Latest apparel and textile news & analysis in Africa
There are growing opportunities in the US for African clothing and textile producers, but a long-term preferential trade agreement is needed...
Mauritius (officially the Republic of Mauritius), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000km off the southeast coast of the Afric...
Textile and apparel has grown to become one of the main pillars of Mauritius' economy in the last decade. Trade deals in place with Europe a...
Strategically located along the trading route between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is fast emerging as a major sourcing hub for textile and ap...
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.
Ayka Addis Textile - the Ethiopian subsidiary of the Turkish textile and garment manufacturer Ayka Tekstil - has told just-style it is anticipating strong growth in its sales over the coming years due to a growing number of European retailers looking to source from Ethiopia.
Plans to build a major textile factory in Ethiopia are closer to being realised for Chinese textile company Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co Ltd, after a pre-investment plan to construct the US$500m factory was finalised this month.
Textile and clothing businesses from diamond-rich southern Africa country Botswana have formed a new industry group to boost the sector's efforts to fully utilise duty-free incentives under the US's African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has resolved its national wage dispute with clothing employers, averting another possible strike involving 80,000 workers.
The South African government has committed to protecting the country's textile and clothing industry after a wave of sector disputes this year.
Wal-Mart's South African banner Massmart, revealed a fall in earnings in its second-quarter on the back of a weakened Rand and slowing retail sales.
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