Textiles have become a key industry in the Netherlands, as demand for its distinctive and sustainable fabric has exploded over the past decade.
With textile exports rising more than tenfold in the past five years, the Dutch are hoping to add more than 3,000 jobs to the industry, the industry’s president said.
Textiles are the fifth-largest source of economic activity in the country and employ over 10 million people.
“It’s an opportunity to have 3,200 jobs in the industry.
And I think that’s a good number to have,” Brouwer said.
“We’ll see the numbers come back in the next few months.”
Brouewer said the jobs will come from textile workers who will be trained by local universities and industry associations.
“These are the skilled workers, these are the people who will create the jobs for other industries,” he said.
Some of the new jobs will be created in rural areas.
But the new textile workers won’t just be making clothing.
The industry is also looking to add its first-ever factory, with about 60 employees at the factory.
“There are still some things to be done before we can actually produce it, but it’s very important that we do that,” Boudreau said.
The new factory will produce clothing in several brands, including Viesly, a company that has been developing the textile industry in other parts of the world.
“Viesly will manufacture in other countries, and that’s where the textile work will be done,” Baudreau said, noting that Vieslys garments are manufactured in China and Italy.
“They’re already making textile goods in the U.S. and Canada.”
The company’s chief executive officer, Paul Boudreaux, said that the new factory would employ at least 3,600 people, though he said the company isn’t sure how many jobs will actually be created.
“I think the number is probably around 3,400,” he told CNNMoney.
The Dutch textile industry has a long history of producing textiles. “
But we’re very pleased with the company’s performance.”
The Dutch textile industry has a long history of producing textiles.
In the 1980s, the country’s textile industry had a relatively small workforce of about 2,000 people.
That was eventually boosted by a government program called the World Trade Organization, which created a visa program for textile workers.
But Boudouras group is not the first company to create jobs in textile.
Boudurets textile business, based in the southern city of Tilburg, has been operating for more than 20 years.
“What I think is very important for us, is that we are the first to create textile jobs in a Dutch market,” Boutouras told CNN.
“And that’s what’s very attractive to us.”