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Assessing Africa as an alternative apparel source

Africa has undeniable advantages that make it attractive as a potential destination for large volume, low cost, commodity garments, accordin...

Ethiopia sourcing vision starting to take shape

Ethiopia's ambition to become a global apparel and textile powerhouse has been well-documented over the past decade, despite its slow steps...

All eyes on Ethiopia as an emerging sourcing hub

There has been a big buzz around Ethiopia as a potential source of apparel for at least the last five years – yet disappointingly small expo...

Ethiopia textile & apparel investments accelerate

From fast-growing textile hub Mekele to expansion plans by several international groups to expand their production capabilities in Ethiopia,...

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

Ciel Textile Q3 hit by lower knit earnings 16 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Mauritius-listed clothing manufacturer Ciel Textile booked a drop in earnings in its third-quarter, citing lower profit margins in its knitwear division.

PVH prepares for Ethiopia production 6 May 2016

Matthew Newsome

US clothing giant PVH Corp, owner of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands, will begin manufacturing its clothing products in Ethiopia this summer, just-style has learnt.

Mauritian manufacturers to showcase apparel in UK 28 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

A delegation of leading Mauritian garment manufacturers will head up a trade event in London next month to showcase what the country's apparel and textile industry has to offer. 

Unions discuss wage issues in Ethiopia 15 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

A national minimum wage in Ethiopia would set a benchmark for creating a living wage in the country's manufacturing sector, unions have said, as well as demonstrate a commitment by government to improving worker conditions.

Morocco draft equality law "fails" women at work 24 Mar 2016

Leonie Barrie

Union affiliates from a number of industries in Morocco, including textiles, are seeking ways to influence a draft law aimed at setting up a new gender equality and anti-discrimination agency.

Probe exposes violations at ostrich leather farms 1 Mar 2016

Katie Smith

Luxury retailers including Hermès and Prada are being urged to stop selling handbags, shoes and belts made from ostrich and other exotic skins after an investigation exposed violations at two farms and slaughterhouses in South Africa. 

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