Clothing and textiles
The German textile and clothing industry generates around 35 billion Euros annually. The sector comprises 1,400 mainly small and medium-sized companies. The clothing industry accounts for around 14 billion Euros per year. 16 textile research institutes in Germany support the strong position of the industry.
The textile industry is growing at around 3% per year, while the clothing sector is experiencing a decline of around 4% per year, resulting in an overall growth of around 0.2%.
The growth drivers in the textile industry are technical textiles with high functionality which can be used in a variety of ways. Innovative use of textiles can be found when it comes to components for cars and aviation as well as woven fabric cells. Further growth is ensured due to better use of resources together with the optimization and digitization of production processes.
- Sports shoes
- Technical Textiles
- Outdoor equipment
- Casual Wear
- and other
Competition in the clothing industry is intense. Global competitive pressures are shifting production to low-wage countries. Revenue has declined over the past 10 years. Consumer behavior is now tending towards shorter product cycles. Collections are no longer designed for the four seasons, but sometimes for one month. Much of the clothing is sold via online shops.
In order to help you conquer the challenges in the competitive market, we offer a wide range of services, which include:
- Description and analysis of potential new markets
- Analysis and evaluation of markets concerning growth strategies
- In order to react optimally to the short product cycles in the clothing industry, short production routes are necessary. Based on the countries you deliver to, we can choose the optimal locations for your factories.
- The rate of innovators in the field of textiles is high. 45% of companies introduce at least one product or process innovation each year. We examine technical innovations and evaluate their potential economic benefits.
For initial advice on your project, please call 030 80617882 or email.