Many of Lesotho’s garment companies are subsidiaries
of larger textile and garment corporations with
manufacturing operations throughout the globe.
There are 40 factories specialising in both woven
and knit garments. Two commission garment screen
printers, two embroidery firms and a stand-alone
laundry support the industry. Some garment firms
have in-house embroidery, screen-printing, heat-transfer
processes, and laundry and garment finishing facilities.
Although Lesotho factories compete with each other
to get orders, they also work co-operatively to
form a "cluster" that offers a full range of services.