Garments & Textiles
Martintrux Dover was initially set up by a large group which included Fashion Distribution Ltd, so we have always had strong ties with the ‘Rag Trade’. Originally, we imported expensive fashion from Italy and stock production from Yugoslavia whilst, of course, exporting top quality woollen and other exclusively British textile products.
Sadly, certain production costs close to home have became prohibitive for some markets, and Garment manufacturers looked further afield for processing in order to remain competitive. In the 1990s, Portugal and Romania became popular for their economy and manufacturing skill base, but even they have succumbed to the joys of EU Membership and have seen their cost of operating increase. North Africa, Morocco and Tunisia, became popular but even they began to lose out to far flung outposts such as China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine.