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Export of Danish design, furniture and fashion – How we help

Is your company interested in export activities within Danish design, furniture and fashion? Our sector-specialised advisers can offer you insight into new markets.

Our Global Design Team can, for example, help your company if you engage in exports of Danish design, Nordic design, architecture, Danish fashion and textiles as well as furniture.

How can you use The Trade Council’s expertise?

The Trade Council’s advisers can help your Danish design company with everything from market analyses and the search for a strategic alliance and new partners, to export promotion campaigns and establishing activities on new markets. 

We currently have a team of 20 advisers who are design specialists in different sectors and located in countries such as Japan, Russia, China and the USA. Here, The Trade Council can help you increase your company’s exports to both new and existing markets. 


Through sparring and a customised export plan for your company, we prepare your company in the best possible way to set up successful export operations in the markets you seek to enter. Our export promotions are targeted at companies and creative industry players, affording you and your company greater knowledge of market and business conditions and forging strategic alliance through facilitating contact to new business partners in the export markets.

The Trade Council itself acts an extra sales channel that can secure new export opportunities for your company during visits by foreign business delegations. We undertake this role when, for example, we invite Chinese furniture manufacturers or Canadian architects to visit Denmark in order to enhance their knowledge of Danish design, Danish fashion and textiles, architecture and furniture design.

What does the market look like?

Denmark is a world-famous design nation and experiences strong demand for furniture design, Danish fashion and textiles, Nordic design and architecture. These four sectors generate exports totalling DKK 75 billion annually and have all experienced an increase in their exports in recent years. The key markets for Denmark’s design exports are Germany, Norway, Sweden, Holland and the UK.


If even more Danish companies increase their exports and expand their activities in the global market, it will increase Denmark’s economic growth and thus export opportunities for all companies. We therefore stand ready to help your company on the path to growth.