Historically, the town has been a very important center of Turkey's textile industry, a tradition it actively pursues to this day, still largely based on independent craftspersons. Buldan was famed for a thin handwoven cheesecloth-type fabric. Buldan that deserves mention is a vivid violet silk (peştemal) woven as a rectangular panel to be wrapped around the body. 17th century Ottoman documents also mention Buldan's importance as a textile production center.