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TPP demise helps propel fabric mills to Ethiopia

Textile investment is pouring into Ethiopia, helped by the shared vision of brands, manufacturers and fabric mills, government support, pref...

Ethiopia's flagship apparel park takes shape

The Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP) – the flagship facility in the government's vision to grow Ethiopia into a world-leading production hub an...

An Epic milestone for apparel made in Ethiopia

The scale of Ethiopia's ambition to become a world-leading apparel and textile hub is epitomised by the flagship Hawassa Industrial Park, wh...

Investment continues in Ethiopia clothing sector

Ethiopia attracted foreign investments of US$1.2bn in the first six months of the 2016/17 fiscal year, with these financial injections domin...

Latest Interviews

Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.


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.

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Africa sourcing event focuses on sustainability 25 May 2017

Michelle Russell

Sustainability will be the main theme for the Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week trade fair later this year in Ethiopia, with a focus on production, the environment and certifications.


Why now is the time to empower workers in Ethiopia 18 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

As international apparel brands and retailers eye Ethiopia’s potential as a global sourcing hub, research is also underway to look at the best ways to ensure the new jobs created empower women workers.


Levi Strauss urged to help Madagascar workers 20 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Global denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has been called on by unions to extend its policies on improving workers’ rights in its factories to those of transport workers in Madagascar.


Perry Ellis in South Africa Original Penguin deal 18 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a licensing deal Sector Apparel Group for the distribution of Original Penguin by Munsingwear men's apparel in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. 


Asos Made in Kenya range makes a return 6 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Online apparel retailer Asos has once again partnered with African clothing workshop SOKO Kenya to release its latest sustainable fashion collection.


Cameroon cotton industry receives $16.5m boost 6 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has pledged a EUR15.5m (US$16.5m) investment to support the production of cotton in the Central African country of Cameroon.

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