The textile industry in France, is:
- Nearly 2,100 companies, 63% of which are SMEs (small/medium enterprises)
- More than 61,000 employees
- Numerous applications:
Health/Aging well, Building/Civil engineering, Sport, Protection/Defence & Security, Agriculture, Fashion/Clothing, Furniture/Decoration, Transport
Employment, turnover and exports are on the rise, driven by the luxury market and influenced by technical textiles.
The activity of these companies covers the many stages of textile manufacturing: spinning, downtwisting, weaving, knitting, finishing, tailoring/assembly.
Key figures for the textile industry in France in 2020