Clotech 99 has been described as one of the most important equipment andtechnology exhibitions that has ever been staged for the UK's sewn goods sector. Itstiming coincides with a period of major change and re-orientation throughout the industrywhich is, in turn, slowly giving rise to the recognition that there are stillopportunities to be explored and successes to be enjoyed through a combination of goodmanufacture, exciting design and a close proximity to the retailer.