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Ethiopia violence undermines sourcing strategies

The apparent benefits of Ethiopia make the country a serious risk – both politically and commercially – for apparel and textile investors, M...

Ethiopia state of emergency after factory attack

Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and high-performance leather manufacturer Pittards Plc both say they are monitoring the situation in...

Japan helps Angola restore textile sector

Japanese international trading house Marubeni Corp has teamed up with US based clothing and textile management consultants Werner Internatio...

Mauritius on a mission to elevate manufacturing

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has established a solid reputation over the years as a manufacturer of high-tech, high-end clothi...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Jean-Francois Limantour, CEDITH 2 Jul 2013

Stuart Todd

Jean-François Limantour, president of the Cercle Euro-méditerranéen des Dirigeants Textile-Habillement (CEDITH), talks to just-style about how the North African/Tunisian textile and apparel export industry is faring after the Arab Spring uprisings of two years ago.

Speaking with style: Brian Brink, Texfed 3 Oct 2008

South African restrictions on imports of Chinese textiles and clothing have not come to the rescue of the country’s ailing textile sector as effectively as had been hoped. Brian Brink, executive director of South African industry group Textile Federation (Texfed), tells just-style why firms continues to struggle.

Latest News

Ethiopia unrest triggers US travel warning 28 Oct 2016

Leonie Barrie

The United States has joined governments in the UK, Australia, Canada to advise against all non-essential travel to Ethiopia due to ongoing unrest the country.

Botswana eyes growth with first clothing college 17 Oct 2016

Andrew Maramwidze

Botswana's first vocational training school for the textiles and clothing sector has opened its doors, aiming to close the skills gap restricting the growth of the industry in this southern African country.

Messe Frankfurt launches Africa sourcing events 10 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

Trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt is to include Africa in its textile event portfolio from 2017 following a partnership with Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week in Ethiopia.

Africa's first electric railway opens in Ethiopia 5 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

Africa’s first modern electrified railway line was today (5 October) inaugurated in Ethiopia, linking the country's capital, Addis Ababa, with the  Red Sea port of Djibouti.

Mauritian makers to exhibit at UK sourcing fair 4 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

A delegation of leading Mauritian garment manufacturers will attend an apparel sourcing event in London next month to showcase what the country's apparel and textile industry has to offer.

South Africa probes major shippers for rate fixing 3 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

South Africa's Competition Commission has raided the premises of six major shipping companies in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal provinces following allegations of freight rate fixing for cargo including apparel and footwear. 

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