Textile Manufacturing in Mexico

Wage inflation and rising transportation costs make offshoring difficult. Relocating to Mexico slashes those costs, dramatically reduces time to market, and gives you far more production oversight and control.

Skip the long transport time and tariffs by near-shoring production to Mexico

Offshoring to China or other southeast Asian countries means tariff concerns, rising fuel and transportation costs, and ever-increasing difficulty keeping up with seasonal changes in demand.

But textile manufacturing in Mexico with a Tecma shelter operation allows companies to leverage existing supply chains, duty-free exports to the US, shorter time to market, and duty-free materials from USMCA free countries.

Mexican textile industry by the numbers


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Find out how Mexico can benefit your company

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Mexico’s advantages for the textile industry

  • Specialized Affordable Workforce

    Mexico employs over 450,000 skilled textile factory workers at rates less than China’s wages. Further, this workforce is highly specialized in niche markets and high-quality materials – from clothing manufacturing to specialty textile production.

  • The USMCA Advantage

    Textile manufacturing in Mexico rather than China doesn’t just mean more flexibility and shorter lead times for the US market. Thanks to the USMCA’s “yarn forward” rules of origin, it also means importing raw materials made in North America duty-free.


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Learn how to transition your textile operation to Mexico with minimum risk

We’ve been there We’ve done that!

Julian Lopez

Julian Lopez
Sr.Program Manager

With Tecma you can manage a fully functioning textile plant in Mexico without worrying about peripheral functions like recruitment, site selection, regulatory issues, or supply chain matters.

Tecma Shelter Services allow you to maintain your focus on manufacturing while Tecma takes care of Mexico. Over time, we have developed a proven system by which your company can avoid the costs of maintaining an internal recruiting team, extend its human resources networking reach, and achieve and maintain compliance with all aspects of Mexican Law.

Focus on simplified production with Tecma shelter services

  1. All-in-One Solutions

    We offer complete service packages tailored to your unique needs. From site selection to workforce recruitment to supply-chain optimization, our unique shelter solutions give you the options you need to navigate this challenging industry and excel in Mexico.

  2. Compliance Is Effortless

    Compliance issues can sidetrack you from your manufacturing mission. But when it comes to regulatory and tax issues, Tecma has you covered, every step of the way.

  3. Lower Production Costs

    Shelter manufacturing in Mexico is how our top-tier clients stay ahead of the competition by lowering costs – 50% or more in many cases. Tecma’s 34+ years supporting textile manufacturers means more savings for you.

  4. IMMEX to the Max

    You don’t have to choose between contract manufacturing and a wholly-owned subsidiary. We leverage Mexico’s Maquiladora program (IMMEX) so you can quickly transition to manufacturing in Mexico without having to open a Mexican company. It’s the best of both worlds.

Just what is a Mexican Shelter for Manufacturers?


Perhaps you have a robust manufacturing operation in the US, but want to move manufacturing to Mexico to reduce costs. Opening a factory in a foreign country is layered in bureaucratic complexities, liabilities, and logistics hassle.

A shelter is a legal structure already established in Mexico under which you can operate as a division. This allows you to focus only on core functions while the shelter company handles everything from tax compliance to import/export to accounting and HR.

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Interested in manufacturing in Mexico?

With shelter operations in the textile hubs in Juarez, Tijuana, and Guanajuato region, where 63% of Mexico’s textile industry is concentrated, we can start your textile factory off right. We’ve spent years cultivating relationships with quality supplier networks and extensive talent pools. Our administrative support is second to none. Textile manufacturing in Mexico is easy and cost-effective with a Tecma shelter that keeps you in control of your products.

Manuel Ochoa
Manuel Ochoa