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Japan helps Angola restore textile sector

Japanese international trading house Marubeni Corp has teamed up with US based clothing and textile management consultants Werner Internatio...

Mauritius on a mission to elevate manufacturing

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has established a solid reputation over the years as a manufacturer of high-tech, high-end clothi...

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...

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

Kenya worry at imminent end to EU duty-free status 11 Aug 2016

Bertha M Rinjeu

Concern is growing in Kenya that its clothing manufacturing industry will no longer benefit from the European Union’s ‘market access regulation’ from 1 October, which has granted its exporters duty-free and quota-free access to the EU market since 2008.

Mauritius sees UK exports dropping 10% post-Brexit 1 Aug 2016

Beth Wright

Revenue generated by exports to the UK from Mauritius will be down by around 10% this year following the Brexit vote, according to the country's Export Association (MEXA).

Ethiopia opens flagship textile and apparel park 19 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia’s flagship industrial park in Hawassa city, south of the capital Addis Ababa, opened last week, with facilities dedicated solely to the textile and apparel sector.

South Africa cotton textile workers agree pay deal 18 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

Around 5,000 cotton textile workers in 70 companies across South Africa have been awarded an above-inflation wage increase as part of a new two-year deal.

Kenya designers and SMEs set for financial boost 28 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

A number of new initiatives, including access of up to US$1m (KES1m) in financing, are underway to help Kenyan designers and small-scale manufacturers tap into the opportunities offered by global apparel value chains.

Madagascar to host Origin Africa sourcing show 14 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

The annual Origin Africa textile and clothing sourcing show is this year set to take place in Madagascar in November.

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