Many of the current textile product standards in China are products of the planned economy system


Many of the current textile product standards in our country are products of the planned economy system, and the standard system formed is mainly based on product standards for raw materials or processes, mainly divided into cotton textile printing and dyeing, wool textile, linen textile, silk products, knitwear, ribbon, chemical fiber, and yarn-dyed fabric. Standards are also established based on usage, but the proportion is extremely small. In addition to performance indicators, the standard also includes inspection rules such as factory inspection, type inspection, and retesting, forming a standard chain for various raw material products such as "yarn - natural color fabric - printed and dyed fabric".
Secondly, standards perform different functions. Foreign countries use publicly available standards at the national level as the technical basis for delivery and acceptance, and develop them from the perspective of guiding users to purchase products and their needs. People call them trade based standards. Enterprise standards are the technical basis for organizing production. The technical content of this trade based standard is relatively concise, general, and flexible.
On the contrary, the function of most product standards in China is to organize production based on the need to guide enterprise production, which is called production oriented standards. In order to facilitate enterprise production, standards generally specify more specific, detailed, and rigid technical content.  
With the development of market economy, new varieties of textile products are constantly emerging, which determines that concise and flexible trade standards can better meet the needs of the market. The scope of production standards in China is relatively narrow, covering a small variety of products, resulting in a large number of standards, but still unable to keep up with the development speed of products.