The textile industry is considered as the catalyst of the Mauritian industrial revolution. For the past 4 decades, the textile industry has played a key role by spurring economic growth and attracting FDI from various countries, thus creating new employment opportunities and consolidating the manufacturing base of the economy.
Evolving from a producer of basics in the 70’s to a vertically integrated supplier of high value added, design-led garments, the local textile industry is today geared to face challenges of a liberalized market place by providing flexible solutions adapted to the exact needs and requirements of buyers from all over the world.
The local textile landscape is made up of a diversified base of manufacturers able to cater for the needs of a wide spectrum of buyers with a variety of options such as price points, volumes and runs. Some of our leading entrepreneurial manufacturers have accumulated enough expertise to invest in additional production units in neighbouring countries, transferring knowledge to countries enjoying relatively low labour costs, while providing the right degree of flexibility for our clients.
The efficiency, expertise and agility of the sector have contributed in positioning Mauritius as a textile hub of excellence in Southern & Eastern Africa, making our success story a business model that is currently being benchmarked across Africa. The Mauritian manufacturers have the capability to supply a wide range of textile products at varying price points, with a focus on quality that includes T-shirts, lingerie and loungewear, shirts, sportswear, trousers and denim, children’s wear, pullovers, uniforms and beachwear to name a few.