Light Industry brings together industry, specializing in manufacturing fabrics, garments, footwear, haberdashery, and technical fabrics for other areas.
Enterprises sector oriented to labor (mostly women) resources, consumer and raw materials. In modern conditions, all to place more weight is of vital transport factor.
Enterprises textile industry oriented towards imported, and at their own raw materials. Working on imported raw cotton plants are located in major cities, through which transport routes (Kherson, Donetsk, Nikopol, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Wool fabric produced in the business of Chernihiv, Donetsk, Odessa, working on their own and the imported raw materials. Linen fabrics produced in Zhytomyr, Rivne and Chernihiv regions where flax is grown.
Enterprises knitting, sewing, leather and shoe industries producing outerwear, underwear , shoes and so tend to markets (Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Zhytomyr), which is a big city.
underdeveloped hemp, jute industry (ropes, cords) runs completely on imported raw materials (the enterprise - in Odessa).
fur garments mainly come from the enterprises of small towns - Tysmenytsia (Ivano-Frankivsk region.) Balta (Odessa region.) Zhmerinka (Vinnitsa region). and in Kharkiv.
whole industry is insufficiently developed. Its main problem - the need to re cotton mill to produce linen and other fabrics, providing enterprises own raw materials, replacement and modernization of old plants.