IGTEM | International Garment Training & Education Material

IGTEM-2: “History & Future of the Garment Industry"

Lecture's Overview


30 screens of Presentation

28 pages Students' Guide

Including 1 major and 1 minor Students' tasks and tests.

Module Name:

Export Marketing & Merchandising

Recommended Duration:

2 to 3 lectures of 90 minutes each. Lecturers, please don’t rush and make sure that all students understand each screen. Encourage students to get actively involved in the lectures.

Background of Lecture:

Knowing the history of the garment industry and in particular the development since the 1950’ties supports the decision making once the students are actively involved in this business. It furthermore helps to know what to observe and watch where the industry is moving to next.

Distribution of lecture materials to students:

The lecturer to distribute the Students’ Guide about 10 days prior to starting the teaching of this subject. Encourage students to familiarize themselves with the contents of about 10 screens in advance of each lecture to make it possible to ask specific questions and be actively involved. Check the homework & review it.

Subjects per Screen:

Screens 1-2:

It’s a Complex Business

Screen 3:

Garment Production is mainly handwork

Screens 4-6:

The industry started to move to Asia

Screens 7-8:

“Save our Jobs” + Introduction of Quota

Screen 9:

Did Quota protect the industry in Importing Countries?

Screen 10:

The 1st January 2005 – Lifting of Quota

Screens 11-12:

The Cards were reshuffled

Screens 13-18:

Future major Garment Producers

Screens 19-20:

Other countries in Asia & Latin America

Screens 21-22:

Africa’s chances to become a major supplier

Screens 23-24:

Skills are essential – Auditors check CSR Compliance

Screen 25:

International NGOs closely watch the industry

Screens 26-27:

What do Buyers expect today from Suppliers?

Screen 28:

To face the challenges of the future


Projector, computer, a world wall map, pointer, internet connection if possible