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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...

Morocco plans to grow fast fashion exports

The director general of Morocco’s clothing and textile industry association AMITH (Association Marocaine des Industries du Textile et de l’H...

The stars are aligning for apparel from Africa

Africa’s potential as a primary source for the production of textiles and apparel has been a topic of discussion for several years – althoug...

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

Ciel Textiles 9-month profit rises on woven gains 13 May 2015

Katie Smith

A strong performance from its woven division helped Ciel Textiles, the Mauritius-listed clothing business which supplies a number of European retailers, to book a double-digit increase in profit for the first nine months of the fiscal year.


CmiA Mozambique project secures funding 7 May 2015

Michelle Russell

German e-commerce giant Otto has joined forces with the Aid by Trade Foundation, Care Mozambique, and investment corporation DEG to secure funding for Mozambique's cotton farming sector.


Source Africa adds buyer matchmaker programme 30 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

The third edition of Source Africa will include a business buyer matchmaking programme when it takes place in Cape Town this year.


China textile and garment firms eyeing Morocco? 20 Apr 2015

Elizia Volkmann

The Moroccan government is negotiating a strategic industrial partnership with China that could see Chinese investment flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry.


Major Ethiopia textile build experiences delays 24 Mar 2015

Matthew Newsome

The Ethiopian Textile Association has insisted the construction of a major textile factory by Bangladesh's DBL Group will proceed, despite delays.


South Africa to grow grass for recyclable textiles 25 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

An initiative is launching next month in South Africa to grow a new type of grass that can be used to create zero-waste recyclable textiles.

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