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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

just-style.com

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

Ghana task force to tackle textile design piracy 30 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

The Ghanaian government has set up a task force to combat the trade in counterfeit versions of the country’s textile designs.


Cameroon inks trade agreement with EU 30 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Cameroon has ratified an economic and trade deal with the European Union giving improved access for its exports to the EU member states.


South Africa cotton strike enters seventh day 30 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

A strike involving around 3,000 workers in South Africa's cotton sector has continued into its seventh day.


South Africa cotton sector workers down tools 25 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Around 3,000 cotton sector employees have downed tools after the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) issued a strike notice earlier this week over wages.


South African union settles wool wage dispute 21 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) says it has settled a wage dispute in the wool and mohair textiles sub-sector.


Rwanda inks textile deal with C&H Garments 17 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

A new agreement between the Rwandan government and China's C&H Garments will create a new garment manufacturing sector for the country.

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