Textile Industry

Faserfolienanlage von Cetex Chemnitz– Detailansicht nach der Faserspreizung

Source: Cetex Institute for Textile and Processing Machines, Chemnitz

Textile Hub Saxony

Saxony's textile industry can look back on more than 200 years of tradition. And it continues to cover almost the entire textile chain even today. This value creation chain encompasses fiber, yarn, and nonwoven fabrics producers, spinning and weaving mills, knitting and warp knitting mills, textile finishers as well as fashion and clothing manufacturers. In particular, the Saxony's regions of Vogtland and Upper Lusatia are renowned as textile regions where numerous textile companies are located today.

With a share of more than 50 % in sales and development activities, the focus of the Saxon textile industry is on technical, functionalized textiles. So it is not surprising that in particular textile materials for lightweight constructions, health textiles, and applications with natural fibers play a prominent role here. Saxony’s entrepreneurs and researchers are highly process driven and in so doing, they put particular emphasis on such topics as digitalization as well as sustainability & recycling.


For further research, please use our company database. Or you can visit selected actors virtually as part of a "walk-in" 3D visualization. Both see below.





Quelle: Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH (WFS)


Over the past few years, the Saxony Trade & Invest Corporation (WFS) has organized various business trips abroad as well as visits of foreign delegations to Saxony on the most diverse “textile topics.” In so doing, a wide range of cooperative projects have been initiated between Saxony's and foreign companies.

Towards this end, some of the major stakeholders of the textile branch in Saxony have created 3D visualizations (based on the Matterport platform) – essentially as a virtual replacement of an on-site visit. You can look at these visualizations via a mouse click on the respective company name in the list on the right.


Image: Textiles for application in agriculture


  • Products for environmental protection, disposal, and recycling; filter media; landfill textiles
  • Products for agriculture and forestry, gardening and landscaping


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Image: Textiles for application in construction


  • Products in membrane, lightweight, and solid construction as well as in earth, water and road construction, textile roofing
  • Products for road construction and civil engineering 


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Image: Textiles for clothing


  • All kind of products for clothing and footwear with focus on functionality and / or sustainability
  • Practical weatherproof textiles that are protecting against UV rays, cold
  • Shoe textiles


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Image: Textiles for your home


  • Products for the manufacture of furniture, upholstery, carpets, floor coverings, flame-retardant textiles, or other textiles with a primary focus on functionality



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Image: Textiles for industrial applications


  • Products for the the mechanical, chemical and electrical industries
  • Smart textiles with additional applications



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Image: Textiles for application in packaging


  • Products for packaging, confection, transport




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Image: Textiles for life sciences applications


  • Products for medicine, hygiene, and the life sciences




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Image: Textiles for mobility applications


  • Products for aircraft construction and shipbuilding, the automotive sector, rail vehicle, space technology, and the travel industry
  • Interior fittings, protective covers, tapes, seals, filters


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Image: Textiles for application in protection


  • Products for personal and property protection; work clothing; survival equipment




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Image: Textiles for sports applications


  • Products for sports and leisure; functional sportswear; outdoor equipment




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Image: Fibers & Materials


  • Woven and nonwoven technologies and materials ranging from standard yarns to high performance yarns  and structures made from sustainable natural materials and polymers as well as recycled materials


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Image: Textile machinery & equipment


  • Saxony's traditional strengths include the manufacture of textile machinery.
  • Machine construction and the textile industry are characterized by mutual cooperation and innovation.


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Image: Textile research & development


  • Research and education are the foundation for pioneering future developments.
  • The research is geared towards the needs and requirements of industry.



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Image: Textile consulting


  • In addition to production companies, find also local support, business model creators, and coaches as well as industry enablers. 


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