Clothing Industry Fighting Imports; Alliance Formation a Significant Move
Byline: Jon Griffin Business Editor
ONE of the West Midlands' key industrial sectors is fighting back in style against the threat of cheap imports - with the launch of a vital new umbrella group.
On the surface, the regional clothing industry may not carry the cachet of the Midlands' long-established automotive sector, with its decades of support of tens of thousands of jobs.
But the recent formation of the Solihull-based Clothing Trades Alliance represents a significant move in the fight to safeguard the future of around 7,000 Midland jobs against cutprice overseas competition.
The Alliance has already signed up 37 organisations from throughout …
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Publication information: Article title: Clothing Industry Fighting Imports; Alliance Formation a Significant Move. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Birmingham Evening Mail (England). Publication date: March 26, 2001. Page number: 5. © 2005 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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