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Ramadhan Rajab

Articles by Ramadhan Rajab

New technologies could help manufacturers leverage some natural advantages enjoyed in Africa through local fibre production and processingExperts point way ahead for African textile sector 19 September 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa may not have been the most fertile ground for technological innovation in the clothing, textile and fibre sectors, but speakers at the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) conference in Nairobi, Kenya had no shortage of ideas on the best way ahead.


A major problem is the continuing failure of African manufacturers to add value to basic fibre, notably cotton, which is produced in abundance on the continentTechnology inertia is stalling Africa's clothing industry 18 September 2018

A reluctance by Africa’s clothing and textile industries to adopt new technology has not only slowed growth in the sector, but is also potentially pushing companies towards stagnation, an international conference has heard.


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