OVERVIEW OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY IN ANGOLA
Angola’s textile industry is mostly dominated by activities related to cotton processing and encompassing the farming of cottonseed. For the past ten years, the clothing and textile sector in Angola has faced a number of challenges that have halted the production of cotton, thereby forcing the country to import raw-materials for the sector. In addition, several of Angola’s main garment manufacturers have faced significant setbacks, and almost all of the fabric plants in the country have closed down. However, the industry is now being revived, with US$1bn worth of investment provided by the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation. In 2013, imports of textile stood at US$ 45 million, predominately from China, India, Portugal, Brazil and South Africa. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) has declined by…show more content… Nandan Exim Limited. Manufacturers & exporters of grey cotton fabrics, khakis & denims based in Ahmadabad, Gujarat; part of the Chiripal Group; has a production capacity of 7 million meters of cotton & blended fabric & 10 million metres of denim per year. 6.Soma Textiles & Industries Ltd. It includes yarn (100% cotton combed, polyester-viscose), shirting & bottom wear fabrics (cotton & poly cotton) & denims; has 55,000 spindles, 72 high-speed looms etc. 7.Anjani Synthetics Ltd. It includes bed sheets, dress materials, shirting, scarves, flannel, curtains & seersucker fabric. 8.Blue Blends (India) Ltd. It is Manufacturers & exporters of denim fabric for men's, ladies & children's wear; its manufacturing unit is located at Piplej, Gujarat; uses slasher dyeing technology and air-jet weaving machines.
9.Digjam Ltd. Company in the S.K. Birla group that manufactures fabrics for suitings under the brand name Digjam; has been awarded ISO 9001 & Wool mark certifications for Dig jam