The global textile and apparel industry accounts is valued as being worth almost $3,000 trillion. The various segments of this industry are all expected to see an increase in growth for years to come. With the United States as one of the largest importers of garments in the world, the average household spends nearly $2,000 a year on apparel and related products and services.¬†With various fashion trends coming and going each year, unique fabrics and textiles stay in constant demand. China’s textile production accounts for almost 54% of the world’s total production.

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The United States textile industry is comprised primarily of yarn and fabric manufacturers that supply cotton, wool, and man-made fibers to customers of the United States apparel industry. Over a half million Americans are employed by this industry and remain the fourth largest exporter of textile products in the world. Joining this vast marketplace requires the right equipment and niche to be successful. Here is a look at some of the best fabric business names from existing business across the United States on found on sites like Etsy.

All Size Foam and Fabrics

American Fabrics Co.

Asher Fabric Concepts

Butterfly Fabrics

Corn Wagon Quilt Co.

Cotton Shop

Cupcake Fabric and Quilts

Cupcake Quilts

Design Tex Inc

Discount Fabrics

Duralee Fabrics

Fabric Art Shop

Fabric Outlet

Fabric Tent

Fabrics & Fabrics

Fabrics Garden

Fabrics World



Fine Fabric Sales

Harts Fabric

High Fashion Fabrics

Industrial Fabris Inc.

Keep Me in Stitches

Metro Textile


Mood Fabrics

New Rainbow Fabrics

Sew Precise Co.

Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore

Spandex House Inc.

Stitching it Up


Sunshine Sewing

Supreme Novelty Fabrics

The Fabric Company

The Seam Shoppe


Wandering Stitches

Here is a look at one business owner’s first year at successfully running her own fabric and sewing business. She shares how her business got started, and the highest and lowest points she experienced throughout the year.

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