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IP in the Fashion Industry


ISBN: 978-92-9460-324-1, DOI: 10.2826/041434, Catalogue number: EA-03-20-829-EN-N
Publication date
1 March 2021
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • Factsheet


Europe is home to some of history’s most important textile and fashion inventions and a number of the most celebrated designers, manufacturers, innovators and artists, such as Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior, to name a few. Today, the EU textile and clothing sector remains an SME-based industry. Companies with less than 50 employees account for over 90% of the workforce and produce almost 60% of the value added. Clothing and textile is also a global industry with the chain of production, wholesale and retail including dozens of stakeholders and spanning many continents.


1 MARCH 2021
IP in the Fashion Industry