COVID-19: textile and clothing sector can help other sectors
Whole world is still suffering from the first wave of COVID-19 and in the meantime the second one is getting to us so quickly we can‘t be fully prepared for what‘s coming. Europe and the rest of world try to get back to normal working cycle but lack of money and some export restrictions remains the main problem. The textile and clothing industry can help other industries to build a base for other technologically demanding industries.
Success story: E. Galkauskienė's company "Eustilija" - from a small company to a big brand
Eustilija was established in 1995 from a small sewing company and has expanded to a company that creates their own collections. Eustilija presents its collections under the Introstyle brand and has two branded stores in major Lithuanian cities.
LTM GARMENTS’ success story: we give the customers what they want
Lithuanian company LTM GARMENTS was established in 2004 after an English branch in Lithuania went bankrupt. The employees, business model and customers remained and the company had direct contact with customers so just extended clothing manufacturing business.
„LATIA export development“: why companies cluster together?
Clusters are usually geographic concentrations of companies. Such businesses companies manufacture one or another sector or field products or deliver services. The Lithuanian Clothing and Textile Association (LATIA) that represents clothing and textile sector initiated cluster "LATIA export development". This cluster consists of 10 companies and aims to find new foreign markets to create an innovative product line. The cluster members emphasize sustainability, functionality and ergonomics of the products.
Success story: A.Valiuškis' company keeps pace with technology
Algirdas Valiuškis runs a successful zipper manufacturing company with 50 employees. As early as 1995, Algirdas Valiuškis' company bought zippers from sewing companies and started reselling them. A little later, having bought several production machines, the company started to manufacture their own zippers. Currently, A. Valiuškis company manufactures VVK brand spiral, plastic, metal, water-repellent zippers for the clothing, footwear, haberdashery and upholstered furniture industries.
The LATIA Export Development cluster is looking for new foreign markets for its products
The Lithuanian Clothing and Textile Association (LATIA) cluster, "LATIA export development", comprising of 10 companies is finding new foreign markets to create an innovative product line. According to its members, the new product line is united by sustainability, functionality and ergonomics.
E. Galkauskienė's company Eustilija: the textile industry is returning to naturalness
Lithuania is home to many clothing and textile companies of various sizes and types. Some of them are of Lithuanian capital, others run with the help of foreign partners and their experience. We will review the path of LATIA export development companies in Lithuania. We invite you to read an interview with E. Galkauskienė, Director of Eustilija.
Cluster LATIA Export Development encourages community to take action in saving environment
Lithuanian and worldwide textile and apparel industry is sufferering because of COVID-19 and fast fashion goods. The fast fashion that came from the West has increased a lot and made a huge negative impact on environment and social humans‘ life. the project Cluster LATIA Export Development invite community to take action to save environemnt.
UAB Vitameda: marketing, innovation and new product development are the recipe for market success
There are many clothing and textile companies of various sizes and types in Lithuania. Some of them are of Lithuanian capital, others develop their activities with the help of foreign partners and their experience. We will review the path of LATIA export development companies in Lithuania. We invite you to read an interview with Kęstutis Jocius, the head of UAB Vitameda.
Success story: UAB Vitameda has reoriented from trading in vitamins to sewing work clothes
UAB Vitameda, which started trading in vitamins in 1996, started trading in work clothes, personal protective equipment, shoes and gloves in 2002. According to the company's management, there were more and more inquiries about the production of workwear, so a decision was made to buy a small sewing factory with a team of 5 people. The main customers were food industry and construction companies. Over time, another sewing factory was established in Alytus, which still operates today.
UAB Šilta mada success story: from fur to environmental protection
UAB Šilta mada is a fur sewing company established a decade ago. The company employs professional fur cutting and sewing masters, so buyers can easily appreciate the quality of the fur products created for them. In addition to sewing new fur coats, the company also promotes the reduction of fur consumption and the repair or re-sewing of old fur coats.
LTM GARMENTS’ recipe for success: services from clothing design to production
Lithuanian company LTM GARMENTS follows a successful model: it provides customers with services from clothing development and to production. The company, which has been operating in Lithuania for over a decade, started after the bankruptcy of an English-based company in Lithuania, which left the foundation of an existing team and customer contacts.
UAB TexTera success story: grew from 2 to 34 employees in only 17 months
UAB TexTera rented their own premises until November 2018. After changing the main shareholder, a group of like-minded people gathered and the production of fashion and leisure clothes started in a former car repair shop of just 100m2.
“TexTera” UAB: clothes are made by happy people
There are many clothing and textile companies of various sizes and types in Lithuania. Some of them are of Lithuanian capital, others develop their activities with the help of foreign partners and their experience. We will review the path of LATIA Export Development cluster companies in Lithuania. We invite you to read an interview with Ramunė Žemėnienė, the Head of “TexTera” UAB.
The clusters of the Lithuanian cluster network are visible in Europe
The Lithuanian cluster network was officially established on 27 May 2020. Giedrius Bagušinskas, the Head of the SMART FOOD cluster and the Head of the Lithuanian Food Exporters Association (LitMEA), was elected president. Irmina Valytė was appointed Director General of the network.