In recent years, the textile industry has been one of the most dynamic sectors that requires innovation and new good ideas. More than 6.6% of the value added of the manufacturing industry is in the clothing sector and 1.8% is in the textile sector. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Ivaylo Shotev, who opened the TexTailor Expo textile and fashion exhibition in the city of Plovdiv.
Deputy Minister Shotev pointed out that the industry has shown its resilience and flexibility in the face of crises and the COVID pandemic. “In spite of the difficulties, jobs have been preserved, with nearly 80 000 people employed in the industry,” he added: More than 6.6 % of the value added of the manufacturing industry is in the garment sector.
Deputy Minister Shotev stressed that one of the main tasks of the Ministry of Economy and Industry is to facilitate access to the labour market for trained personnel. “We are working purposefully to ensure predictability and stability for business so that Bulgarian companies can be competitive and conquer new markets,” the Deputy Minister said.
Deputy Minister Shotev said that over the years the TexTailer Expo has proven to be one of the most prestigious and anticipated events in the fashion industry. Nearly 42% of the exhibitors are from abroad over 60 companies and brands from 9 countries Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, India, etc.