According to the EU report on Growth – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Fashion and Creative Industries (2015)
One step back: why this project?
Textile and clothing industry in the European Union occupies a crucial position in the European manufacturing sector:
The sector in EU is based on SMALL BUSINESSES:
- <50 Employees
- 90% of the workforce
- 60% Added value
Biggest EU Producers
The delocalization of textile production to low-cost countries leads to the disappearance of manufacturing in Europe
The textile and clothing industry in Europe is challenged by a drastic reduction due to relocation to countries outside the EU with cheaper labour costs, leading to the reduction of manufacturing in Europe and leaving a great deal of facilities as well as data and knowledge unexploited.
- The related supply chains in the EU are still too weak when facing international competition due to low levels of communication and cooperation between the concerned actors
- Lack of efficient tools for quick access to target consumers
- Extremely long and badly organized Supply Chain
- No consumers’ personalized requirements
- No connections and interactions between all concerned parties