16,946
Businesses
1,251
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Textile Weaving and Finishing industry has been in long-term decline, but there is evidence that this trend could reverse as the industry focuses on niche product markets. Industry operators carry out a wide range of activities in the manufacture and treatment of broad-woven textiles, including preparing and spinning thread, weaving fabrics using a variety of natural and man-made thread and bleaching, rubberising and waterproofing fabrics. The performance of the industry is greatly determined by demand from downstream manufacturing markets, particularly clothing and soft furnishings manufacturing. The competitiveness of the sterling exchange rate and demand for British textile products in foreign markets also influence performance... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entry for this industry are relatively low due to several factors. These include a limited level of regulatory compliance requirements, limited specific educational or skill requirements for industry employees, moderate capital costs to begin operations, and a diverse range of products and services to offer downstream clients.

With few regulatory requirements to operate in this industry, firms are not overly burdened with compliance costs and government conditions. Beyond standard occupational health and safety requirements, firms are generally able to operate freely. Waste disposal costs for dyes and leftover fabric and yarn apply to this industry, which are generally in-line with other manufacturing industries.

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What is the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry?

This industry includes preparatory operations on textile fibres and the spinning of textile fibres, in addition to the weaving of textiles. These processes can be carried out with various raw materials, such as silk, wool and other animal, vegetable or man-made fibres. The industry also includes the finishing of textiles, which involves the bleaching, dyeing, dressing, drying, steaming and shrinking of textile products, yarns, fabrics and apparel.

Industry Products
Textile preparation and spinning Wool weavingSynthetic yarn and artificial filament weavingTextile finishingOther weaving
 
Industry Activities
Reeling and washing silkDegreasing and carbonising wool, and dyeing wool fleeceCarding and combing animal, vegetable and man-made fibresSpinning and yarn or thread for weaving or sewingManufacturing broad-woven fabrics from natural and synthetic yarnsBleaching and dyeing textile fibres, yarns, fabrics, textile articles and apparelDressing, drying, steaming, shrinking, mending and mercerising textiles and textile articlesBleaching jeans and pleating, and similar work on textilesWaterproofing, coating, rubberising or impregnating purchased garmentsSilk screen-printing on textiles and apparel


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