Esquel Group is a Chinese textile manufacturing company. It is the world's largest woven shirt maker, producing about 100 million shirts annually. The family owned business was founded in 1978 by family patriarch Yang Yuan-loong.
The opening of China that year had according to one of Yang's daughters led to the decision to establish the company. Most of the company's manufacturing facilities are in China. It has other facilities in Malaysia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Its operations in China like the rest of the textile industry in China have faced the constant pressure of rising labor costs and stricter environmental regulation. The company has strategy of upgrading or opening new facilities with better automation to counter the competitive pressure of rising wages.
This strategy was noted by the South China Morning Post as different from some other competitors which sought to diversify operations by moving to other countries with lower labor costs.
With full control of every step in the process, from cotton seed research to product retailing, Esquel has become a total service and solution provider of textiles and apparels. The adoption of innovative approaches helps improve the efficiency of our work and the quality of its products, while also maximizing its people’s potential.
The products include: Cotton, yarn, fabric, shirts and accessories.
According to esquel.com