The textile industry or apparel industry is primarily concerned with the production of yarn, and cloth and the subsequent design or manufacture of clothing and their distribution. The raw material may be natural or synthetic using products of the chemical industry.
The Textiles industry broadly refers to the production (design and manufacture), distribution, and consumption of textiles. It includes fiber and yarns, threads, broad woven, narrow, non-woven and knit fabrics, textile machinery, linen and uniform supplies, carpet and rugs, canvas mills, textile finishing etc. Some of the main sources from which textile can be manufactured include wool, silk, cotton, jute, and polymers.