Exporting apparel to Europe

Europe has a strong, growing apparel market. Some of the world’s biggest and most well-known apparel companies are European. Apparel imports from developing countries are increasing faster than the EU’s general import rate. Dresses and both active and fashion sportswear are fast-growing and attractive categories.

Trends in this sector include sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and transparency. Other major trends include production process and sales technology. The relationship between buyers, suppliers and consumers is also becoming more important.

Read our market information and tips carefully. They can help you export apparel to the European market.

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Export Value Chain Analysis
Overview of commissioned value chain analyses for the development of business cases

International Apparel Federation (IAF)
News about the international apparel industry, events and a list of apparel companies and associations

ITC Standards Map
Information about voluntary standards for textiles

ITC Trade Map
Data about worldwide import and export of apparel products