Shipping of fabrics and textile
The textile and fabrics industries expand worldwide due to modern innovations and customers’ needs. Transportation of fabrics and textile requires on-time delivery that will be suitable for both individuals and companies. Whether you need textile transportation and fabrics shipping for your personal or business needs, Eurosender can help you with it.
How to order shipping of textile and fabrics for companies?
Are you a business producing or selling fabrics and textile materials? Eurosender comes with the logistics solution that can help you deliver your goods wherever you need. Eurosender partners with the most trustworthy and reliable logistics providers to offer our clients the best shipping services.
You can check our prices in a few steps with the help of our booking engine you see below. Just choose the pickup and delivery destinations, type of the shipment and quantity to see the shipping quote.
Register as a business client to get shipping quotes for fabrics and textile without VAT included.
How are the fabrics and textile materials delivered?
The parcel dimensions and weight influence the shipping service you should choose and its price. Usually, the width of fabrics is standardised and measured between 112cm and 140cm. The fabric used in decorating (e.g., as upholstery for furniture or as curtains) may come in widths as great as 150cm.
The products of the textile industry, including samples for customers and finished garments, reach each point of the world thanks to the logistics. At Eurosender, we understand the importance that logistics play in delivering fabrics and textile safely and in a fast manner. To track the location of your parcel, just enter the order or tracking number below and check on which stage your shipment is.
Regulations on export and import of textile
Currently, there are no quantitative restrictions in the EU on textile and clothing exports including imports originating in China. Many non-European countries have tariff-free access to the EU market under the Generalized System of Preferences, which provides for zero tariffs for least developed countries.
Keep in mind, that textile products must be labelled or marked whenever they are introduced on a market for production or sale. But there is no mandatory origin labelling in the European Union.
How to pack textile and fabrics?
Even though textile materials are not considered a fragile material, it still needs to be protected from damages during transportation. For instance, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight puts natural and manmade fibres at risk due to photomechanical degradation processes. Moreover, materials, such as natural silk, polyamide fibres, jute and ramie are particularly sensitive.
While packing textile for storage and delivery, note that the cargo must be protected from moisture. Textile is strongly hygroscopic and readily absorb moisture. No hooks should be used, as they cause damage.
The best packaging materials for the textile items can also protect from dirt, chemicals, moulds, and insects.
Eurosender prepared for you the detailed guide on how to pack fabrics and other textile goods properly.
- Wrap your fabrics in a paper bag, tissue or transparent plastic bag before you put it in the main box or package.
- Use self-seal bags or bubble bags and jiffy envelopes. A Ziploc bag is also a good option.
- Prefer courier bags that are moisture and tear-resistant.
- Seal the bag properly.
- Double packing ensures that your product remains intact even if a sharp object pierces through the outer packaging during transit.
How to ship fabrics and textile to keep them from wrinkling?
When shipping fabrics and textile, one of the most important things is to preserve them in good condition and prevent wrinkles. In this regard, one of the best wrinkle-free types of fabrics for shipping is wool, as it resists wrinkles perfectly, while 100% linen or cotton blend fabrics are naturally more wrinkle-prone.
Fabrics made from synthetic materials with inherent resilience, like nylon and spandex, are very wrinkle-resistant fabrics as well. Among other fabrics that don’t require ironing after transportation are denim, rayon, polyester, spandex and knits.
To avoid fabrics wrinkles during the shipping it is recommended rolling the fabrics in the cardboard tubes. Make sure the cardboard tubes or the PVC pipes are clean before using them. After that, you can also wrap the entire roll of fabric in clear plastic and secure with tape. Make sure to provide extra plastic on both ends and stuff the excess wrap inside the hole of the tube.
If you are business shipping fabrics and textile, create a free account on our platform and start to explore the preferred prices for companies.