What are the key steps to becoming a textile industry entrepreneur?
This is the first article in a series of articles exploring the basics of the Australian textile industry.
In this article, we’ll look at how you can start your own business, the difference between the industry and traditional industries, and the different types of companies you can work for.
Become a textile producer There are currently over 400,000 registered textile producers in Australia.
This figure is expected to grow to over 2.3 million by 2026.
There are a number of ways you can become a textile production operator.
Some of the more common types of businesses that are available to textile producers include: making and selling clothes and other items in a retail and wholesale fashion outlet.
The wholesale business is the most common type of textile production operation in Australia and is used by some large retailers such as Woolworths, Westpac and Woolworth Direct.
A number of online retailers, such as Sainsbury’s, Kmart and Costco, also offer wholesale services.
These businesses can be very flexible and can work with a range of retailers and businesses.