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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

Living wage campaigns get underway in Africa 22 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Action plans are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages, with unions across the region agreeing to work towards this goal.

EU strikes trade deal with East African Community 22 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and five East African nations - including Kenya - have agreed a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) allowing duty-free exports between the two regions.

Kering to source crocodile skins from Madagascar 17 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent brands, is backing a project to support the sustainable supply of crocodile skins in Madagascar.

Cargill to "close Zimbabwe operations" 17 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

International conglomerate Cargill is understood to have closed its Zimbabwe cotton business citing operational challenges.

New Ethiopia agency to improve local cotton supply 13 Oct 2014

Matthew Newsome

Ethiopia's government has unveiled plans to create an organisation to help the country's cotton producers maximise a strong supply base for the country's booming textile sector.

China Jiangsu Lianfa to build Kenya textile plant 7 Oct 2014

Bertha M Rinjeu

The Kenyan government has confirmed to just-style that its ministry of industrialisation and enterprise development has entered into a deal with Chinese firm Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Company to build a major textile plant.

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