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Scotland's textiles industry strategy 2016 sets out ambitious challenges for the Scottish textile industry over the coming years.

Scottish textiles

The story so far

THE Scottish textiles sector has announced an ambitious new 10 year plan after exceeding existing targets several years ahead of schedule.

The success of Scotland's textiles sector is testament to its ambitious and innovative companies, which have a strong appetite for growth.

Cathy Black, head of textiles at Scottish Enterprise

Targets for exports are also being revised upwards after it was revealed the sector achieved £350m last year. It's hoped more than £500m of goods made here could be heading abroad by 2020.

Investment on research and development has also exceeded expectations with the most recent figure of £2.02m around double that expected by 2020. The new target is for £3.5m to be spent on R&D.

The strategy - overview and download

Working with partners such as Higher Education and the Sector Skills Council, the textiles industry in Scotland aims to be:

  • Regarded globally as truly world class
  • Delivering accelerated international growth 
  • Recognised for its innovation and collaboration
  • A career of choice for young people
  • Sustainable with capital and resources utilised effectively

Download the 2016 textiles strategy (PDF)

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