The Textile Industry
Did you know that industry leaders are looking to create ''anti-counterfeiting'' technology so that off-brand clothing manufacturers will no longer be able to perfectly replicate valuable pieces? Instead, the products will have a specific DNA that will make it completely unique. This technology was created to counter the replication fraud that is rampant in the market, especially for high fashion. This is just one of many new technological advances in the textile industry. We'll look at many more advances in textile production, but first, let's review the basics of the industry.
The textile industry is a global industry. The textile materials are made from fiber, yarns, and fabrics. Due to the variety of materials, textiles can be found in anything from high fashion to the air filters in your vacuum cleaner. This means that this industry is one of the largest in the world and employs millions of people. While the textile industry's focus was originally on the end product, countries have recently started to focus on the science and technology sides of textiles. The ability of a country to create new machines and technology gives its manufacturers an even larger share of this market, which, in turn, makes them more money.