Even if you have a good custom tailor or own a sewing machine, most garments in your wardrobe will be readymade. Clothes manufacturing became an industry in the early 19th century and today factories design and produce all kinds of garments from underwear to suits to coats.
Most factories are specialised: in women’s clothes, men’s clothes, children’s items, knitted garments, work clothes or sportswear. They use local and imported materials and offer good value for money. Many clothes manufacturers would sell their produce wholesale yet some operate their own retail shops. The idea of online shopping has only just arrived in Bulgaria. Some of the local brands sell their clothes not only on the domestic market but also internationally.