For 20 years DRA has been investigating local textile and clothing 
industries for Governments and Development Agencies in developed 
countries. These industries have historically generated high levels 
of both employment and added value but are generally now in decline.
"What can be done about it?" is the question. We increasingly use the 
cluster analysis methods proposed by Michael Porter in "The 
Competitive Advantage of Nations" to answer it; this is rapidly 
becoming the world's standard approach.
We make recommendations for strengthening both the cluster as a 
whole and the companies within it.
DRA has carried out textile sector analyses and cluster studies in the
UK, Ireland,  France, Taiwan and Australia covering:
pan-textile experience

associates & partners

strategic market planning projects
market research & business analysis
textile industry cluster studies
taking new technologies into textiles
focused textile knowledge
in-company strategy development meetings