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7/23/13[Geography] Location Factors: Cotton Textile, Wool, Silk, Jute; Why China #1 in Silk; Why Textile industry in Osaka, Manchester, Lancashire, Mumbai MrunalHOMEBIODIVERSITYJULY 23RD, 2013NO COMMENTS[Geography] Location Factors: Cotton Textile, Wool, Silk, Jute; Why China #1 in Silk; Why Textileindustry in Osaka, Manchester, Lancashire, MumbaiCotton and textile industryClimateMumbaiOsaka, JapanAhmedabadCoimbatoreManchester & Lancashire industryAmerican cotton industriesChinese textile industry: ShanghaiWoolClimate factorLand sizeEconomies of ScaleWoolen Mfg: Rise and Decline of BritainIndia: Wool businessSilk IndustryEurope: Labor no, Market yesJapan: No labour + No marketChina: Why Top Silk producer?India: Labour+marketKarnataka: factorsKanchipuram: factorsJute IndustryMock QuestionsIn the previous article, we saw the factors responsible for location of Lumber, Paper Pulp and Fishing industry (click me). Now letscheck some industries based on natural fibers.Cotton and textile industryCotton as a raw material=lightweight, non-perishable.Cotton to yarn/textile =hardly any weightloss.Therefore, proximity to raw material site=not essential, doesnt offer great cost-saving in transportation. (unlike sugar, cement orsteel industry)Result=other factors become more important in industrial location viz.1. nearness to market2. nearness to waterbody (for dyeing, bleaching)3. Energy to run powerlooms and textile machines4. c

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