Latest apparel and textile news & analysis in Africa
Africa has undeniable advantages that make it attractive as a potential destination for large volume, low cost, commodity garments, accordin...
Ethiopia's ambition to become a global apparel and textile powerhouse has been well-documented over the past decade, despite its slow steps...
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...
From fast-growing textile hub Mekele to expansion plans by several international groups to expand their production capabilities in Ethiopia,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With support from Swedish fashion giant H&M, a new industrial relations project has launched in Ethiopia with the aim of improving the development of a socially sustainable textile and garment industry.
The export performance of Ethiopia's textile and apparel sector is lagging behind plan in the first six months of the year, according to the latest figures.
- Why have US FTA imports fallen to a record low?
- Hanesbrands sourcing to cut Pacific Brands costs
- First figures show Bangladesh exports climb
- Collaboration key to the future of smart textiles
- Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts
- Li & Fung divests Asia distribution business
- US looks to boost trade with Sri Lanka
- US Q1 in brief: Wolverine Worldwide, Weyco
- Vietnam textile sector calls for strategy update
- Lindex planning supplier sustainability scorecard