Apparel, Textiles & Accessories for sale in Zambia
The apparel manufacturing industry transforms fabrics produced by textile manufacturers into clothing and accessories by production workers who do cutting and sewing functions in an assembly line. The core of textile manufacture is fabric production. Fabrics can be created by weaving, knitting or through the production of non-woven fabrics. Most of the clothes for the high street are made in Bangladesh, India, China, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The process for creating ready-to-wear or haute couture clothing starts with fashion market research and trend forecasting. Designers work to create apparel drafting. Once the product is complete, fashion marketing and fashion buying come into play. The textile industry is primarily concerned with the design, production and distribution of yarn that's knitted or woven and made cloth and clothing. The raw material may be natural, or synthetic using products of the chemical industry.
The apparel manufacturing process involves Product Design, Fabric Selection and Inspection, Patternmaking, Grading, Marking, Spreading, Cutting, Bundling, Sewing, Pressing or Folding, Finishing and Detailing, Dyeing and Washing. The raw material for the textile industry is cotton, jute, wool raw silk and synthetic goods. India is the top textile-producing country in the world and is also a leading cotton-producing country.