Textile and Sewing Industries.
In recent years, Mexico has seen a surge in sewing industry for apparel, bedding and home furnishing mainly because of time to market, reduced inventory and on-demand strategy from manufacturers and also in rising wages in China. Currently the textile and garment industries represent 4.7% of Mexico's manufacturing GDP. These industries account for approximately 20% of Mexico’s manufacturing jobs. Mexico is the world’s fifth supplier of apparel to the United States, after China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh. There are 8,614 companies nationwide and they are mostly concentrated in the metropolitan areas of Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Puebla. Nevertheless, regions on the U.S./Mexico border has a fair share of textile and garment factories, like the state of Baja California (3.2%), Chihuahua (2.2%), Coahuila (2.9%) and Nuevo Leon (6.4%). The state of Sonora offers and exceptional opportunity for companies interested in establishing textile mills and sewing factories due to the abundance of water, labor force, its proximity to the United States and superb highway network.
To learn more on how Mo-Mex can facilitate your expansion to Mexico to set up a textile or sewing operation, please contact us or call 1-520-399-5058.