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Textile & Apparel
Forty years back, the first apparel company was set up in September 1971. This first pull-over making factory was a Hong-Kong based factory.

Since then, the Mauritian Textile & Apparel (T&A) sector navigated against all challenges of times and today has emerged as a high-tech, dynamic, modern, vertically integrated sector.

It proudly constitutes one of the main pillars of the economy, contributing to 60% of total Mauritian exports of goods, and employs 45000 people annually. Its total contribution to the GDP was 8.7% in 2011.

Its success is based on:
  • Reliability
  • Loyalty to buyers
  • Quality
  • Quick and efficient delivery
  • Price Competitive
  • Environment Friendly & high social responsibility
A. Overview of the Textile & Clothing (T&C) Sector
Export Turnover Rs 28 billion
Contribution to total exports 60%
Contribution to the GDP 8.7%
Employment - Direct 45000 jobs
Employment - Indirect 135000 jobs
Total No of Firms 174
B. Products & Production Capacity of the sector

  (Millions metres/year)
Woven fabric (Denim & Cotton) 34
Knitted fabric 60


  (Million Pieces)
Pull-over 6
T-shirts 82
Shirts 23
Trousers 15

Other Apparel Products
  • Beachwear
  • Pareos
  • Joggings
  • Scarves
  • Underwear & Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Caps
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Overalls
C. Export Markets
Mauritius benefits from duty-free and quota-free access to the European markets, USA as well as SADC and COMESA countries and its main countries of exports remain:

Fabrics (Woven & Knitted):
  • European Countries – (Belgium, France, Netherlands & Italy)
  • Turkey
  • Thailand
  • South Africa
  • Madagascar
  • European Countries: (United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany)
  • USA
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • India
  • Turkey
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