For the first time, Zara has signed contracts to supply clothing and footwear made in Russia to Spain, according to Russian deputy minister of industry and trade Viktor Evtukhov. Apparel brands Zara and Massimo Dutti, women’s homewear brand Oysho and footwear brand Tempe, all affiliated to Spain’s Inditex Group, have awarded contracts to Russian factories.
The Inditex Group is currently working with 11 Russian factories and the goods will be manufactured with staff trained by Inditex, the deputy minister was quoted as saying by a Russian news agency.
The Russian ministry in cooperation with Zara’s office in Russia developed a roadmap for implementation of the project on production order placement with Russian light industry enterprises in March 2017.
Exports under the Inditex order amounted to €2 million as of end March this year, he added.