What are the Job Prospects for the textile industry?

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The textile industry, according to estimates, was worth $151.2 billion in 2021 and is projected to be worth $344.1 billion in 2027 which is a 15 percent CAGR growth. According to government data, around 3 to 4 crore people are engaged in the total value chain of India’s textile sector, which makes it the second largest provider of employment after agriculture.

textile industry We can say that opportunities are growing in this industry as the traditional sector is undergoing automation. The medical field is not behind in this race as the application of textiles in the medical field has been a game-changer, as the use of conductive yarns embedded with sensors to remotely monitor a patient’s health parameters has increased the demand for healthcare researchers in the textile business.

With the current focus on technical textiles, there is a rising demand in domestic and global markets. Indian manufacturers produce textiles that are classified into 12 different categories, including Agrotech, Oekotech, Buildtech, Meditech, Geotech, Clothtech, Mobiltech, Hometech, Sportstech, Indutech, Protech, and Packtech.

There is a value chain in the textile industry, right from procuring the raw materials to the end consumers.

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Let’s understand the value chain of the Textile industry

Textile industry This value chain passes through various stages in the production and distribution of textiles, from sourcing raw materials and taking them to the end customers. Following is the value chain

Raw Materials




Cutting and Sewing

Distribution and Retailing

Textile industry In this whole process various players such as manufacturer,suppliers,distributors and retailers are involoved. So every stage creates the employment to the people as they require manpower to manage this. So they need people at different level to run the business which we have mentioned below

Textile Designer- The designer help in creating and developing new design and pattern.

Textile Technologist- The work demands testing and evaluating textile for various properties such as  strength,durability and colour fastness. A clothing/textile technologist works with a variety of fabrics both man made and natural fibres along with leather,fur,metals and plastics . As a technologist, you’ll source fabrics or textiles that are fit for purpose and carry out quality control tests

Textile Engineer-helpful in designing and developing new textile production process and machinery.  It is primarily concerned with the development and manufacture of textile fabric used in the apparel industry

Textile Quality Control Inspector- These people are responsible for ensuring textiles meet the standard for quality and performance

Textile Merchandiser-Responsible for sourcing and purchasing textiles for a company or retail joints

Textile Production Manager-Looks after the production of textiles in factory setting. They are involved in planning and organizing production schedules,overseeing production process and managing budget and resources

Textile supply Chain Manager-they manage the flow of materials and goods throughout the textile value chain from raw materials procurement to finished product distribution

Textile Sales Manager-These people are involved in the sales and marking department of company. The can work in Business to Business(B2B) or business to customer

Pattern Master- Planning and preparing the process ​of pattern making ​as per techpack received. Inspecting and validating​ the pattern

Fabric Printing- a process of decorating textile fabrics by application of pigments, dyes, or other related materials in the form of patterns.

Course can be taken

Engineering Degree or Diploma in Textile-Candidates can pursue engineering degree or diploma in the related field to grab the opportunity

Textile Diploma or Degree-Many institutes in India offer course on textile designer and development,Fashion and textile design,textile design, Textile engineering, Studio Practice

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Admission in the above institutes is offered through an entrance test conducted by the individual institutes.





Other institutes in the private domain run this course as well.

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