Latest apparel and textile news & analysis in Africa
The devastating impact that political instability and the loss of trade benefits can have on an apparel manufacturing country is exemplified...
Last year all eyes at Origin Africa were on host country Ethiopia as an emerging sourcing hub for international apparel groups. This year at...
The apparent benefits of Ethiopia make the country a serious risk – both politically and commercially – for apparel and textile investors, M...
Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and high-performance leather manufacturer Pittards Plc both say they are monitoring the situation in...
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.
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.
Mauritius textile and apparel exporters are to receive a financial boost through a new government scheme aimed at improving speed-to-market and enhancing the industry's competitiveness in the European market.
Mozambique has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning just five more ratifications are required before it comes into force.
Ghana has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning just seven more ratifications are required before it comes into force.
Tunisian textile and garment unions are reported to be seeing strong growth following a year-long campaign to recruit women and young workers.
The Ethiopian government has set out plans to increase its textile and apparel exports by US$1bn through its forthcoming second Growth and Transformation Plan II (GTP II).
An estimated 20,000 workers have taken part in demonstrations in Lesotho in a bid to end political instability that threatens the southern African nation’s duty free access to the US through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
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