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Value Chain Stage: Finishing

After the greige fabric is formed, most fabrics undergo further processing that consists of dyes and pigments (colorants) and chemicals. Chemicals of various types are used to modify the fibers, yarns, and fabrics during or after their formation. Sample chemical finishes include flame-retardants, sizings, softeners, stain repellents, and water repellents.
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Sustainability

  • Video - Sustainability explained through animation
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  • Video - The business case for sustainability
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  • NC Project Green
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  • Fair Trade USA partnership with Textile Exchange
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Research

  • TexEd eLearning Opportunities
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  • Military/Government Textiles Conference Resources
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  • North Carolina's Textile and Apparel Industry: Recent Survey Results
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  • North Carolina and the Global Economy
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  • North Carolina Business History
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  • State of the Union of the Textile Industry in North Carolina Part II
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  • Increasing the Economic Competitiveness of the U.S. Textile Industry
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  • Performance Measurement of Textile and Apparel Supply Chains in Developing Countries
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  • Capabilities and Limitations of Print-on-Demand Inkjet Digital Textile Printing and the American Craft Niche Market
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Trade Data

  • NC Exports of Yarn, Fabric & Finishing Mills
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  • U.S. Textiles and Apparel Imports by Category (2009 - 2011)
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  • Export Opportunities
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  • Market Reports & Tariffs - By Country
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  • NORTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: FEBRUARY 2012
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