With an anual volume of almost ten billion Euro worth of apparel exports to the European Union, Turkey is one of the top suppliers of ready made garments. Next to China, Turkey remains to the only fully integrated manufacturing destination of scale, covering raw material, spinning / weaving, finishing and confection. Due to the Customs Union with the EU, no tarifs apply for exports into the EU while geographicaly proximity to Europe provides for short delivery times.

The following manufacturers of socks and knitwear products have been selected as part of a project supported by the Turkish sector association. All companies offer the final product ('Vollgeschäft') and operate at a high-production level, yet offering the needed flexibility to meet the demand of European companies.