Czech Republic is well-known for its textiles and clothing. The country’s clothing industry has shifted from low value-added fabrics to high value-added clothing products. The volume of clothing exports from Czech Republic has grown by nearly 540% percent between 1993 and 2019.
At some point, Czech Republic’s clothing sector was threatened by cheap imports from other countries, but it has experienced a steady revival in recent years using the latest technology to make its clothing more competitive.
Clothing manufacturers in Czech Republic have specialized in making all kinds of clothing products including men’s wear, women’s wear, infant clothes, and children’s clothes. They also manufacture underwear, nightwear, sportswear, bridal & ceremony, designer clothing, top wear, uniforms & workwear, maternity clothing, and many more.
There are about 2300 clothing manufacturing companies in Czech Republic. These companies are spread out across the country, though most of them are located in major cities like Prague, Pilsen, Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc, Liberec, Ceske Budejovice, and other cities and towns. Praha 1-Stare Mesto has 81 companies; Praha 3- Zizkov has 63; Praha 1- Nove Mesto has 47 of them; while Brno-Veveri has 20. Nearly every major city and town in Czech Republic has at least one clothing manufacturing company.
Unlike in the 90s when clothing manufacturers in Czech Republic used labor-intensive techniques, the modernization of their industries in the recent past has seen clothing companies embrace high-tech production techniques. Nearly every part of the clothing-making process is automated, helping to improve productivity, save time, reduce wastage and achieve high-quality.
Many clothing manufacturers have also embraced sustainable design techniques such as zero-waste pattern cutting and minimal seam construction to minimize environmental impact.
Generally, Czech Republic is an ideal country for clothing manufacturing thanks to low production cost, minimal entry barriers, advanced infrastructure, and easier access to raw materials. Also, by being a member of the European Union, clothing companies have access to a larger export market.