Textile Fabric


The term ‘Textile' is a Latin word which cones from the word ‘texere' which means ‘to weave'. Textile originally referred to a woven fabric but latter on the term textile as well as the plural textiles refers to fibers, filaments and yarns.

Textile Fabric refers to the material used to prepare various categories and types of textile products for the textile industry. Textile fabric possesses an excellent national and international market.

There are various types of textile fabric available for different products.

Textile fabric can be broadly categorized as textile furnishing fabric and textile apparel fabric.

Types of textile fabric

  • Cotton canvas
  • Plastic fabric
  • Chiffon fabric
  • Cotton fabric
  • Crepe fabric
  • Furnishing fabric
  • Industrial fabric
  • Jacquard fabric
  • Laminated fabric
  • Narrow fabric
  • Non woven fabric
  • Quilted fabric
  • Upholstery fabric
  • Woven fabric
  • Yarn dyed fabric

Uses of textile fabric

Textile fabrics are used for multiple purposes. The primary uses of textile fabrics follows.

  • Used for making home furnishing products like bed sheets, cushion, cushion covers.
  • Used for making carpets and rugs
  • Used for preparing crests, emblems and ribbons
  • Used for preparing embroidered apparel and garments
  • Used for making jute products like bags, rugs and many more
  • Used for preparing apparel and garments for men, women and children
  • Used for preparing textile accessories
  • Used for making embroidery threads and sewing treads
  • Used for making towels like beach towels, bath towels, kitchen towels and aprons
  • Used for preparing woolen garments,blankets and woolen accessories
  • Used for making yarns including cotton and knitting yarns
  • Used for making mosquito nets, insect nets and bug nets
  • Used for making tents and camps
  • Used for making webbing belt, twine, rope and webbing straps
  • Used for making plastic products

Textile fabrics are either natural fabric or synthetic. Our country is exporting natural textile fabrics since the ancient times. Synthetic fabrics are comparatively new and evolved with the continuous growth in textile industry. According to the need and constant innovation in textile fabrics, water proof, oil resistant, UV resistant as well as abrasive resistant fabrics are also available nowadays.