About ECTA


The Estonian Clothing and Textile Association (ECTA) founded in 1993 as a voluntary non-profit organisation of individuals and legal entities engaged in clothing and textile production and  services. The main goal of ECTA is to promote the development of the clothing and textile industry and represent the common interests of Estonian clothing and textile producers.

The Association is a member of the Estonian Employers' Confederation, of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and of the International Chamber of Commerce.

The members of the Estonian Clothing and Textile Association include all sizes of companies from small to large. The member companies of the ECTA employ ca 4 400 people, the net sales of the member companies is estimated to constitute over 70% of net sales of clothing and textile industry of Estonia. There are 51 members in the ECTA on 2017.


The clothing and textile industry is an important branch for Estonian economy. It employs ca 13% of the total industrial workforce. The share of the sale of clothing and textile products in the entire sale of the industrial production is 7%.

Total exports of clothing and textiles during 2015 were worth 400 million Euros and made up 5% of Estonian exports. The product groups of major importance were clothing, home textiles and technical textiles. EU markets continued to be of significant importance. The main export destinations of textiles and clothing are Finland, Sweden, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, Latvia, Norway, Lithuania and Denmark.