The Use of Textiles in Human's Every Day Lives

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Textile industry plays a very important role in fulfilling human needs. The industry contributes to produce garments and apparels that human used in their everyday lives. Different types of textiles are used widely by humans in their activities. They used it to cover their bodies, cover their food or ripe plants from animals and weather, to coat their furnitures, and sometimes also used to assists them in sports.
First of all, the fibres can classified as natural or man-made fibres. Natural fibres are those obtained from the natural resources on the environment, whereas the man-made fibres could be synthetic or regenerated fibres. Synthetic fibres are completely made from chemicals while regenerated fibres are those originally from natural resources unsuitable to be used as fibres directly, processed chemically to be changed into textile fibres. In this assignment, we will study on the general textile manufacturing processes as listed below. Then, it is hoped that the knowledge on general process could help us understand more on the industry as well to relate it with the environment.

The general flowchart of the process is shown below:
Raw materials (Fibres)

Spinning Nonwoven fabric


Weaving Knitting Special Techniques



Colouration / Finishing

Finished Fabric

In cotton processing, cotton are fibre that are classified as the natural fibre that is obtain from natural resources which is plant. Cotton is a seed-hair fibre from plant of the genus Gossypium, belong to the hibiscus or mallow, family (Malvaceae). Cott...

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...on, by understanding the general textile manufacturing processes, we could relate the processes based on its importance and effects to the environment.


1. Information of Textile Technologies, retrieved from Textile Centre of Excellence website,
2. Textile Manufacturing information, retrieved from Textile School website,
3. Weaving information, retrieved from Textile Learner website,
4. Pre-treatment of fabrics, retrieved from
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