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Mauritius clothing sector at a crossroads 1 Nov 2017

The textile and clothing industry in Mauritius is facing tough times and fresh challenges, with exports falling amidst unfavourable currency shifts.


Africa garment industry embarks on digital roadmap 11 Oct 2017

Is Africa prepared for significant change in the way that its clothing and textile manufacturing sector does business, ranging from the design and manufacturing of goods to how the customer is serviced? This was one of the key questions debated at the recent Origin Africa event in Mauritius.


Mauritius on a mission to elevate manufacturing credentials 3 Jun 2016

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has established a solid reputation over the years as a manufacturer of high-tech, high-end clothing. And the Indian Ocean island nation is keener than ever to build on its strengths through investment in innovation and geographic expansion, as industry executives tell just-style. 


MAURITIUS SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry in brief 9 Jun 2014

Mauritius (officially the Republic of Mauritius), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000km off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, the islands of Agalega and the archipelago Saint Brandon.


ANALYSIS: Mauritius apparel sector faces up to challenges 22 May 2014

Textile and apparel has grown to become one of the main pillars of Mauritius' economy in the last decade. Trade deals in place with Europe and the US have certainly contributed, helping boost the country's exports last year. While the sector still faces a number of challenges, the opportunities appear to be outweighing those. Michelle Russell reports.

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Ciel Textiles H1 hit by lower knit earnings 16 Feb 2017

Ciel Textiles, the Mauritius-listed clothing business which supplies a number of European retailers, saw earnings decline in its first-half, with its knits and knitwear division suffering a "difficult" semester.


Mauritius speed-to-market scheme to boost EU exports 9 Jan 2017

Mauritius textile and apparel exporters are to receive a financial boost through a new government scheme aimed at improving speed-to-market and enhancing the industry's competitiveness in the European market.


Mauritian manufacturers to exhibit at UK sourcing fair 4 Oct 2016

A delegation of leading Mauritian garment manufacturers will attend an apparel sourcing event in London next month to showcase what the country's apparel and textile industry has to offer.


Ciel Textile FY hit by lower knitwear earnings 23 Sep 2016

Ciel Textile has booked a decline in earnings for its last fiscal as its knitwear unit was impacted by the launch of a new factory in India and the company battled a challenging international retail environment. 


Mauritius expects UK exports to drop 10% post-Brexit 1 Aug 2016

Revenue generated by exports to the UK from Mauritius will be down by around 10% this year following the Brexit vote, according to the country's Export Association (MEXA).


Ciel Textile Q3 hit by lower knit earnings 16 May 2016

Mauritius-listed clothing manufacturer Ciel Textile booked a drop in earnings in its third-quarter, citing lower profit margins in its knitwear division.


Mauritian manufacturers to showcase apparel in UK 28 Apr 2016

A delegation of leading Mauritian garment manufacturers will head up a trade event in London next month to showcase what the country's apparel and textile industry has to offer. 


Asia expansion lifts Ciel Textile's FY profit 29 Sep 2015

Mauritius-listed clothing manufacturer Ciel Textile has booked a 38.3% hike in full-year profit, thanks to its expansion in Asia, but warns market conditions in Europe and South Africa remain challenging.


Gerber launches Mauritius apparel software programme 27 Aug 2015

Gerber Technology has established a technical assistance and training programme in Mauritius, aimed at boosting the uptake of its software solutions for apparel pattern making.


Unions urge Mauritian garment industry changes 5 Jun 2015

Unions have called on the Mauritian government to raise the minimum wage in the garment sector and put a mechanism in place to enforce freedom of association and collective bargaining in the country.