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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...

Lesotho risks garment job losses if AGOA lapses

An estimated one-third of Lesotho's textile and clothing production will be decimated if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is no...

Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, texti...

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

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.

Ciel Textiles H1 boosted by woven performance 16 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Ciel Textiles, the Mauritius-listed clothing business which supplies a number of European retailers, saw earnings increase in its first-half, driven by a strong performance from its woven division.

Uganda joins Cotton made in Africa initiative 5 Feb 2015

Katie Smith

Uganda has become the latest country to sign up to the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative, in a bid to improve the competitiveness of its domestic cotton.

Kenya strike over but further action looms 20 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Over 7,000 Kenyan garment workers returned to work this week following an eight-day strike over the dismissal of 120 workers from Ashton Apparels, but further action has been threatened.

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