Challenging issues in the textile industry


The efficiency aims and environmental issues posed by challenges in the textile industry.

Alternative labels

issues to be addressed in the textile industry
issues to be challenged in textile manufacturing
the textile industry’s challenging issues
issues to be challenged in the textile industry
challenging issues of textile manufacturing
textile manufacturing’s challenging issues
issues to be addressed in textile manufacturing

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Challenging issues in the textile industry is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Finishing textile technician: Finishing textile technicians perform operations related to setting up finishing processes. The finishing processes are the final series of operations that improves the appearance and/or usefulness of textiles.
Textile operations manager: Textile operations managers schedule orders and delivery times in order to assure the efficient flow of the production system.
Textile quality manager: Textile quality managers implement, manage and promote quality systems. They make sure that the textile products adheres to the quality standards of the organisation. Textile quality managers therefore inspect textile production lines and products.
Textile product developer: Textile product developers innovate and perform product design of apparel textiles, home textiles, and technical textiles (e.g. agriculture, safety, construction, medicine, mobile tech, environmental protection, sports, etc.). They apply scientific and technical principles to develop innovative textile products.
Textile, leather and footwear researcher: Textile, leather and footwear researchers combine knowledge of material sciences, chemistry, physics, process technologies, management, and engineering to contribute to future innovations within the fields of textile, wearing apparel, leather, and footwear. They collaborate in multidisciplinary projects in order to combine findings from a diverse array of science fields for product development.
Textile technologist: Textile technologists develop and supervise production systems for textiles.
Textile quality inspector: Textile quality inspectors ensure that the manufactured of textile products is compliant with predetermined specifications.
Textile dyer: Textile dyers tend dye machines making sure that the setting of machines are in place. They prepare chemicals, dyes, dye baths and solutions according to formulas. They make samples by dyeing textiles and calculating the necessary formulas and dyes all kind of yarn or and textiles.
Textile sourcing merchandiser: Textile sourcing merchandisers organise efforts for textile producers from fibre to final products.

Optional knowledge

Challenging issues in the textile industry is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Textile designer: Textile designers conceptualise textile products considering visual communication and functional performance.
Textile chemical quality technician: Textile chemical quality technicians perform chemical laboratory tests on textile materials and products. They interpret results and support colouration and finishing of textiles.
Made-up textile articles manufacturer: Made-up textile articles manufacturers create made-up articles of any textile materials except apparel. They manufacture products such as home textiles (e.g. bed linen, pillows, bean bags, carpets), and made up textile articles for outdoor usage.
Textile machinery technician: Textile machinery technicians set up, maintain, inspect and repair mechanical and computer-controlled machinery used in textile manufacturing such as weaving, dyeing and finishing machines.
Textile chemist: Textile chemists coordinate and supervise chemical processes for textiles like yarn and fabric forming such as dyeing and finishing.
Carpet weaver: Carpet weavers operate machinery to create textile floor coverings. They create carpets and rugs from wool or synthetic textiles using specialised equipment. Carpet weavers can use diverse methods such as weaving, knotting or tufting to create carpets of different styles.
Textile finishing machine operator: Textile finishing machine operators operate, supervise, monitor and maintain the production of textiles finishing machines.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022