The textile value-chain is characterised by successive stages of value addition that are primarily in the decentralised sector. However, the fragmented nature of the industry breeds inefficiencies that drive producers to compete on price, at the expense of quality. It is long recognised in the industry that the way out of this is to move towards vertically integrated units. However, such integration has been impractical on account of the limitation imposed by the scale of spinning. Micro-spinning seeks to remove this technology gap, thus enabling vertical integration on a small scale.