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Sustainability underpins Tunisia jeans sourcing

Tunisia is underpinning its success as a jeans supplier by promoting its quality specialist production that employs sustainable environmenta...

Supporting a virtuous sourcing circle in Ethiopia

From Bangladesh to Ethiopia, garment manufacturing is a potential path to economic development. But this will only happen if Western brands...

Worker turnover & unrest hinders Ethiopia sourcing

High worker turnover in Ethiopian garment factories means brands often end up paying more to source from the country than other low cost loc...

Fast fashion fuels Morocco clothing sector growth

Morocco's clothing and textile industry association is optimistic about growth in the country's apparel sector in the year ahead, with fast...

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Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

Interview: Jean-Francois Limantour, president, 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.

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Ghanian apparel firm announces "major" investment 19 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

DTRT Apparel Ltd (DTRT), which claims to be West Africa's largest clothing manufacturer, has announced a new investment from leading investment firm Verod Capital Management and Red Bull in a deal it says will be "transformative" for the West African apparel industry.

Apparel brands unite to tackle gender-based violence in Lesotho 16 Aug 2019

Beth Wright

Levi Strauss & Co, The Children's Place, and Kontoor Brands are launching a comprehensive pilot programme to prevent gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in garment factories in Lesotho after an investigation documented a "deeply concerning" pattern of abuse and harassment at a key suppliers in the country.

Uganda cotton and clothing strategy eyes export growth 14 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Uganda has set out a new strategy for its cotton, textile and apparel sector that could, according to local reports, generate up to 50,000 new jobs and US$650m in additional export revenues over the next eight years.

Hudson's Bay panel says takeover bid "inadequate" 5 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A special committee appointed by Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company to evaluate a takeover bid from a group of stakeholders has deemed the offer "inadequate."

Nigeria takes step to revive cotton textile sector 2 Aug 2019

Beth Wright

As part of efforts to reinvigorate its cotton and textile industries, Nigeria has joined the International Cotton Advisory Council (ICAC) where it will be able to tap into research to help boost production yields.

Morocco unions seek withdrawal of strike-restricting law 26 Jul 2019

Leonie Barrie

Trade unions in Morocco have launched a campaign against a draft law that violates the constitutional right to strike in the country.

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