Cut from different cloth: Industry operators are increasingly focusing on niche product markets

The Textile Weaving and Finishing industry has been in long-term decline, but there is evidence that this trend is reversing 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 threads, as well as 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, as well as the price of inputs including wool and cotton.Over the five years through 2018-19, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.7%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1.6bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-0.7%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
14,737
Businesses
1,280
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Domestic demand has increased as consumers have become more conscious of quality
  • Focus on niche textiles and fabrics has allowed for new operators to enter the industry
  • The industry stands to benefit from increasing interest in UK brands
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Industry concentration is low, with the four largest companies expected to account for 13.6% of industry revenue in 2018-19. This low concentration level is due to the large number of small businesses, with no single company dominating the market. Industry concentration varies by product segment. For example, wool spinning is estimated to have a much higher degree of concentration. This is due to several larger firms operating within the segment.Figures from the Office for National Statistics indicate that 77.1% of businesses in the industry employed fewer than 10 people in 2018. The prevalence of small companies varies in each product segment. For instance, the proportion of businesses employing fewer than 10 staff in the textile finishing segment is approximately 82%. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to niche markets
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing manufacturing and Real effective exchange rate in the Textile Weaving & Finishing industry impact industry performance..

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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 weaving
  • Synthetic yarn and artificial filament weaving
  • Textile finishing
  • Other weaving
  • Industry Activities
  • Reeling and washing silk
  • Degreasing and carbonising wool, and dyeing wool fleece
  • Carding and combing animal, vegetable and man-made fibres
  • Spinning and yarn or thread for weaving or sewing
  • Manufacturing broad-woven fabrics from natural and synthetic yarns
  • Bleaching and dyeing textile fibres, yarns, fabrics, textile articles and apparel
  • Dressing, drying, steaming, shrinking, mending and mercerising textiles and textile articles
  • Bleaching jeans and pleating, and similar work on textiles
  • Waterproofing, coating, rubberising or impregnating purchased garments
  • Silk screen-printing on textiles and apparel
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from clothing manufacturing
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from household textile and soft furnishing manufacturing
  • Domestic price of wool
  • Value of goods imports

  • Current Performance
  • A fresh spin
  • New threads
  • Niche operators
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • British branding
  • Smart skills and

    smart fabrics

  • Profit performance
  • Table: Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Textile Weaving & Finishing
  • Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing
  • Clothing Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fibre Crop Growing
  • Manufacture of Machinery for Textile, Apparel and Leather Production
  • Textile Weaving & Finishing

  • Products & Services
  • Textile finishing
  • Textile preparation and spinning
  • Synthetic yarn and artificial filament weaving
  • Other weaving
  • Wool weaving
  • Chart: Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Clothing and apparel manufacturers
  • Textile product manufacturers
  • Textile weavers and finishers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Textile Weaving & Finishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Textile Weaving & Finishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Carding
  • A mechanical process that disentangles, cleans and intermixes fibres to produce a continuous web for processing.
  • Iso Standard
  • Standards set by the International Organization of Standardization that cover the handling and production of textiles internationally.
  • Scouring
  • Scouring is the initial process carried out before a textile material is dyed or printed on.
  • Textile Weaving
  • Textile weaving involves the interlacing of yarns and threads to produce a fabric or cloth.
  • Worsted
  • A firm-textured, compactly twisted woollen yarn that derives its name from the village of Worstead in Norfolk.
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