Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Textile Product Wholesaling industry purchases, sells and redistributes textile products to retailers, manufacturers and other organisations throughout the country. These products mainly include bed linen, blankets, doonas, pillows, towelling, curtains, blinds, rope and string. Textile product wholesalers provide the link between textile manufacturers (domestic and foreign) and retailers and other organisations that use or sell textile products.
The industry has stagnated over the past few years with declining profit margins, increased demand for discounted products from retailers and shrinking local textile and clothing manufacturing industries... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The largest product segment for goods wholesaled by the industry is bed linen and blankets, accounting for about 37% of industry revenue in 2012-13. This segment includes sheets, pillow cases, doonas, doona covers, blankets and under-blankets. This segment has grown in the past five years due to the increased offshoring of the manufacturing of many of these products.
The second-largest product segment is towels and towelling products. These include towels, bath mats, face washers and bath robes. Lower prices in this segment due to increased import volumes from low labour-cost countries and greater price competition at the retail level have caused this segment to decrease in size over the past five years... purchase to read more