Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Textiles and clothing

Textiles and clothing sector guidance

This guidance is for textile and clothing manufacturers. You may find this page useful if you carry out any of the following:

  • manufacturing carpet
  • preparing and spinning fibre
  • finishing of natural fibres, synthetic fibres and blends
  • knitting and crochet of fabrics and articles
  • manufacturing, hats and caps, textile shoes (without soles), gloves, belts and hair nets
  • manufacturing non-woven articles using heat, latex or mechanical processes
  • manufacturing soft furnishings, curtains, cushions, household textiles, linen, quilts, valances and bedspreads
  • manufacturing rope and cordage from yarns of natural fibres, such as cotton, jute and sisal, and man-made fibres, such as nylon and polypropylene
  • preparing and treating untreated furskins, eg scraping, currying, tanning, bleaching, shearing and plucking and dyeing
  • weaving broad fabrics, narrow fabrics, lace, outdoor textiles, and converting yarns into fabric.
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