CIEL owns 56.31% of CIEL Textile Limited, a company listed on the Development and Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius since 2006. CIEL Textile is a world-class global player in textile and garments operations, spanned across Mauritius, Madagascar, India and Bangladesh.

CIEL Textile has developed into a regional one-stop shop for textiles, with vertically integrated business units, from yarn spinning to finish garments. The Group positions itself as the best alternative to China with the objective to deliver unbeatable value to medium and upmarket retailers.

production units

  • Mauritius: 8
  • Madagascar: 6
  • India: 5
  • Bangladesh: 1



Garments Exported





Cluster's Financial Results

Revenue for the year
ended 30 June 2016 (MUR)

2015 : MUR 10,131M

CIEL Textile Annual report



Knitwear Cluster


Fine Knits Cluster


Woven Cluster


executive report

CIEL Textile


Business Sectors Woven Cluster

  • Aquarelle Group

    Aquarelle Clothing Limited is an international shirts manufacturer supplying a homogenous upper/middle market segment through 10 production units in Mauritius, Madagascar and India.

    Aquarelle produces and exports some 15 million shirts and 9 million meters of woven fabric per year. The group has successfully positioned its products in an up-market and aims to be the “Best alternative to China”.


    • Consolidated Fabrics Limited (CFL): specialised in manufacturing of fabrics
    • Pastel Blue: specialised in the production of women’s shirts
    • Laguna Clothing: specialised in the production of men’s shirts
    • Aquarelle Casual: specialised in the production of casual shirts

    Workforce: 10,600

    Countries: Mauritius, Madagascar, India and Bangladesh

    Turnover: MUR 5.8BN for the year ended 30 June 2016.

    Brochure Aquarelle (PDF, 1910 Kb)

Business Sectors Fine Knits Cluster

  • Tropic Knits and CDL

    Tropic Knits is one of the largest manufacturers of quality jersey-wear garments in the Indian Ocean. With a dynamic and proactive design department, Tropic Knits Limited proposes fast and high-quality integrated product developments and sampling to international market leaders. Tropic Knits Limited is vertically integrated with CDL Knits Limited, a knitting, dyeing and finishing mill producing fabric for the fine knits garment making industry.

    Workforce: 3,900

    Countries: Mauritius, Madagascar and India

    Turnover: MUR 2.2BN for the year ended 30 June 2016

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Business Sectors Knitwear Cluster

  • Floreal Knitwear & Ferney Spinning Mills (FSM)

    Floreal Knitwear Ltd has,since its creation in 1972, developed into an international business with an annual production of 5 million sweaters. Floreal Knitwear Limited produces high quality sweaters and exports beautiful and innovative knitwear to its customers worldwide. Headquartered in Mauritius, it is an international business with a vertically integrated wool spinning factory, Ferney Spinning Mills, and factories in Madagascar and Bangladesh. Floreal Knitwear is supported by marketing and support offices in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Hong Kong and China.


    • Floreal Knitwear Ltd
    • Ferney Spinning Mills

    Workforce: 5,500

    Countries: Mauritius, Madagascar and Bangladesh

    Turnover: MUR 2.5BN for the year ended 30 June 2016

Business Sectors Textile Retail

  • Floreal Boutique

    CIEL Textile has its own retail outlets, known as Floreal Boutique, which carry the Harris Wilson, Blu River and Floreal Boutique brands.

    The shops can be found at the Floreal Square, The Caudan Waterfront, Sunset Boulevard in Grand Bay, Bagatelle Mall and VIP Way Flacq.