In the postwar years, Kuzbass saw active development in the industrial sphere, including light industry:
- 1965: "Orton" JSC was established in Kemerovo (a silk fabrics plant).
- 1958: "Leninsk-Kuznetsky Worsted and Woolen Cloth Plant" was established.
- 1959: "Laska" joint-stock commercial industrial company was established in Belovo (Belovo Knitwear Factory).
- 1965: the construction of knitwear factories in Kemerovo, Prokopyevsk and Mezhdurechensk, and the construction of a cloak fabric factory in Osinniki began.
- 1965: by the Decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR, the Department of the Garment Industry was established.
- 1970s. The light industry of Kemerovo Region saw intensive development: most of the industry’s large enterprises were built with about 40,000 people employed. All of them focused on the production of consumer goods of a certain range.
- 1990s: The Department of the Garment Industry was reorganized into the Russian State Association of Light Industry “Roslegprom”, and since 1991, it was renamed as Kemerovo Industrial Trade Firm “Silhouette”. Its structure included: Kemerovo sewing factory "Tom", an automated control system center, garment factories "Iskra" (Anzhero-Sudzhensk), "Malysh" (Belovo), "Berezka" (Novokuznetsk), "Odezhda" (Leninsk - Kuznetsky), "Kiya"(Mariinsk), "Kuzbass" (Osinniki), "Gornyachka"(Prokopyevsk), "Taiga"(Taiga), "Voskhod" (Yaya), Kemerovo House of Models, and "Moda" brand stores in Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk.
The importance of the industry is determined by the fact that, in addition to consumer goods, it manufactures products for the food, coal, chemical and electrical industries, agriculture, and transport. For example, geosynthetics, filter and technical fabrics for the production of ventilation pipes and for conveyor belts, work clothes with antistatic and fire-resistant finish, etc.