Discover manufacturers in Egypt
Egypt is widely renowned as a sourcing hub for a large variety of apparel products. The region offers ethical, socially compliant factories with export experience. The supply chain is vertically integrated. Many companies are certified by WRAP, ISO and OEKO-TEX.
- Egypt enjoys duty-free market access to US market (QIZ) and to Europe with a double transformation rule of origin. In addition, Egypt has free trade agreements with other countries like GAFTA, Turkey, Mercosur, EFTA.
- Egypt’s textiles and clothing sector is the most integrated on the African continent. The country offers a well-developed infrastructure and is investing in roads, electricity networks and irrigation projects, including 15 marine ports.
- Egypt offers shorter routes to the U.S. compared to other Asian ports (12 days shipping compared to over a month).
- 129 Egyptian Manufacturers are accredited to use the Egyptian Cotton Logo meeting high standards of 100% pure Egyptian Cotton. Egypt is also the largest producer of Extra-long staple cotton in Africa.
- 26 Egyptian Factories were certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) which covers processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading.
- Egypt offers a large, cost-effective, skilled labor force. Labor costs are low in Egypt, with minimum labor wages of $115, compared to competitors like China, Cambodia, India, or Vietnam. Electricity costs around 8cents a kilowatt-hour compared to three to four times of that amount in China.
- Egypt is a sourcing hub for a large variety of apparel products. The region offers ethical, socially compliant factories with export experience. The supply chain is vertically integrated. Many companies are certified by WRAP, ISO and OEKO-TEX.
- Apparel factories adopted different technologies in denim production achieve significant energy, chemical and especially water savings. Egypt is ranked as the world’s sixth largest exporter of blue denim apparel to U.S. in 2019, which recorded $174 M/USD in 2019 compared to $153 M/USD in 2018 with 12% growth rate.
Egyptian Apparel Sector achieved a rise of 6% in 2019 compared to 2018
About the Associations
The Apparel Export Council of Egypt; commonly known as AECE is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Ministry of Trade and Industry and an assembly of the most prominent Textile’s exporters, responsible for the development and promotion of textile industries exports.
AECE is a non-profit organization established by the Ministerial Decree No.521 for the year 1997. It’s mandate is to act as an advisory board to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Policy Advocacy in which it lobbies for the welfare of the sector’s exporters, and finally to market and promote for the Egyptian Apparel exports.
To position Egypt as an international hub for global sourcing of Apparel products and services in terms of design, quality, cost-effectiveness, vertical manufacturing, and resources utilizing Egypt’s advantageous geographical location and trade agreements.
To become the mediator and play a pivotal role between Textile exporters and all stakeholders to develop strong ties, to foster mutual interests, create awareness on the significance of the sector, improve efficiency and effectiveness of the sector and ensure transparency with all concerned parties.
The textiles and clothing sector in Egypt is technically supported by the International Trade Centre (ITC). ITC is the joint agency of the WTO and the United Nations fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Within the framework of ITC’s Global Textiles and Clothing Programme (GTEX) and its related work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENATEX), ITC works with the T&C sector in Egypt to increase the export competitiveness of enterprises while building institutional capacities of T&C-related bodies such as the Apparel Export Council of Egypt to support the industry.
The GTEX MENATEX programme is funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of the Swiss Confederation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), focusing presently on the six priority countries of Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan and Tunisia. For more information visit https://www.intracen.org/projects/Global-Textiles-and-Clothing-Programme-GTEX/
- Knitted Products: T-shirts/ Polo-shirts/ Pants / Shorts/ Sweatshirt/ Hoodies/ Sportswear/ Kidswear/ Underwear Sleepwear.
- Woven Products: Shirts/ Suits/ Blazers/ Jackets/ Trousers/ Uniforms/ Denim (bottoms – tops – jackets).
- Accessories & Feeding Industry: Zippers/ Buttons/ Hangers… Etc.
AECE extends its services to the member companies in the following areas:
Export Assistance Services:
- Help in assessing companies’ export potentiality and adapting up to date export strategies and trends.
- Provide the members with export opportunities by developing strong rapport with sourcing offices, importers’ association, and Egyptian commercial offices all over the world.
- Assist companies to connect with various stakeholders to enhance the exporting process.
- Lobby with the policy makers for the interest of the sector.
- Prepare and implement the yearly sector plan for international trade fairs.
- Coordinating inbound & outbound trade missions.
- Organize sector promotion events.
- Work on the sector image building by developing different promotional tools.
Market Intelligence & Information Services:
- Help member companies to Identifying potential markets by conducting in-house studies on foreign markets and determining routes to international markets.
- Provide export & import analysis reports.
Development& Training Services:
- Enhance exporters’ skills and awareness of global market rules, regulations, and trade agreements.
- Work with several service providers to tailor vocational and managerial training courses to help increase efficiency, and developing export potentiality.
- Create awareness on export culture among non- exporters & increasing their export readiness.
AECE also builds relationships with counterpart organizations worldwide to:
Exchange trade & industry related information and encourage joint ventures & technological alliances with other countries.
|Company name||City||Segment||Target Group||Product Group|
|bishara for fashion||10th of Ramdan City||Casual, Formal||Men, Women||Dresses & Skirts, Shirts & Blouses, T-Shirts & Polos|
|El-Askary Dott Jeans||Al Obour City||Casual||Men, Women, Kids||Denim & Jeans, Dresses & Skirts, Shirts & Blouses, Trousers & Shorts|
|EL-Rawda||Kafr El-Dawar||Casual||Men, Women, Kids, Baby||Dresses & Skirts, Sweatshirts, T-Shirts & Polos|
|ESPERANZA for READY CLOTHES||Cairo||Casual, Workwear||Men, Women, Kids||Sweatshirts, T-Shirts & Polos, Underwear & Loungewear|
|International Textile House Of Egypt (Ith) Factory||Cairo||Active, Casual||Men, Women, Kids||Sweatshirts, T-Shirts & Polos, Trousers & Shorts|
|Rabbit for Modern Industries||Cairo||Active, Casual, Formal, Workwear||Men, Women, Kids||Jackets & Coats, Shirts & Blouses|
|SAF Garment||Zawya Abd Al-Qader||Active, Casual||Men, Women, Kids, Baby||Dresses & Skirts, T-Shirts & Polos, Trousers & Shorts|
|TM Uniform and Hotel Spplies||Giza||Formal, Workwear||Men, Women, Kids||Full Body, Suits & Blazers|
|Viva 1960||Cairo||Casual||Men, Women, Kids||Lingerie, Underwear & Loungewear|