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Textile sector adopts creative energy saving strategies
Mar '09
Globalization has created deep structural changes in the textile industry of Mauritius, enabling it to reposition itself at the global forefront. Textile industry in Mauritius contributes to 10% of its GDP and 40% of its export earnings. Currently, the industry is at crossroads.

The textile sector has moved gracefully from mass production of low cost basics to higher value added fashion segment, where the mass is less. It is also believed that the country is in a better position to compete and offer incremental rises in labor productivity.

Despite mounting global crisis, the textile industry of the country is able to restructure itself by cutting down production costs at all levels. The energy saving strategies practiced has significantly contributed in this set objective.

This is achieved by improving efficiency of electricity use, effective selection of fuel, proper use of steam, using measuring instruments and automatic controls, and through process modification.

The ultimate aim of the Mauritian textile industry is to minimize cost, reduce environmental impact, and remain competitive.

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