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Philippines Textile Industry
Philippines garments and clothing industry has ample supply of labor. Qualified workers are abundant and can easily be trained to handle the machinery and equipment used in the production process
The manufacturer-exporters also avail of the services of subcontractors to perform some of the processes in garment production such as sewing, embroidery, printing, dyeing, knitting, pressing, finishing and packing
The industry has realized the importance of automation in improving productivity. The use of computerized machinery and equipment such as the CAD/CAM, machine attachments and barcode tickets has enhanced the manufacturing processes and has lowered manpower requirements and supervising time needed.
The manufacturers' costs have been dramatically reduced, quality and speed of delivery has improved and the trust of buyers has been gained
Phillippines Garment and Textile Factories
The Philippine garment industry has lost significance in the country over the years, but still plays an important role in the economy, especially in regard to employment and export.
Behind the by far dominating electronics products, clothing represents the main exports of the Philippines.
The textile industry, on the other hand, is extremely weak
The export-oriented manufacturers are producing especially for those foreign brands which are positioned in the middle or upper segment of the market
Among the strengths of the clothing industry are the good labour skills in production, the historical familiarity with Western culture
Including good knowledge of the English language, the exact fulfilment of customer requirements and the quality of the products
Philippines Garment Association
CONGEP - According to the association of the export-oriented Garment Manufacturers Confederation of Garment Exporters of the Philippines (CONGEP) the entire industry consisted at the end of 2007 around 790 companies, the number of employees counted approximately 280.000 persons.
The branch association itself counts 30 major manufacturers as members. A small business has, according to CONGEP, up to 1.500 employees, a medium sized company employs about 3.000, a large company 6.000 to 7.000 employees. The production reaches on average about 2 to 7 million dozen pieces a year