What is the current situation of the textile sector in Ireland?
The textile industry in Ireland
has always been a relevant player for the local economy. As a general rule, the 1950s are seen as the golden years of this sector which, in recent decades was afected by the global trends and large international corporations selling textiles
at a global level. However, the local authorities have recently created an environment that can increase the market share
of the textile sector in Ireland
In this sense, Limerick
stands out as an attractive business destination
as, in 2015, the local authorities established the Fashion Incubator Ldt.
, which has as a main purpose the training of fashion students
and the development of the employment
in this sector. Our team of specialists in company formation in Ireland
can offer more details on the business environment available in this sector.
The following video offers a short presentation on how to start a business in the textiles sector in Ireland:
What are the main requirements imposed to investors selling textiles in Ireland?
Textiles and textile products have to respect a set of criteria as requested by the national legislation of Ireland, as well as the one applicable at the level of the European Union. When selling textiles in Ireland, the textile products should respect the following requirements related to their composition:
• a product which has the label of “100%” or “pure” has to be created from a single textile fibre;
• when applying a label of “virgin wool” or “fleece wool”, the respective product should be composed only of wool fibre that has not been subjected to spinning;
• if a company sells a product which is composed of multiple fibres , it should have on its label the percentage and names of the materials used in its composition;
• if a product incorporates a non-textile fabric of animal origin, this should be indicated on the label.
In addition to these requirements, businessmen should analyze carefully each type of company available for registration in Ireland and choose the most suitable one for their business needs. The process of Ireland company formation
implies several steps and investors are advised to ask for specialized help from our experienced team.
Requirements for export of textile products from Ireland - presented by our Ireland company formation consultants
Investors who want to start a company in Ireland
in the textile sector
may also export
the products to various countries. If this business activity will be selected when starting a business
here, several requirements will be imposed and our team of Irish company formation consultants
can assist on these matters. For example, it will be necessary to comply with the labelling of the textile composition
as well as with language requirements
for these labels
when exporting textile products
to specific countries.
Investors are invited to contact our team of Ireland company formation specialists
for in-depth advice on this matter. Our representatives
can also assist in choosing a suitable business form
that can be employed when starting a textile business
in this country and can advise on the business permits
available for this sector.