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The following online business directory lists businesses that provide a range of textile based products including bags, carpets, rugs, curtains, linen, sewing supplies, floor coverings, wool, yarn zip fasteners, and many more...
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The Rug Stores are a family run business serving the local community and online via our website. With free UK delivery and savings from the high street price come and have a look...
Contact us for fun loving, practical and designer tea towel and glass cloths. Available in cotton, linen and cotton and linen. Quality tea towels, printed, woven or jacquard; made overseas in France....
Rug specialist based in Manchester. We offer an outstanding collection of premium quality luxury rugs to cater for every taste, style and requirement...
The Business offers carpets, vinyl, laminate flooring and solid wood/engineered flooring aimed at customers in Chester and surrounding areas. Our home selection service helps customers save time by not needing to shop around....
Established in 1971, we are one of the leading manufacturers, suppliers & installers of window furnishing products on the South Coast....
Here at Hillside Textiles we are able to supply a whole range of dress and bridal fabrics to people all over the UK and some of the best prices out there...
Order Blinds offer a wide range of hand picked, high quality window blinds sourced from the best manufactures in the UK, all at great prices...
The best place for all things related to carpet and hallway runners, items range from accessories for weddings and your stairs.
One of largest inventories of Oriental rugs. Plus best rug care services Rug cleaning, rug repair & restoration....
Professional Interior design & bespoke planning service. Makers of curtains, blind, loose covers & traditional upholstery all made in our own onsite workshop in Devon. Suppliers of lights, fabrics, mirrors, furniture and much more
At The Carpet Room our aim is to offer the best goods and carpets Chester can offer at the most affordable prices. We believe in a top quality service and 100 % free genuine advice with our sole goal of meeting your needs.....
Spandex Collection is one of the biggest printed spandex fabric stores that provide many different varieties of spandex fabrics. We are based in New York, but can ship to international destinations...
We are a family run flooring business, supplying all aspects of flooring to domestic and trade markets. We also cover floor preparation...
Our online window blinds shop offers customers to purchase all types of blinds, spares & child safety devices. Including; Vertical blinds, vertical blind slats, venetian blinds, roller blinds, roman blinds, UK and Worldwide customers welcome....
Jem Carpets is Scotland leading supplier of Carpets, Rugs, Laminate Flooring, Vinly Flooring, Hardwood Flooring and Beds. We are a family run business with over 20 years in the carpet industry...
Jem Carpets is a family run business with over 20 years in the carpet industry, we are also Scotland's No1 supplier of Carpets, Rugs, Laminate, Vinyl, Real Wood Floors and ends....
Jem Carpets is a family run business with over 20 years in the carpet industry. We have several outlet in and around Glasgow and we are the leading independent dealer in carpets, rugs, laminate, vinyl, hardwood flooring and beds...
Carpets And More is the one stop shop for quality carpets, wood, laminate, vinyl flooring and accessories. We buy direct, cutting out expensive middlemen, saving you money from high-street prices!
The business is an online retail of clothing, footwear and home textiles. Specailising in winter clothing form thermal underwear, thinsulate gloves and thermal socks. With over 300 brands, form fruit of loom to caterpillar...
Carpets R Us we are a family run business who believe in customer service. Quality flooring at quality prices...

Overview of the Textile Industry

Textile businesses work with cloth or material by using thread or yarn to create an interlacing network of fibres. The word textiles stems from the latin word textilis which translates as woven. Textiles can be made using animal products such as wool and silk or from plant, mineral and synthetic sources. Various methods of connecting the fibres together produces a different pattern.

Weaving can be done by using the traditional method of a loom which is operated by hand but with today’s technology; most weaving is now done by mechanical means.

Knitting and crocheting are two old-fashioned ways of creating knitwear. These involve using either knitting needles or crochet hooks. It is a slow arduous method, but the results are worthwhile, and many people enjoy it as a favourite hobby or pastime. Persons or companies wishing to locate nearby textile suppliers can access a business directory and look under 'Wool and Needlecraft Supplies'

Carpets, rugs and matting are a popular choice when it comes to covering a hard floor. It brightens up the room, adds colour and also can take away the starkness by softening and adding comfort. They would come under the heading of Textile Floorcoverings and suppliers of these can easily be located by looking online at a trade business directory. This will give product information as well as local and national suppliers and businesses relating to this subject.

A Haberdashers is the name given to a particular shop which sells a whole manner of items relating to textiles and fabric; such as buttons, reels of thread, sew-on patches, ribbon and rolls of material and cloth. Similarly, if you were looking for a specific item such as a particular type of thread, you may look under Yarn Supplies. From a shop such as this, you would also be able to purchase knitting needles, crochet hooks and every colour, thickness and type of yarn.

Anyone wishing to purchase small or bulk purchases, by simply looking under Sewing Supplies, Linen Supplies or Fabric Supplies on an online business directory. This resource will give them all the information that they require as well as a list of companies or suppliers they can contact. Large corporate companies and hotels often enlist a linen supplier to stock their hotels, guest houses or company restrooms with towels, hand cloths, bed linen, pillowcases, bathrobes, duvets, table linen and tea towels. The suppliers can either be contracted to supply only or turnaround service, whereupon they deliver fresh supplies and pick up the soiled products to take away and professionally clean them before re-supplying.

Garments have fixings sewn in or attached in order to enable them to fasten or close such as a hook and eye system, poppers, buttons, Velcro and Zips. There are companies who make and sell specific types such as Zip Fasteners or all types. As well as employing machinists and people to cut out fabric and stitch garments together, some factories employ machinists purely to make zips which are then sewn individually into the fabric. These are very common in small industrial towns and cities.

In some countries, the textile industry has poor conditions and low pay. Many people, in particular women and children, work long hours for a pittance. These factories are known as ‘sweat-houses’, but with the media highlighting their work conditions and rates of pay, they are slowly being phased out and replaced with better conditions and a more profitable wage for the work that they do.

Professional makers and suppliers of Curtains, blinds and window coverings can be located in a company directory by looking under 'Curtain and Blind Fittings'. This will include companies and professional individuals who produce custom-made and bespoke coverings and fittings for all types of window and doors. They will also usually offer a service whereupon they will measure the windows and doors that require curtains or blinds thus ensuring that the measurements are correct.

Handbags, suitcases, holdalls and all types of bags are produced by stitching a material together and then adding a fastening of some kind. Most are custom-made in factories, but some are individually hand-made, being painstakingly sewn by hand so that the buyer is purchasing a design that is unique. Obviously, the price of the product will reflect the work that has gone into it as well as the uniqueness – but many people see this as an investment and love the idea that they own a bag that is a one-off.

Famous fashion designers have designed certain styles of handbags such as the ‘Birkin bag’. These are highly-sought after and often have a waiting list that certain celebrities manage to jump in order to own the latest bag in that season’s colour! Other bags are more run-of-the-mill and are mass produced in order to supply shops with inexpensive cloth or hessian bags that they can re-use again. These can be found by looking under Bag Supplies in a business directory.


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