associate sector
auto parts & components sector
chemicals sector
electronics sector
fashion and accessories sector
food sector
furnitures sector
garments sector
housewares sector
information technology sector
leathergoods sector
decors and giftwares sector
metal sector
non-metal sector
resource-based sector
 

 

I. The Philippine Garments Industry

II. Directory of Members

 

Product Coverage

For Garments product coverage/classification by Harmonized System (HS) please click here.

Product Use/s

  • Yarn
    for knitting and weaving into fabrics, garments, and   other made-up articles  
  • Fabrics
    are made into garments, accessories, home furnishings and other made- up articles  
  • Garments
    men's, women's, children's and infants' wear and other wearing apparel such as gloves, mittens, undergarments, stockings, socks, shawls, scarves, neckwear and other related apparel  
  • Other Textile made-up  Articles
    tents, luggage, fishing nets, sacks, carpets., etc.  

Production Capacity

Total monthly capacity by product of active firms.
               

Products

Unit Of Measure

Quantity/Monthly

Shorts

DPR

15,495,888

-

DZN

13,358,688

-

SET

     546,000

Trousers

DPR

     129,000

-

DZN

19,439,180

-

PRS

     336,000

-

SET

     640,000

Overalls & Coveralls

DZN

  4,652,119

-

KGM

  2,287,792

-

SET

     657,500

Shirts

DZN

27,777,488

-

KGM

       18,000

-

YDK

        6,000

Polo/Blouses

DZN

15,600,249

-

KGM

       44,000

Pyjamas & Sleepwear

DPR

     105,000

-

DZN

  6,278,235

-

KGM

     228,000

-

SET

     749,000

Bathrobes, Dressing Gowns

DZN

     944,781

& Housecoats

SET

     200,000

Dresses

DZN

14,131,967

-

SET

     161,500

-

YDK

        3,600

Skirts

DZN

67,093,558

-

SET

     136,000

Athletic Suits

DPR

     422,000

-

DZN

  6,511,830

-

SET

  4,439,000

Underwear

DZN

13,608,160

-

KGM

     120,000

-

SET

     600,000

Brassieres

DZN

  2,949,383

Foundation Garments

DZN

     268,417

Swimwear

DZN

  2,491,100

-

KGM

     171,945

Gloves made of textile

DPR

  1,891,500

-

DZN

  1,279,002

-

KGM

     200,000

-

PRS

  3,016,200

Gloves not made of

DPR

     489,000

textile

DZN

       43,617

 -

PRS

     118,000

Hosiery

DPR

     544,400

-

DZN

     737,000

-

PRS

  7,177,800

 
Factors of Production

a.   Raw Materials
The raw materials needed in the production of garments are yarn, fabrics, garment accessories (buttons, thread, zipper, rivets, etc.) and packaging materials (poly bags, corrugated boxes, etc).
Majority of the exporters import fabrics, accessories and packaging materials either directly (thru letter of credit) or under consignment.
Major sources of yarns and textiles are Taiwan, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, US, China, Indonesia, Thailand and United Kingdom.  As for garment accessories and packaging materials, major sources are Japan, USA, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea and China. 
b.  Labor
The industry has ample supply of labor.  Qualified workers are abundant and can easily be trained to handle the machinery and equipment used in the production process.
The manufacturer-exporters also avail of the services of subcontractors to perform some of the processes in garment production such as sewing, embroidery, printing, dyeing, knitting, pressing, finishing and packing.

c.   Technology
The industry has realized the importance of automation in improving productivity.  The use of computerized machinery and equipment such as the CAD/CAM, machine attachments and barcode tickets has enhanced the manufacturing processes and has lowered manpower requirements and supervising time needed.  The manufacturers' costs have been dramatically reduced, quality and speed of delivery has improved and the trust of buyers has been gained.

 
Export Performance

Please refer to http://tradelinephil.dti.gov.ph/betp/trade_stat.main for the current export performance.
 
Useful Addresses

Confederation of Garment Exporters of the Philippines  (CONGEP)
Rm. 609, 6/F, Executive Centre Bldg. Makati Ave. cor. Gil Puyat Ave. 1200 Makati City
Contact person: Mr. George T. Siy - President
Tel. no.: (632) 895-7614; (632) 895-1505
Fax no.: (632) 895-7614
Email: congep@vasia.com

Garment Business Association of the Philippines (GBAP)
Suite 1007 88 Corporate Center, Valero Cor. Sedeño Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Contact person: Ms. Margarita Dela Rama - President
Tel. no.: (632) 887-2124 / 5330706
Fax no.: (632) 887-2124 / 5330706
Email: gbap@info.com.ph 
 
Textile Mills Association of the Philippines (TMAP)
G/F Alexander House, 132 Amorsolo Street
Legaspi Vill., Makati City 1229  
Contact person: Mr. Claro C. Arriola - President
Tel. no.: (632) 818-6601; (632) 818-6605
Fax no.: (632) 818-3107
Email: tmap@pacific.net.ph  
   
Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (FOBAP)
Unit 1215 Cityland Condominium 10, Tower I #156 H.V. Dela Costa, Ayala North, Salcedo Village, 1227 Makati City
Contact person: Mr. Eliseo Miranda - President
Tel. no.: (632) 892-8492; (632) 753-3029
Fax no.: (632) 893-5126
Email: fobap@i-manila.com.ph  
   
 
Children's Apparel Association of the Philippines (CAAP)
21 Duhat Road, Potrero Malabon Metro Manila

Mr. WILLIE LIM
(President)
Email: mlac@I-next.net
Telephone No.: 363 8878 / 363 8882
 Fax No.: 361 3775
 
M.R. Knitwear Specialists Phil., Inc.
428 Calbayog St., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
 
Ms. MARGARITA J. DE LA RAMA
(General Manager)
Email: mrmerge@qinet.net
Telephone No.: 533 0214 / 532 6162 /533 0706
Fax No.: (632) 531 0863  

 

Source: Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP)