Currently, the top list of garment manufacturing companies in Burundi includes SA Textiles, Quantum and Craigwood. These companies are specialized in the design and manufacturing of textiles and fabrics, and are among the leading producers of high-end clothing in the region. As a result, they are the preferred choice for many designers.
Among the many garment manufacturing companies in Burundi, Craigwood has been churning out quality garments for some time now. In fact, the aforementioned company has a factory in Bangladesh and a joint venture in China. In short, Craigwood can provide a turnkey solution for its customers.
Its wares include men’s and ladies’ garments, as well as children’s clothing and accessories. Its operations are slick and the people working for it are friendly and efficient. In terms of customer service, the company has a wholly owned customer support team. Moreover, the company has several in-house marketing and communications departments. In fact, the company’s main website is devoted to marketing and communications efforts. Aside from a plethora of content for employees, the site also boasts a robust blogosphere.
2 Couture de Burundi
Located in the East African region, Burundi is a small country with a large population. The country is the second most densely populated in Africa after Rwanda. Its capital is Bujumbura. Its language is French. Its largest ethnic group is the Hutu, accounting for approximately 84% of the population. The remaining 14% are Tutu.
A new breed of people has emerged from the ashes of the 15-year civil war, willing to explore foreign ways of doing things and incorporate the best of both worlds. In fact, one of the largest markets in the city is the clothing industry. The most notable brands include Marks and Spencer, Bango, and Ralph Lauren.
For the fashionista, a handbag is mandatory. Although abayas and two-piece cloths are common among Burundi’s herders, the latest fashion trends in the country are geared towards western tastes. Similarly, T-shirts and other such attire are favored by youth.
The fashion forward Burundian would be remiss not to mention a number of fashion related events, including the unveiling of the country’s first television network and the initiation of a government subsidy scheme. The country is home to several reputable textile companies, though some of them have closed up shop. During the height of the aid-to-couture era, the textile industry was on a roll, and officials were keen to capitalize on the burgeoning industry. However, the plan didn’t materialize until the mid-1960s.
The aid-to-couture plan was also a bit overambitious in its design and implementation. While the plan was a worthy goal, its achievements were hampered by a lack of budget and support from the French authorities. In addition, it was a mere footnote to the larger plan, which involved the enactment of the aforementioned large-scale scheme.
3 SA TEXTILES
Founded in 1988, SA TEXTILES is a company that produces a wide variety of textile products for the international market. Its staff is led by a formidable team of directors with a common vision and a shared passion for retail and wholesale. Located in Verulam, South Africa, the company is a vertical textile manufacturer that produces knitted fabrics, yarns, screen-printing, and finished garments.
In its efforts to diversify the economy away from agriculture, the Bangladesh government has worked to strengthen the export textile industry. In addition to offering duty-free access to the EU under GSP, the country is also offering a range of incentives for textile relocation.
A key component of its growth is its ability to supply the world’s leading apparel manufacturers with superior quality wool. The country’s labour costs are low, which makes it attractive to apparel suppliers.
J M Valjee, who founded the company, was joined by his brothers. Today, the company is a leading textile manufacturer in South Africa.
The company has recently signed a MoU with the Ethiopian government. It is also working with ITC’s Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa programme. The company plans to build two manufacturing sites in Tanzania.
The apparel and garment sector in Africa is expected to grow at a CAGR of five percent over the next five years. With better infrastructure and skill management, the industry can expand even faster. The country has a strategic geographic position and easy access to land. It also has cheap power and young talent.
Several textile companies in South Africa produce top-quality textile products and export them to the international market. Some of them have been in the industry for more than a decade.
Located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Quantum factories produce some of the highest quality garments in the world. A number of them are members of the Cambodian Garment Manufacturers Association. They also claim to have the world’s best design team.
Using advanced technology and a lot of imagination, the company has created a number of innovative products and solutions. The company recently signed an MoU with Surbana Jurong, Asia’s leading urban infrastructure consultancy. This partnership will allow the two organisations to leverage their resources to meet development goals.
Quantum’s main goal is to make a visible contribution to Africa’s development. They do this by identifying opportunities in the African market and linking them to global markets. They use their experience and expertise to identify projects that will help the country’s growth and development. In addition, they manage a family of funds in Mauritius, which has long been considered an emerging investment hotspot.
Their investment team focuses on four main areas: Healthcare, Infrastructure, Agriculture, and direct investments in African assets. Among other things, the group is responsible for managing Surbana Jurong’s family of sector agnostic structured equity funds. The group also has a robust Africa for Africa strategy, which is focused on enhancing the capacity of companies to produce goods and services in the continent.
The company has also recently been acquired by Japanese trading firm Itochu. This move will help the company continue its foray into the sub-Saharan African market. The company now has around 5000 employees worldwide. A few years ago, the company had a UK knitwear operation with a large state-of-the-art Shima Seiki Wholegarment capability.
The new group has also launched a range of products and services to cater to the needs of the garment and apparel industry. Among other things, they offer high-technology instruments, systems and services.
Besides its role as a source of employment, Kenya’s garment industry offers opportunities to build skills from the factory floor to management level, streamline trade logistics, and increase the country’s share of global trade. In order to sustain this growth, however, collaboration among all stakeholders is necessary.
The Kenyan textile industry has witnessed an exponential growth in recent years. It is now one of the largest industries in the country and employs hundreds of thousands of people. The industry has gained significant popularity in the local and international market.
The apparel sector in Kenya specializes in high volume bulk basics. This industry plays a crucial role in the economic diversification of the country. It also serves as a potential gateway to other manufactured goods. It has benefited greatly from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which provides duty-free access to the United States for most Sub-Saharan African firms.
Some of the companies in the industry are Bhupco Textile Mills Ltd, Alliance Garment Industries Ltd, and Spin Knit Limited. These companies specialize in garment exports and employ hundreds of employees. They operate from Thika Road in Nairobi, Kenya. They produce all kinds of fabrics, including denim, cotton, polyester, wool, and linen. They import and export cotton, polyester, and synthetic yarns. They also sell knitted and woven fabrics.
Another major company in the industry is UTI, which produces woven and knitted fabrics. Its facilities are located in Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa. These fabrics are used in various industries, including healthcare, hospitality, and retail.
The company’s products include men’s and women’s clothing, work wear, sports wear, and outdoor clothing. It has an established presence in more than 200 countries and successfully operates in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
Henry Pham (Pham Quang Anh), CEO of DONY Garment
This year, we have found that many international buyers are seeking new suppliers based in nations outside of China and Thailand to purchase many goods and products, including uniforms, workwear, reusable cloth face mask, and protective clothing.
At DONY Garment, we are proud to welcome international customers, especially those based in the US, Canada, the Middle East, and the EU market to discover the professional production line at our factory in Vietnam.
We guarantee our products are of the highest quality, at an affordable cost, and easy to transport across the world.