The Vita Couture-Diprints group has opened two textile factories in Morocco’s Tangier at an investment of $23,000. One will produce ready-to-wear clothing across 20 production lines and employ up to 2,200. The other, a joint venture with Spanish textile firm Santandarina, will specialise in digital fabric printing and will offer jobs to 110.

The factories will cater to large orders by international fashion companies and compete with Spanish and Turkish Manufacturers. All the apparel will be for export, according to a newspaper report in the country.

The textile export industry is one of the main contributors to national industry operations. The textile sector employs over 79, 000 people and exports to 75 countries.