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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

Ciel Textile FY hit by lower knitwear earnings 23 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Ciel Textile has booked a decline in earnings for its last fiscal as its knitwear unit was impacted by the launch of a new factory in India and the company battled a challenging international retail environment. 

US to review some Morocco FTA rules of origin 13 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

The United States is looking at possible modifications to the rules of origin under the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement – and is seeking input on the proposals.

Kenya bid to maintain EU duty-free market access 6 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

Kenya and Rwanda have signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) in Brussels in a bid to persuade other East African Community states to do the same.

Cotton made in Africa Mozambique water project 1 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) has hailed the successful completion of its water and sanitation project in Mozambique.

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).

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