Developments in the Garment and Textile industry in 2020

Developments in the Garment and Textile industry in 2020

With the development and change of technology and trends, the textile industry strives to create its own industry 4.0. More efficient cotton production, better yarn production plant, faster weaving looms, energy-saving dyeing plants that use less water and faster garment production. In light of all these objectives, together with the increasing environmental awareness, the textile industry is trying to adapt to technology. Innovative approaches to textile consumption are considered too late compared to technology products. The percentage of environmentally friendly products that make life easier, healthy and increase comfort is still very low in the market. For this reason, we can see more technological innovations in the processes rather than the final product in the textile sector.

Exaggerated, non-functional products have no chance of becoming popular. Products that seem too innovative will not be of interest to the consumer. Textile and Clothing, according to the trend of fashion movements. Fashion sometimes seems very futuristic and sometimes goes back centuries. In apparel and home textiles, functionality and design will always come to the fore. However, textiles such as technical textiles are more likely to find a permanent place in industrial areas.

Within the sustainable circular economy, it is possible to provide more environmentally and more economical solutions with less resource usage. We are seeing more of the artificial intelligence technology in product development and production stage, especially with the preparation of the accessories used in Ready-to-Wear with 3D printers, and the decision making of the big brand and store chains by choosing 3D illustrations. Design companies are now moving to real sample production if they decide to make their products after their realistic holographic or VR-supported presentations. In fact, we see that many famous brand chain stores use images created with 3D software in addition to real physical shots in online stores.

In the future, the use of textiles will last longer in different forms, just as in history and still seen in some less developed countries. So you can continue to use it as a bed sheet, t-shirt one day after recycling, then a sock and ultimately shoe sole. From the cotton field, all of the final product used by the consumer will come back in different forms within the cyclic economy through recycling. Today we are experiencing this, but in the near future it will become globally planned and programmed, and we hope that someday it will become country policies.

Climate change and ocean pollution have become a priority for sensitive communities. In this regard, it will force the production methods and products, which use a lot of natural resources in their production and which have a negative impact on the environment, to change. In this sense, textile production creates less pollution than many industrial production and waste. With the increasing sensitivity in the industry in recent years, production in accordance with sustainable environmental policies is increasing rapidly. The most important problem in textile production is the difficulties in the collection and recycling of synthetic materials, the need for water in cotton production, the energy need in the production process and the dirty wastes generated by this production process. Each stage should be worked separately and processes should be improved and improved. It is very important for increasing consumer awareness and ensuring sustainable textile production. As a result, there is a cost in the sustainable economy, and everyone must contribute to meet this cost.

Textile and Fashion are shaped according to both local and universal trends. Thanks to global communication, it is now able to show a flow effect that develops on one side of the world almost immediately on another side of the world. Behaviors can quickly influence the design. With a sharing of a social media phenomenon, the world can react in an instant. Together with this incredibly fast network, fashion and trends are taking shape and can be worn in a very short time. The acceleration of decisions and production enables us to see the designs created through this mega network in online sales and shop windows in a very short time.


Textile technology has been developing continuously since the industrial revolution of the 19th century. Technology manufacturers prepare and present important technological innovations at the ITMA fair which is held every 4 years. In textile technology, the development triggered by the competition is mainly on speed and efficiency. In recent years, we have seen the most concrete example of this process of transition from conventional rotation and panel printing to digital printing. Thanks to digital printing, a much faster production without a template and almost unlimited color possibilities and a much smaller amount of production were created. This technological development has provided a significant impetus to the Ready-to-Wear sector, which needs rapid change. Digital printing technology still has a long way to go. As such, new technologies offered in many areas such as paint and apparel are expensive, so we can say that there are important ways ahead. However, with the introduction of these new technologies in the industry, the optimization of the technology is accelerating. Thanks to these exciting developments, diversity increases and less environmental damage occurs.

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