The Moztex clothing factory in the southern Mozambican city of Matola has announced that, since it began working in September 2009, it has exported about 120,000 items of ready-to-wear clothing to South Africa.
Moztex operates out of premises that once housed the giant Texlom textile factory, which used to be one of the largest employers in Matola. The factory is owned by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which says that it has so far invested 2.5 million US dollars in the factory, and plans to raise this figure to 7.5 million.
Moztex is a pioneering ready to wear garment manufacturing industry, which employs some 600 women, trained in new skills in house, exporting quality products from Mozambique currently to South Africa with plans to start exports to Europe and North America soon. The company operates on C.M. basis in both knits and wovens.
Picture: His Highness the Aga Khan takes a tour of Moztex garment manufacturing industry, which trains and employs women. - Photo: AKDN / Zahur Ramji
More on: AllAfrica.com and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)