Tufting is a type of textile weaving in which a thread is inserted on a primary base. It is an ancient technique for making warm garments, especially mittens. After the knitting is done, short U-shaped loops of extra yarn are introduced through the fabric from the outside so that their ends point inwards (e.g., towards the hand inside the mitten). Usually, the tuft yarns form a regular array of "dots" on the outside, sometimes in a contrasting color (e.g., white on red). On the inside, the tuft yarns may be tied for security, although they need not be. The ends of the tuft yarns are then frayed, so that they will subsequently felt, creating a dense, insulating layer within the knitted garment.

  • USD 133.15 billion

    Market Size

The Global Carpets and Rugs Market is expected to reach USD 133.15 billion by 2025, from USD 91.95 billion in 2017 growing at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025. Tufted carpet and rugs have highly proliferated the market owing to its easy and quick manufacturing process coupled with a reasonable price. The tufting is suitable for all types of yarns and can be made in a variety of finishes. Tufted carpets are forecasted to hold a market share of 32.1% in the year 2026.

North America held the largest market share and is forecasted to grow with a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period. The region has a high rate of innovation, which helps in propelling market growth. High disposable income translates into a high level of investment in décor and comfort.