Despite its name, Burkina Faso is one of the leading countries in the African continent for the manufacturing of garments. This is thanks to the vast range of resources available in the country, which is a boon for the clothing industry. Below are a list of some of the top garment manufacturing companies in the country, including names such as Aramys Group, Cavalier International, Gonser Group, Mahdco TUNISIE and Scoop – Global Sourcing.
1 Aramys Group
Using the nitty gritty of the business world, Aramys Group stands out from the pack. The company has a lot to offer in terms of technology, design, production and distribution.
For instance, the company has the largest women’s clothing manufacturing facility in West Africa. It also has a strong manufacturing and sales team. Its commercial activity was boosted by its acquisition of new facilities.
The Aramys Group’s top-notch product portfolio is complemented by a robust client management and procurement division. As the name suggests, the company has a strong client-centric mindset.
This coupled with its modern technology infrastructure translates into the smoothest customer experiences. In fact, it boasts of a customer base of nearly 50 countries. The company has a total of twelve companies across two continents. It is also home to the country’s biggest textile exhibition, Aramys Africa.
Despite its many accolades, the company’s humble roots date back to 1938, when the king of the cloths established a modest laundry service. With its rebirth, the company has grown into a larger enterprise, albeit in a different segment of the textile industry. The company has also branched out into more advanced resources, such as its latest acquisition, a denim washing facility in Tunisia.
Aramys Group’s aforementioned achievements have paved the way for the next generation of textile technology. This includes a state of the art spinning facility and a loom facility. Aramys has also managed to make its mark in the manufacturing sector, with an impressive roster of clients.
2 Cavalier International
Founded in 1982, Cavalier International is one of the largest garment manufacturing companies in Burkina Faso. The company currently comprises four large production units. The company has a global network for sourcing, manufactures high-end denim, and develops products with total social and environmental commitment.
The company also has a well-developed related services arm. This includes a wide array of sourcing, export and processing services.
The company is particularly strong in the apparel sector, where it provides a wide range of garments to leading international brands. Its commercial activity is boosted by its acquisition of new facilities and a client-centric approach. Its latest acquisition is a brand-new model factory in Ghana.
The company has also developed some cool new technology in the form of a Faso Dan Fani fabric, which has earned it a place in the artisanal cotton processing sub-sector. The company has a ginning capacity of 125 tonnes per day and employs a workforce of young and enthusiastic craftsmen. Its latest innovation, the Faso Dan Fani, has been spotted on the shelves of Vivienne Westwood.
The company has also made an appearance in the world of sourcing, with a particular focus on Tunisia. It has collaborated with Printemps and Celio, and is working on an e-commerce initiative with Lacoste. The company has even secured a $20m Series A funding deal led by Goldman Sachs.
Agricultural and livestock farming are the economic foundations of Burkina Faso. A growing number of sectors are emerging to meet the demands of a modern economy.
Cotton production is one of the most important industries in Burkina Faso. In 2001, the International Cotton Advisory Committee ranked Burkina Faso as the lowest production cost producer. But with the rise of competition from subsidised growers in the United States, production remains hampered.
As part of its poverty reduction strategy, the government of Burkina Faso has implemented six lines of action. It is focusing on improving the governance of natural resources, refocusing the state’s role and accelerating growth. It is also using modern tools to sustain development. The country shares its borders with Mali, Ivory Coast and Ghana.
The textile, apparel and footwear manufacturing sector employs 46 500 people. During the global financial crisis of 2008, employment in the sector declined significantly. However, this industry remains the country’s largest formal private sector employer. Its employment peak was at 54 000 workers in early 2003.
The fabric and garment manufacturing industry in Lesotho has been a major contributor to the national economy. Its four garment plants produce 6.3 million clothing units per year. These garments are predominantly exported to South Africa. They are mostly purchased by garment design/sourcing houses in Cape Town and Durban.
The garment industry in Lesotho is supported by two commission embroidery firms and two commission garment screen-printers. It has limited facilities for dyeing, commission laundries, and packaging.
4 Mahdco TUNISIE
Fabindia, one of the largest garment manufacturing companies in the world, has earned a reputation for its consistently excellent customer service and uncompromised quality standards.
Its world-class infrastructural facilities make it a powerhouse of the garment industry. This Tunisian company is vertically integrated, dedicated to the export market and covers a wide range of sourcing services. Despite its global presence, it is also ethically-friendly.
The company started as a small family business with 27 employees and three family businesses. In 2010, the company employed 3600 people and was expanding rapidly. It is a leading textile manufacturing company in Tunisia. It has over forty years of experience in the industry. Its product line includes casual, workwear, and sportswear. In addition to its own brand, the company supplies leading European brands.
The company’s products are developed with total commitment to social and environmental responsibility. The firm has a team of over 2,000 employees and produces high-quality clothing and soft separates for international brands. It is part of the MADFORWATER project, which is designed to improve wastewater treatment and reuse. The company also designs and manufactures bespoke extrusion lines.
The company is led by commercial director Amin Bouhajeb and production director Mohamed Affes. The company has a young, engaged workforce and is a member of the Association of Tunisian Garment Manufacturers. Its products are sold in over 50 countries.
5 Gonser Group
Founded in 1938 as a laundry, the Gonser Group has expanded to twelve companies operating on two continents. With over five decades of experience in the garment manufacturing industry, the company has an in-depth knowledge of all the treatments necessary for the production of apparel.
In Burkina Faso, the company is represented by its flagship brand, Mahdco Tunisia, a leading lingerie and swimwear manufacturer. The company also operates in the textile and footwear sector.
The company is headed by commercial director Amin Bouhajeb, and production director Mohamed Affes. They have a team of about 120 people and have a total production space of 1200 m2. The company produces a weekly total of 20,000 to 25,000 pieces of apparel. The company works with a variety of materials, including fabrics from Europe and Turkey. The company is also involved in the MADFORWATER project, which improves wastewater treatment.
The company also produces a variety of soft separates and tailoring. The company works closely with the supply chain to deliver quality products. The company’s products are exported to major international brands.
The company’s main goal is to deliver quality products to customers, while working with the community. The company uses recycled fabrics to reduce environmental impact. It also provides a variety of services, such as garment cleaning and dry cleaning. The company’s main objective is to offer high-quality products at an affordable price.
6 Scoop – Global Sourcing
Amongst the many garment manufacturing companies in Burkina Faso, Scoop – Global Sourcing ranks as one of the top contenders in the apparel manufacturing arena. The company is known for its innovative solutions in the areas of Protection Wear, Work Wear, Medical Equipment, and Technical Sportswear.
The company is also renowned for its commitment to social and environmental responsibility. It was the company’s mission to improve the lives of workers in the garment industry that led to the creation of the first ever Fair Trade Network in Burkina Faso. The organization’s mission statement is to improve the lives of artisanal fabric weavers in West Africa by providing quality employment opportunities, training, and fair prices for its products.
Henry Pham (Pham Quang Anh), CEO of DONY Garment
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