As the whole world is technologically advanced and has focused on sustainability,
a textile engineers should have a diverse and advanced thinking skills to meet the
needs of the modern age. A textile engineer has to acquire certain qualities to
develop and sustain the textile industry in line with the advancement of global
Here included some of the qualities :
Sustainability and Environmental Awareness: The textile industry isexperiencing a significant shift towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. With growing concerns about climate change, consumers aredemanding eco-friendly and sustainable clothing. This change is forcing textilecompanies to innovate and adopt sustainable materials like organic cotton, recycled fibers, and innovative synthetic materials . So, textile engineers must have a strong understanding of eco-friendly practices with sustainable materials and knowledge of the manufacturing process.
Technical skills: Textile engineers must have a strong knowledge about
automation, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence systems as these are being
intimately involved with textiles industry . Future textile engineers should be
proficient in operating and maintaining advanced technology, ensuring they are
well-equipped for the evolving demands of the industry..
Creative Problem-Solving : Must acquire the ability to think creatively and find
innovative solutions, especially in customizing and designing smart textiles. As
people’s clothing styles evolve and change in today’s world.” .
Cross-disciplinary collaboration: Collaboration with experts in other fields such
as computer science, material science and fashion design is becoming increasingly
important. Textile engineers should be adept at working in multidisciplinary teams
to produce sophisticated textiles.
Strong Communication Skills: Effective communication will be essential for
collaborating with colleagues, clients and consumers. The ability to translate
complex technical ideas into understandable language is a valuable resource.
Global view: Textile industry is a global industry, and future textile engineers
should be aware of international trends, regulations and market dynamics.
Entrepreneur Spirit: An entrepreneurial mindset of textile engineers can drive
innovation and contribute to the growth of the industry by identifying new
opportunities and market bottoms.
In conclusion, the future textile engineer must be a dynamic professional. These
qualities will not only enable them to improve in the evolving landscape but also
guide the textile industry to form a sustainable, high-tech and creative future.
Muklachur Rahman Nayeem
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology