Concerning social reasons, a central aspect has to be seen in demographic changes: The current German workforce is increasingly aging, with a strong increase of employees aged 50 years and older. E.g., according to statistics of the German Federal Employment Agency from 2013, the number of employees older than 60 years increased from 2011 to 2012 by 12.5%. When compared to 2007, this share of personnel aged 60+ years even increased by 76.9% to a total of 1.654.831 people . Overall, further increasement of this age group is prospected. Rather more, the currently high influx of migrants to Germany will soon lead to a more diverse workforce in terms of sociocultural and educational backgrounds. Hence, these demographic changes will have a massive impact in the German textile industry, too.