Tunisia enjoys several comparative advantages, such as low labour cost and proximity to the EU market.According to the 2007 textile labour cost comparison by Werner International, the average cost per operator hour in the Tunisian industry is significantly lower than in Morocco and Turkey.Due to the reactivity of the Tunsiian apparel sector delivery times ( 2 to 3 weeks ) are lower than Turkey and poland ( 3 to 4 weeks ) and definitely lower than india and china (12 à 20 weeks).

According to the 2007 textile labour cost comparison by Werner International, the average cost per operator hour in the Tunisian industry (US$2.01) is significantly lower than in Morocco (US$2.62) and Turkey (US$2.96). ( source just-style read the article ).

Flexibility, reactivity and all-size volumes

The dynamic evolution of the Textiles and Clothing Industries sector has created a whole set of opportunities not only in custom production but also in services.

  • Short runs (small lots).
  • Restocking and replenishing.
  • Reactivity

Just in time delivery

  • Time frame for samples: 3 days to one week
  • Time frame for order delivery: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Time frames met: 90% (source: Gherzi organisation)

 

Communication skills

Thanks to its proximity to Europe, Tunisian Workers are familiar with european mentality and work culture. Italy is only 1 hour away from Tunis by airplane, France and Germany 2 hours away, Copenhagen and Stockholm are 2h 30 and 3h away respectively. Most of tunisian factories employ multi-linguistic skilled workers: French, English, Italian and German are widely used.

Fundamental respect for social
and environmental standards and norms

Tunisia is signatory to the Geneva Convention on the conditions of the employment of child labour. All companies must comply with social rules and regulations; systematic control procedures ensure  that these social standards are respected.

Certification for products, systems and environment have become widespread among sector enterprises as has the development of labelling such as OEKOTEX, ECOLABEL…(see the website menu and read more under the headline social and environmental standards and norms).

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