A company that sells under their own brand name. These include either a business customer brand (B2B) or an end consumer brand (B2C).
A company or a holding company that provides two or more brands. The brand group can sell to business customers (B2B), and to end-consumers (B2C).
A company that supplies auxiliaries, dyestuffs and other chemical products to the textile and accessories industry. They produce chemicals by themselves, re-process chemicals or sell them as an external brand.
A company with several production facilities at different locations.
Raw Material Supplier
A company that provides raw materials for textile production in their natural and modified form (e.g. raw cotton, raw wool, downs and feathers). They are used in the manufacture of textile semi-finished or end-products.
Companies only involved in the selling of textiles and finished textile products, that sell directly to end-consumers (B2C transactions). Retailers sell their own private label brands and/or external label brands.
A company operating only one type of operation at one location.
Trader / Converter / Importer
Companies involved in buying and selling of textiles and finished textile products that do not themselves produce. This type of company usually includes B2B transactions with retailers or brands.
A company with several types of operation at one location, e.g. spinning, weaving, dyeing, finishing, making up.
Production processes where the hide/skin is prepared for tanning. During the preparatory stages many of the unwanted raw skin components are removed (soaking, liming, fleshing, degreasing, splitting etc.).
Dry spinning, twisting, special yarn production, winding, assembling etc.
A mechanical process that requires no water or solvents to produce fibres and yarns (e.g. cotton).
Finishing of leather
Production processes where the leather surface is finished (coating, embossing, impregnation, buffing etc.).
Making up of (leather) products
Textile production processes for articles created by cutting, sewing, fixing, ironing etc. (e.g. clothing, home textiles, technical textiles) and circular-knitted articles.
Production processes for semi-finished and finished leather articles created by cutting, sewing, laminating etc. (e.g. leather clothing, leather bags, leather shoes, leather gloves, leather accessories, upholstery).
Manufacturing of accessories
Accessories production processes that are required for finished textile and leather products like clothing, home textiles and furniture (e.g. sewing threads, buttons, zippers, linings, fillings, tapes, labels, shoulder pads).
Manufacturing of foams and mattresses
Manufacturing process of foamed plastics like e.g. mattresses or mats through foaming of polymers like polyurethane or polypropylene.
Anything to which the previous descriptions are not applicable.
Pretreatment, dyeing, printing, finishing, coating, washing etc.
Textile production processes using water and chemicals as process medium.
Retanning, dyeing, fatliquoring
A process where the hide/skin is retanned, lubricated and dyed.
Production process that converts the collagen of the raw hide or skin into a stable material which will not putrefy and is suitable for the related application.
A logistics centre for textile / leather product distribution includes storage, re-packing, assembling and delivery.
Weaving, knitting, production of non-woven, felting, tufting, embroidering etc.
A textile fabric production process created by weaving, knitting or other fibre connention technologies.
A fibre and yarn production process in the presence of water or solvents (e.g. viscose, modal, acetate, triacetate, acrylic, modacrylic).