The textile, textile product, and apparel manufacturing industries include establishments that process fiber into fabric and fabric into clothing and other textile products. While most apparel manufacturers worldwide rely on people to cut and sew pieces of fabric together.
Fiber or filament: type, size, length.
Yarn: diameter, twist, weight or size.
Weight: ounces per squared or yards.
Thickness: vertical depth.
Woven fabrics: weave type, warp.
Knitted fabric: knit type, wale and course.
Finishes: chemicals such as resins.
Calendaring and napping applied to the woven fabric.