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Investment continues in Ethiopia clothing sector

Ethiopia attracted foreign investments of US$1.2bn in the first six months of the 2016/17 fiscal year, with these financial injections domin...

Madagascar back on the apparel sourcing radar

The devastating impact that political instability and the loss of trade benefits can have on an apparel manufacturing country is exemplified...

Origin Africa highlights new sourcing ambitions

Last year all eyes at Origin Africa were on host country Ethiopia as an emerging sourcing hub for international apparel groups. This year at...

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...

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

Levi Strauss urged to help Madagascar workers 20 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Global denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has been called on by unions to extend its policies on improving workers’ rights in its factories to those of transport workers in Madagascar.

Perry Ellis in South Africa Original Penguin deal 18 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a licensing deal Sector Apparel Group for the distribution of Original Penguin by Munsingwear men's apparel in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. 

Asos Made in Kenya range makes a return 6 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Online apparel retailer Asos has once again partnered with African clothing workshop SOKO Kenya to release its latest sustainable fashion collection.

Cameroon cotton industry receives $16.5m boost 6 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has pledged a EUR15.5m (US$16.5m) investment to support the production of cotton in the Central African country of Cameroon.

South Africa awards $355m to clothing sector 6 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

South Africa’s clothing and textile sector has created and saved thousands of jobs with the help of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) production incentives programme.

Brands urged to empower women in sub-Sahara Africa 22 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

Building inclusive supply chains through responsible sourcing practices, creating gender-sensitive workplaces, and investing in training and education, are some of the steps apparel brands are being urged to take in order to support women workers in sub-Saharan Africa, a new report suggests.

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