Comment on Trends article of 15 February 1995.

We are now in 2004 ...

5 Years after that article, all the big shirt factories in Casablanca went bust.

Palacio: 300 employees: closed
Malabis: 500 employees: closed
Amitex: 500 employees: reduced to 100 and abandoned shirt production
DEV confection: 1200 employees: closed

My little Garbotex still exist however. The small survived and my right hand in Palacio: Aziz Makan started his own factory and does well, with only 100 workers. I think that the bad days are over for the confection in Morocco and the selection is done. The east countries like Romania Bulgaria get more expensive at the moment and this plays in favor of Morocco.

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