The textiles industry is a globalized trade that encompasses several aspects of cloth goods: design and production of natural and synthetic fabrics; spinning and dyeing of cotton, yarn, and other fibers; importing and exporting products; and much more. Textile products are highly versatile and are commonly used for personal apparel and home furnishings.

The majority of the industry focuses on manufacturing, which can be accomplished through sewing and weaving different materials together. Depending on the specific end use, several products are crafted with specialized machines (which use freestyle, pattern, or other techniques).

Due to consumer demands, these machines have advanced greatly in recent years. Like other modern industrial machines, textile machines often rely on boiler and compressor systems as well as chemical and condensate lines.