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How to start a Textile Business in 2020?

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SrinivasanChief Party Member
Co-Founder of KnitBrain International.

Arm yourself with knowledge when it comes to opening a garment factory. Dabbling in the textile business is an interesting way to be associated with fashion, and designs. Textiles will always be in demand as long as humans remain civilized (pun intended!), but you should also keep into account the fierce competition that is there in the business nowadays. By careful analysis of the market and knowledge of the know-how, you can start your business off in full swing. (

Create a Garment Business Plan

Before starting any textile business, you should create a master plan or conduct an analysis. Otherwise, you will face many difficulties. Coming to the Garment Printing industry, there will be a large range of audience based on their choice of design, style and the most important one; quality. (

Draft & Tune the Business Plan

Next, write a business plan for your textile company. This document will guide your efforts and define your goals. It might even help you secure funding by showing investors that your business idea is worth their attention. Ideally, it should include: (

  1. Executive summary: A brief overview of your textile business plan.
  2. Company description: A brief history of your business and information about its legal structure, products, services and goals. 
  3. Products and services: Describe your product or service, its role in the market and how it benefits customers. Include hard facts, statistics and other insights that back up your statements.

Know the Product Demand

You can't start a woolen textile unit in, say, a hot city like Chennai, where the demand will be very poor. Your main buyer will be up north, factor the transportation and state tax costs at every barrier. (

Study Finacial Aspects

Your business plan also needs to include a financial forecast. Determine how you are going to secure funding and reach out to potential investors if necessary. Consider all the costs involved, from rent and transportation to licensing fees, signage, inventory, technology, web hosting and advertising. Remember that you will need business insurance too. (

Better Quality:

To start a textile activity, you must first ensure that you gather enough knowledge not only about how to prepare the work but also about the product you want to sell. Similarly, a sufficient amount of funds to run business activities without problems. Deep knowledge of the fabric, in this case, such as the way it is manufactured or the way to produce better quality than its competitors, will help you climb the ladder of success. (

To start a textile business you need to first make sure that you have gathered enough knowledge not only about establishing the business but also about the product you intend to sell. In-depth knowledge of fabric, in this case, such as how it is made or how to produce better quality than your rivals will help you climb the ladder of success. (

Important Factor

Pricing is an important factor in any kind of business. Try to price your products as competitively as possible. (

Don't forget about bulk storage! You would need a warehouse/to go down to store your fabrics. This is a very important factor, as you may run into losses if you don't have space in order to store your fabrics properly. (

Business Structure and License

Next, decide on a business structure. You can opt for a limited liability company, a partnership, a sole proprietorship, or a corporation. As your business grows, you may change its legal structure. If you are not sure what to choose, consult an attorney. Apply for an employer identification number (EIN) on the IRS website. Without this unique identifier, you will not be able to open a bank account, pay taxes and obtain business licenses. (

Once this step is completed, try to find out what permits and licenses are required for starting a textile business. The rules vary among states, but they are not as strict as those applying to other industries (such as the alcohol or food industry). You will most likely need a seller's license or a general business license, signage permits, building permits and/or zoning permits. Check with the local licensing authority to stay on the safe side. (