South Africa with a new economic freedom, the country is developing rapidly into a hotspot for textile, and apparels, attracting the eyes of the world. It is rapidly becoming a preferred sourcing destination for many international apparel makers.
Textile and apparel exports:
Textile and apparel exports from South Africa are mainly directed towards UK, France, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan. Wool, coarse & fine animal hair, braids, synthetic filaments, and woven fabrics of cotton are the main items of textile exports. A reduction in the import duties of US is likely to enhance textile and apparel exports of S Africa to US. Most of the textile industries are concentrated in the coastal areas of Kwa-Zulu Natal, West & Eastern Cape.