The Netherlands is a bona fide fashion hub with thousands of clothing manufacturing companies and leading fashion brands such as Suitsupply, Avelon, and Denham. The value of clothing exports from the Netherlands has increased consistently since 2007 due to the modernization of clothing production and favorable government policies. As of 2019, the value of clothing from the Netherlands amounted to $13,033 million U.S. dollars.
Netherlands produces a considerable amount of cotton, which is of high quality. Besides, it has a fully integrated clothing production chain and long experience in clothing exports. These are some of the factors that make the country a great destination for clothing manufacturers.
Amsterdam is dubbed ‘the denim capital of the world’ because it’s leading in the production of all kinds of denim clothing for men and women.
There are more than 2,200 apparel manufacturing companies in the Netherlands. Most of these companies are located in major cities such as Amsterdam, Groningen, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht, Eindhoven and Leiden. Noord-Brabant has the highest number of clothing manufacturing companies, followed by Noord-Holland, and Zuid-Holland comes third. Gelderland, Overijssel, Limburg, Friesland, Drenthe, and Utrecht have more than 100 clothing manufacturing companies.
Nearly every aspect of the clothing production process is automated right from design to finishing. Clothing manufacturers in the Netherlands are well-known for excellent quality, flexibility, quick response & fast delivery, and their ability to respond to big and small size orders.
Manufacturers have embraced modern sewing technologies to produce high-quality clothing products that can compete in the international market. For instance, manufacturers use automated industrial sewing for automatic tensioning of fabrics, precision-controlled fabric cutting, and stitching.
Generally, Netherlands is a fashion hub where progressive and forward-thinking ideas come from. The country has limitless potential when it comes to clothing manufacturing.