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African apparel makers must plan for renewed AGOA

There are growing opportunities in the US for African clothing and textile producers, but a long-term preferential trade agreement is needed...

MAURITIUS SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry

Mauritius (officially the Republic of Mauritius), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000km off the southeast coast of the Afric...

Mauritius apparel sector faces up to challenges

Textile and apparel has grown to become one of the main pillars of Mauritius' economy in the last decade. Trade deals in place with Europe a...

Mauritius emerges as sustainable sourcing hub

Strategically located along the trading route between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is fast emerging as a major sourcing hub for textile and ap...

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

Ayka Addis to ride growth in Ethiopia sourcing 30 Sep 2014

Jonathan Dyson

Ayka Addis Textile - the Ethiopian subsidiary of the Turkish textile and garment manufacturer Ayka Tekstil - has told just-style it is anticipating strong growth in its sales over the coming years due to a growing number of European retailers looking to source from Ethiopia.

Chinese firm to invest in Ethiopian textile plant 29 Sep 2014

Matthew Newsome

Plans to build a major textile factory in Ethiopia are closer to being realised for Chinese textile company Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co Ltd, after a pre-investment plan to construct the US$500m factory was finalised this month.

Botswana textile and clothing association formed 24 Sep 2014

Andrew Maramwidze

Textile and clothing businesses from diamond-rich southern Africa country Botswana have formed a new industry group to boost the sector's efforts to fully utilise duty-free incentives under the US's African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

South Africa clothing wage dispute resolved 16 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has resolved its national wage dispute with clothing employers, averting another possible strike involving 80,000 workers.

South Africa commits to bolstering clothing sector 3 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

The South African government has committed to protecting the country's textile and clothing industry after a wave of sector disputes this year.

Weak retail scene hits Massmart in Q2 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Wal-Mart's South African banner Massmart, revealed a fall in earnings in its second-quarter on the back of a weakened Rand and slowing retail sales.

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