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Madagascar back on the apparel sourcing radar

The devastating impact that political instability and the loss of trade benefits can have on an apparel manufacturing country is exemplified...

Origin Africa highlights new sourcing ambitions

Last year all eyes at Origin Africa were on host country Ethiopia as an emerging sourcing hub for international apparel groups. This year at...

Ethiopia violence undermines sourcing strategies

The apparent benefits of Ethiopia make the country a serious risk – both politically and commercially – for apparel and textile investors, M...

Ethiopia state of emergency after factory attack

Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and high-performance leather manufacturer Pittards Plc both say they are monitoring the situation in...

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

Mauritius speed-to-market scheme to help EU export 9 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

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 latest to ratify WTO trade deal 9 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

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 latest to ratify WTO trade deal 5 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

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.

Tunisia textile and garment unions seeing growth 15 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Tunisian textile and garment unions are reported to be seeing strong growth following a year-long campaign to recruit women and young workers.

Ethiopia commits to boosting apparel exports 13 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

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).

Workers in Lesotho demonstrate to save AGOA 7 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

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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