Textile and Apparels
Malaysia has become a global trendsetter in the field of textiles and apparel wear. Malaysian designers have been creating clothing worn by celebrities, members of royalty and even heads of states. Malaysian textile and fashion entrepreneurs are more than capable of becoming international players, given their many talents.
The textile and apparels industry is an ever-growing market, with key competitors being China, EU, US and India. Nonetheless, Malaysia’s mature and well-established textile and apparels industry provides plentiful growth potential. Business opportunities lie in the higher end of the global value chain and the diversified production of higher value-added products.
Going forward, the industry’s growth will depend on building a stronger and more comprehensive ecosystem that focusses on talent, skills and innovation. Industry 4.0 technologies such as automation have impacted both the front-end as well as the back-end of the industry. Digital transformation has paved the way for completely new and efficient business models.
The continuing importance of the textile and apparels industry is highlighted in the country’s Third Industrial Master Plan (IMP3) and the upcoming IMP4, which identified industrial and technical textiles, functional fabrics, high-end fabrics and ethnic fabrics as growth categories. We welcome investments that are involved in the improvement of product quality while allowing the maintenance of reasonable price levels and contribute to the country’s export earnings.
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which includes made-up garments, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and accessories (labels, button, zippers, packaging, etc.)
which includes boots, shoes, sandals, slippers and clogs
which is used to make a variety of accessories including footwear, automobile seats, clothing, bags, book bindings, fashion accessories and furniture
which includes decorative items worn for personal adornment made up of jewellery or precious metals, and costume jewellery such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets and cufflinks.
Federation of Malaysian Fashion,
Textile & Apparel Industrial
Industrial Sdn. Bhd
Recron Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Jin Huo Gold & Jewellery
Industries (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Habib Jewels Sdn. Bhd.
Bonia Corporation Berhad
Fibertex Nonwovens Sdn Bhd
Penfabric Sdn Bhd
Bata (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
The Federation of Malaysian Fashion, Textiles and Apparels (FMFTA) was launched in collaboration with MIDA in 2019, in line with Malaysia’s initiative to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0.
The federation was established as a response to the advent of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital printing, cloud computing and system integration that have impacted both the front end as well as the back end of the textiles and apparels industry.
The FMFTA has the following objectives: