Lesotho's textile industry saw its exports to the US grow by 50 per cent last year and is now the area's largest employer with over 40,000 workers, a new report revealed today. The US International Trade Commission study showed the kingdom in southern Africa exported over 300,000 tonnes of textile goods in 2001, compared to 200,000 tonnes in 2000, as it benefited from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)