Textiles, Clothing & Footwear

Australia’s Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry contributes more than AUD$27.2billion to Australia’s economy (E&Y2021).

Making more products here and using more Australian materials.

Aktive Services works with businesses to help transform and position them to more effectively tackle new market and sector opportunities, to better understand their strengths and how to build on them and more cost effectively manufacture their products.

Exports from Australia’s Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industry generates AUD$7.2billion per annum (E&Y2021) and it employs more than 489,000 people of which 77% are women.

The industry is innovating all the time embracing digital, industrial and circular business transformation. It is adapting to the rise in ESG demand addressing environmental, social justice and governance requirements as it grows. By its very nature the industry is fearless and creative, embracing design technologies and combining them with traditional methods.

Traditionally there has been a reliance on components being made offshore, which, as with many other industries, was shows to be at risk when supply chains were put under pressure caused through the Covid pandemic. Businesses are now looking at what alternatives are on offer here and whether they can be adapted to their own use.  Aktive Services is helping by searching for alternatives to make it easier for the industry to be self-sustaining.

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