Mauritius located off the East Coast of Africa and sitting in a “golden triangle” connecting Asia, Australia and Africa, has for decades enjoyed a coveted spot among preferred-sourcing destinations and continues to strengthen its position as a strategic ease-of-doing-business hub in the African region. The Mauritius Textile and Apparel industry has come a long way from its infancy stage in the 1960s to a mature industry today with a vertically integrated textile supply chain, offering a complete production process from fiber to yarn making, fabrics and clothing.
With a call for sustainable sourcing that is more conscious, fair and circular, the Mauritius Textile and Apparel industry has skilfully offset share-of-market erosion from global shift in volume to low-cost countries by transitioning to a sustainable supply chain model. Today, Mauritius perseveres as a competitive sourcing destination on a value basis, addressing the needs for design-to-value products.
Topics to be covered:
- Insights of the Textile and Apparel Industry of Mauritius.
- A duty-free gateway to USA.
- The emergence of eco-design products.
- Sustainable sourcing.
- Trade and Investment opportunities in the sector.
Mr. Geerish Bucktowonsing, Director of Industry, Economic Development Board Mauritius