The apparel industry worldwide is in a state of profound change. Global trends include:
This report provides an overview of the Republic of Georgia’s Cut-Make-Trim apparel sector and recommendations for the sector’s development. It includes a summary of the four major changes underway in the global textile and apparel industry: sourcing or garment procurement, consumer behavior, raw materials selection, and access to capital. A rapid assessment of Georgia’s sector is presented, based on visits to a selection of factories in April 2011. The report outlines overall training needs and offers a long-term vision and goals for Georgia’s apparel industry development, marketing, and investment promotion followed by a recommended action plan.