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AGOA renewal offers great opportunities for Africa

Should the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) be renewed for ten years as expected, there would be unprecedented opportunities for th...

Morocco funds clothing capacity to drive exports

Although Morocco’s garment manufacturing industry is well established, supplying giants such as Zara-owner Inditex, it is continuing to inve...

Tanzania adds to Africa’s apparel sourcing mix

Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda are all ramping up their efforts to put Africa on the apparel sourcing map with a range of policies designed to e...

Apparel buyers point to potential in Africa

Interest in sourcing apparel from sub-Saharan Africa might be on the rise, yet the results of new survey suggest few players currently have...

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

Gerber launches Mauritius apparel programme 27 Aug 2015

Michelle Russell

Gerber Technology has established a technical assistance and training programme in Mauritius, aimed at boosting the uptake of its software solutions for apparel pattern making.

Ethiopia’s Almeda Textile plans production hike 21 Jul 2015

Poorna Rodrigo

Ethiopia’s Almeda Textile, which supplies apparel to Sweden’s fast-fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), is planning to ramp up production to five times its current capacity in the next five to six years at its Adwa factory, the company told just-style.

South Africa garment employment poised for growth 2 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Employment levels in South Africa's clothing, textile, footwear and leather sectors have increased 1.5% in the last year, with employment poised for growth, following a prolonged period of job losses.

South Africa footwear sector settles wage talks 30 Jun 2015

Katie Smith

Workers in South Africa's footwear sector are to get a 7.5% rise in wages for the next year, it has been revealed.

South Africa clothing workers in $24.9m wage deal 12 Jun 2015

Leonie Barrie

Around 85,000 clothing workers across South Africa have been awarded a wage hike ranging from 7.4% to 10% – as part of a two-year deal agreed last year.

South Africa energy crisis hits pay and production 10 Jun 2015

Leonie Barrie

A national power crisis, including load shedding or power outages, is having a major impact on pay and productivity in South Africa’s clothing, textile, footwear and leather manufacturing sectors.

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