The Bulgarian textile and clothing sector is a diverse industry that produces a wide range of products. Over the past decade, in particular since the abolition of trade quotas on 1 January 2005, the sector has undergone significant changes to keep abreast of competition in the global market.
Trade liberalisation, increasing competitive pressure from countries in and outside of the EU, demographical trends and new technological developments are among the most important factors and drivers of change to the sector.
To remain competitive, the industry has had to restructure and modernise. Today, the competitive advantage of the Bulgarian textile and clothing sector lies in its focus on high quality and design, innovation and technology, small orders and high value-added products. Most companies work with foreign partners, thus constantly improving their expertise and the quality of their services.
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