The textile and clothing industry in Malaysia has been growing at a fast pace after the country started an export-oriented industrial transformation in the early 1980s.
Today, Malaysia’s textile and apparel sector is targeting the higher end of the global value chain with diversified production of higher value-added products.
The industry has also implemented the latest automation and technology in its manufacturing and distribution, while actively seeking business collaboration with foreign companies and undertaking new research and development activities to further strengthen its competitiveness in the global market.
According to a report by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, the textile and clothing industry currently employs over 68,000 workers across more than 970 registered textile and garment factories in the country, of which over 400 are making ready-made garments, and the rest are operating in major subsectors, including polymerisation, spinning, weaving, knitting and wet processing, and textile accessories.
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