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Textile and Clothing

The textile and clothing sector has long and important traditions in Lithuania and in the past the country was the main supplier of textiles and clothing to the former Soviet Union.

Nowadays the sector contains more than 1,000 companies of the highest international standards, attractive costs, and more than 25,000 highly technology-skilled and multilingual employees.

Furthermore, most of the companies in the sector have global business experience and this mainly in Western Europe. Short production time, flexibility, and good delivery terms make the local companies attractive for varies orders, whether it is mass or small scale production with large varieties.

The Lithuanian textile sector is one of the most specialized and diversified textile manufacturing industries within the EU. It is able to provide very specific products and make needed quality tests, since The Lithuanian Textile Institute conducts more than 60 technology tests for quality, hygienic and environmental requirements. The sector is furthermore export oriented with more than 76% of production goes to export.

The traditional textile products are cloths, home textile, knitted garments, and leather products and Lithuania is also especially known internationally for innovative textiles. These include technical textiles such as clothes for medical and protective use, the military, aviation, and space industries. Local companies make products such as antimicrobial fabrics, anti-static, and UV-protective clothing, odour-proof fabrics, linen garments with aromatic finish, and thermo-wave underwear. 

For Danish companies looking to enter into partnerships or establish a company in the Baltic States, the Danish Embassies in Vilnius, Riga or Tallinn will be pleased to provide assistance.