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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

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.

Namibia's Nakara Tannery strike dispute resolved 16 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

A dispute over wages and transport, involving around 120 workers at the Nakara Tannery in Windhoek, has been settled.

Mozambique Government adopts BCI cotton standard 11 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

The Mozambican Government Institute of Cotton (IAM) has signed an agreement with non-profit group the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), making it the first government organisation to adopt the standard.

Madagascar reinstated into AGOA, Swaziland removed 27 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

President Obama has reinstated Madagascar's eligibility for African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits but has withdrawn Swaziland's eligibility.

Cote D'Ivoire launches cotton support project 27 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

The Ivory Coast's Ministry of Agriculture has launched a project to support and help develop the country's cotton sector.

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