The textile and apparel industry is not only one of the most important industries in Bulgaria; it is also one of the most important textile and clothing industries within Europe. Prior to Bulgaria joining the European Union in January last year, the country as a whole and the textile and clothing industry were both very upbeat. This briefing looks at the changes to the clothing industry a year after Bulgaria joined the EU, comparing the situation immediately before and after this event, providing case studies of clothing producers such as Fantasia and Kriss, and sharing views and experiences of BGate exhibitors.