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Cape Town welcomes installation of yet another clothing and textile manufacturing plant

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town’s economic growth directorate has welcomed yet another clothing and textile manufacturing plant to the Mother City.

Economic growth mayco member James Vos attended the launch of Ivilitex, a new high-tech clothing and textile manufacturing facility in Epping, in the week.

Ivilitex forms part of the Ivili Group, founded and led by a South African woman. The clothing manufacturing company will produce jeanswear for the local retailer market using state-of-the-art technology.

According to the City, the local clothing company is aiming to lead the charge towards increasing locally produced apparel from the current 44% to 65% by 2030.

Commenting on the launch of the facility, Vos said from small and medium-sized enterprises to large retailers with global footprints, the local industry makes up around 14% of manufacturing employment in the country, meaning that it facilitates an estimated 60 000 to 80 000 jobs. Of this, 23 800 people work in Cape Town.

Source: IOL News


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