In 2010 Poland initiated a modernisation plan for its clothing industry through which it managed to create a niche in proximity sourcing and gained a position as a textile hub. This was achieved owing to geographical position, the modernisation of its industry and its low wages (reports MDS).
As a result, Polish fashion exports have risen by 21% in three years. In 2018 the country’s sales to the EU amounted to €11.4bn (US$12.9bn), compared with €9.4bn (US$10.7bn) in 2016.
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