AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Geographically isolated from most of the rest of the world, New Zealand has a small yet innovative fashion industry that is struggling for international trade and recognition.
Remote sourcing and supply chains make it difficult to estimate the overall value of the industry. Although New Zealand’s apparel exports grew by 8 percent over the 2000-to-2009 period, they have come off their 2007 peak. Last year, they came in at 226 million New Zealand dollars, or $166 million at current exchange, down 5.4 percent from 2008.
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