During several last years regional light industry has seen a positive dynamics. And this was despite general production cut in this sector in Russia.
The share of light industry in industrial production consistently makes 4%, which is higher than in . The leading companies of the sector are Gloria Jeans Corporation, OJSC Donetskaya Manufactura M, CJSC Dontex, CJSC Donobuv, CJSC Elegant.
Gloria Jeans Corporation takes up more than 60% of the region’s light industry production. It’s a Russia’s leading company of children’s clothing under Gloria Jeans and Gee Jay trademarks. Its production capacity includes 11 divisions in Russia and Stile Company in Ukraine. Its chain of retail stores covers not only Rostov region but almost the entire country.
OJSC Donetsk Manufacture M and CJSC Don-Tex are the largest companies manufacturing cotton goods. These companies have undergone a significant technological modernization. On Donetsk Manufacture M new weave and finishing equipment was installed. New equipment manufacturing fabrics of 200 cm width and modern finishing equipment was put into operation on Don-Tex.