The Wet processing of the textile industry covers all the processes on atextile that involve some form of wet or chemical treatment. It is thechemical nature of the wet processing, that distinguishes it from the other sectors of the textile industry such as yarn, fabric and garmentproduction.There are mainly two types of wet processes used to increase theasthetic features of the fabric:
is the process of imparting colours to a textile material in loosefibre, yarn, cloth or garment form by treatment with a dye.
is the process of applying colour to fabric in definitepatterns or designs. In properly printed fabrics the colour is bonded with thefiber, so as to resist washing and friction. Textile printing is related todyeing but, whereas in dyeing proper the whole fabric is uniformly coveredwith one colour, in printing one or more colours are applied to it in certainparts only, and in sharply defined patterns.