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Boohoo opens manufacturing office in Turkey

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 16/10/2021 Neil Craven, Financial Mail on Sunday
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Boohoo has opened a manufacturing office in Turkey that will circumvent bottlenecks choking supplies of clothing from the Far East. 

The Istanbul office means the fast fashion retailer can source more garments made in Turkey, avoiding transport delays for goods made in China, Bangladesh and other Asian countries, which still produce most clothes for British high streets. 

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Sources said Boohoo orders from Turkey had risen to 13 per cent of its production so far this year, from less than 10 per cent 12 months ago. That is now likely to accelerate. 

The office is understood to have quietly opened several weeks ago. Boohoo's sales rose 20 per cent in the six months to the end of August to £975.9million. 

But clothing supply sources said problems transporting goods from the Far East, including the high cost of containers, and rising commodity and fuel prices, mean other retailers have also flocked to Turkey. 

But that has also caused delays, doubling order times to eight weeks.

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