Compared to other export nations in the region, Cambodia is a fairly small player in terms of population. However, the country is a major player in the textiles industry, which makes up 80% of Cambodia’s total exports.
In this article, we list some of Cambodia’s leading garment manufacturers and point you in the right direction to find alternative suppliers.
Cambodia Garment Industry Overview
A large number of Cambodia’s garment manufacturers are owned and operated by foreign companies. Many of which are from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan – but there are quite a few European players as well.
Further, Cambodian garment factories procure large quantities of fabrics and other components (e.g., velcro, zippers and buttons) from suppliers in Mainland China.
It’s also important to mention that some garment suppliers have been subject to criticism over extremely low wages, and poor facilities. That said, a few bad suppliers should not be allowed to tarnish the reputation of the entire textiles industry in Cambodia – as it provides desperately needed jobs and access to capital.
List of Garment Factories in Cambodia
Established in Cambodia in 2000, Quantum is a leading UK based manufacturer of high-quality clothing and apparel with their factories located in Cambodia. In 2017, they became part of inQube Capital Group.
They now have two large factories in Phnom Penh based on the outskirts of the capital. These factories currently have 3245 employees and manufacture men’s shirts and women’s lingerie.
The lingerie factory produces around 11.5 million women’s garments annually, while the shirts factory produces 4.5 million shirts. These include both formal and casual shirts.
Quantum exports a wide range of high-quality products to a number of leading brands worldwide. You can choose from an array of products that include:
- Bonded Knickers
- Men’s casual shirts
- Men’s formal shirts
The factories are equipped with the latest technology and claim to have one of the best research and design teams in the world.
Quantum factories are also members of the GMAC (Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia). They are well-known for having the highest levels of quality, ethics and environmental standards.
HQ Address: Unit 12, Wheatcroft Business Park, Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, NG12 4DG, United Kingdom
Dewhirst Cambodia (Co) Ltd
Established in 2011, Dewhirst Cambodia is a leading clothing manufacturer and tailoring facility. Dewhirst is a Global brand that was established in 1880, and have manufacturing plants in eight different countries including Cambodia.
They claim to have a highly qualified research and design team which enables them to maintain the finest quality standards.
The factory currently produces 17,000 jackets, 30,000 trousers and 2,000 waistcoats per week. It consists of 2,300 employees, with an aim to add another 1,000 to further increase the capacity. According to the company, their workers are given rigorous training through training schools and other skill development programs.
Dewhirst exports a wide range of products to choose from. These include:
- Men’s suits
- Formal/Casual shirts
- Formal/Casual trousers
- Women’s leisure wear
- Women’s Formal/Casual wear
- Kid’s Wear
Dewhirst also claims to have high standards of health and safety maintained in all factories.
Factory Address: Tourl Pongror Village, Chom Chao Commune, Dongkor District, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Founded in 1990, Son Keng is a leading global textiles company based in Cambodia, Hong Kong, and China. They manufacture a wide variety of fabrics. According to the company, their factories have obtained both the WRAP and BSCI certificates.
The garment factory in Cambodia was opened in 2012. This factory mainly specializes in denim and casual bottom making. A total of 1800 workers are employed in the garment factory. It consists of 1200 sewing machines and has a monthly capacity of 500,000 pieces on average.
Their wide range of fabric and apparel include:
- Black Denim
- Corduroy Denim
- Denim Fabric
- Dobby and Jacquard
- Knit like Denim
- Printing Denim
- Union Dyed Fabric
- Yarn dyed Fabric
- Casual Pants
- Fashion Pants
Son Keng has a client base worldwide. They export textiles to countries such as the UK, Spain, Holland, USA, Canada, Australia, and many Asian countries.
Factory Address: Son Keng Garment (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. National road No. 4, Sla Village, Voas commune, Samraong Torng District, Kompong Speu, Cambodia.
Scandinavian Textile (Cambodia) Co., Ltd
Starting production in Cambodia and Thailand in 1996, Scandinavian textiles is a manufacturing company that specializes in Athleisure fashion.
Their team consists of 11 nationalities and includes employees who speak 20 different languages.
The Scandinavian textiles factory in Cambodia has 1000 plus workers and a capacity of producing 7000-8000 polo shirts per day.
They claim to have a highly qualified team as well as the latest technology for the manufacturing of their products. Their main products include:
- Golf wear
- Yoga wear
Scandinavian textiles have a large number of customers worldwide. Their major customers include Ping, Columbia, Sligo, GMAC, Transview and Swede Mount. Their major export countries are USA (60%), Europe (35%) and Asia (5%).
Factory Address: Scandinavian Textile (Cambodia) Co., Ltd, New Road, Toul Sangkat, Kan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Craigwood Garment Factory Ltd
Founded in 2018 in Cambodia, Craigwood is a global garment company based in Hong Kong, UK, and South America, which has production centers in Cambodia and China. The company exports menswear, womenswear, and childrenswear.
The factory in Cambodia is located in Phnom Penh that has two production units and 100,000 sq ft of production space. The monthly capacity of the factory is 200,000 pieces.
Craigwood has a number of globally leading brands as its clients. Some of these are Armani, Asos, Dickens and Jones, Next, Red Herring, and many more. They have a wide variety of products which customers can choose from including:
- Menswear (Woven shirts)
- Ladieswear (Woven shirts)
- Childrenswear (Woven shirts)
- Jeans/Chinos (Woven bottoms)
- Swim Shorts (Woven bottoms)
The finished garments undergo 100% checking before packing. They also claim to have a strong design team which includes CAD designers and print specialists ensuring high quality.
The factory set up is environment-friendly consisting of solar energy, recycled water, and pollution free boilers.
HQ Address: 8/F., Luen Fat No.3 Industrial Bldg. 123 Wo Yi Hop Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong
How to find other suppliers in Cambodia
Cambodian suppliers are not as prominent on Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com, as their counterparts in China and Vietnam. But, there are other ways to find Cambodian garment factories.
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) lists more than 560 suppliers based in the country. Using their supplier search function, you can filter suppliers based on the following criteria:
- Owner country / region
- Location (in Cambodia)
- GMAC membership type
GMAC also provides detailed information about each supplier, such as the following:
- Company name
- Registration date
- Product scope
- Number of workers
Apparel & Textile Trade Shows in Cambodia
Rather meet suppliers face to face? The Cambodia International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition (CTH) is held annually in August. The venue is located in Phnom Penh, and is arranged by Chan Chao International Co., Ltd. based in Taipei.
The best way to get here is by flying directly to Phnom Penh International Airport, via Bangkok, Singapore or Hong Kong.
Further, most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival in Phnom Penh.