An article published in the Jerusalem Post on February 2 by the authors of the book, “Home Textiles,” sheds some light on the subject.
The authors, Yaron Ben-Zvi and Uri Ben-Aviv, noted that “many people in Israel have a soft spot for the home textile industry,” but added, “it is not always clear which type of textiles will work for you.”
The authors also point out that “we can’t assume the exact fabric or construction quality of every textile we buy.”
In the article, the authors cite research from a survey of textile manufacturers in Israel, which revealed that some companies are making “inauthentic” or “wrong” textiles.
According to the survey, the majority of the textile companies are made up of individuals, with only 1.5 percent of textile makers in Israel having full-time employees.
The report also revealed that the number of people working in textile factories has declined from 70,000 in 2010 to 50,000 now.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the textile industry in Israel said that it is “proud” of the report, which “shows the quality of textile production in Israel.”
“Textile production is an important sector of the economy and we are happy to be able to share this data with the public,” the spokesperson said.