The fabrics manufacturing market comprises all establishments engaged in producing fabrics, mostly through processes such as weaving and knitting. A fabric is a cloth formed by weaving, knitting, tufting or bonding together. Fabric Mills include broad woven fabric mills, narrow fabric mills, non-woven fabric mills and knit fabric mills. They are engaged in weaving fabrics, felts and narrow fabrics and they also further finish and fabricate fabric products.
The top five companies covered are Toray Industries Inc., Luthai Textile Co. Ltd., Vardhaman Group, Arvind Ltd. and Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd. Toray Industries Inc. was the largest company in the fabrics manufacturing market in 2017.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The global fabrics manufacturing market was valued at around $360 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the fabrics manufacturing market in 2017, accounting for around 69% market share. China was the largest country in the market in 2017, accounting for above 39% market share.
The demand for smart fabrics is increasing rapidly. This is mainly driven by the growing use of smart fabrics in various sectors including fashion, entertainment, medical, transportation, sports and fitness, and military. Smart fabrics are textiles that can interact with their environment and respond to a physical stimuli including those from mechanical, electrical, thermal and chemical sources. Sensors, actuators and fabrics are the major components of smart fabrics. The materials used in smart fabrics include optical fibers, metals and conductive polymers.
The fabrics manufacturing market is segmented into Man Made Fiber Fabrics, Special Fabrics, Knitted Fabrics, Cotton Fabrics and Non-cotton Fabrics.
Manmade Fibre Fabrics segment comprises companies engaged in production of synthetic fabrics.
Special Fabrics segment comprises companies engaged in weaving or braiding of specific fabrics.
Knitted Fabrics segment comprises companies engaged in knitting weft (i.e., circular) and warp (i.e., flat) fabric, knitting and finishing weft and warp fabric, manufacturing lace, manufacturing dyeing, and finishing lace and lace goods. Companies in this industry may knit only, knit and finish, or knit, finish, and further fabricate fabric products (except apparel).
Cotton Fabrics segment comprises companies engaged in weaving or braiding of cotton fabrics.
Non-Cotton Fabrics segment comprises companies engaged in weaving or braiding, and felts (except cotton, tire fabrics and rugs), making fabric-covered elastic yarn and thread and manufacturing schiffli machine embroideries.