A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or pressing fibres together (felt). The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dress making) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage.
Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth).
Workwear is clothing worn for work, especially work that involves manual labour. Often those employed within trade industries elect to be outfitted in workwear because it is built to provide durability and safety.
Workwear: Garments of simple and typically very durable construction usually in poly/cotton fabrics, including boiler suits and coveralls, bib and brace, coats, jackets and trousers, as well as a wide variety of similar styles used in the catering and wholesale/distribution sectors. Nurses' uniforms also fall into this category. The garments are frequently made specific to the company through badges and logos.
Indian consumer durables market is broadly segregated into urban and rural markets, and is attracting marketers from across the world. The sector comprises of a huge middle class, relatively large affluent class and a small economically disadvantaged class, with spending anticipated to more than double by 2025.
Global corporations view India as one of the key markets from where future growth is likely to emerge. The growth in India’s consumer market would be primarily driven by a favourable population composition and increasing disposable incomes.
Per capita GDP of India is expected to reach US$ 3,273.85 in 2023 from US$ 1,983 in 2012. The maximum consumer spending is likely to occur in food, housing, consumer durables, and transport and communication sectors.
At present, the production of Uniforms & Workwears is distributed evenly in North America, Europe, China, and Southern Asia. China is the largest production country of Uniforms & Workwears in the world in the past few years and it will keep the same position in the next few years. The China market took up about 37.35% in the global production market in 2016. At present, many US companies have production bases in Central America and Mexico. European companies are slowly moving the production base. To a certain extent, the industry is a labor-intensive industry.