The Scottish textile sector currently employs in the region of 9,100 people across 600 businesses manufacturing textiles, apparel and leather products.
The sector remains an important contributor to the economy, with annual turnover of £950 million. Exports of Scottish textile products are valued at £295 million.
In fashion and interior textiles Scotland operates in over 100 markets worldwide with major emphasis on the USA, Japan, Russia and Europe. In technical textiles, Scotland is home to global businesses such as: