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TPP demise helps propel fabric mills to Ethiopia

Textile investment is pouring into Ethiopia, helped by the shared vision of brands, manufacturers and fabric mills, government support, pref...

Ethiopia's flagship apparel park takes shape

The Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP) – the flagship facility in the government's vision to grow Ethiopia into a world-leading production hub an...

An Epic milestone for apparel made in Ethiopia

The scale of Ethiopia's ambition to become a world-leading apparel and textile hub is epitomised by the flagship Hawassa Industrial Park, wh...

Investment continues in Ethiopia clothing sector

Ethiopia attracted foreign investments of US$1.2bn in the first six months of the 2016/17 fiscal year, with these financial injections domin...

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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, 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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US partners on Ghana apparel manufacturing project 18 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

Nearly 2,000 new garment-making jobs are set to be created in Ghana thanks to an initiative with clothing manufacturer Dignity DTRT Limited and supported by the US-government.


Trybus Group to open garment factory in Ethiopia 16 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

US-based men’s wear producer Trybus Group is expanding its supply chain into Ethiopia, becoming the latest company to set up a new factory in the country.


Togo qualifies for AGOA textile & apparel benefits 15 Aug 2017

Hannah Abdulla

The US government has given the green light to a textile and apparel visa for Togo under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which will facilitate apparel and textile exports to the US.


Union keeps up garment wage demands in Lesotho 15 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

More than 100 workers, organisers and shop stewards have taken part in a union-organised rally in Lesotho as part of an ongoing campaign for better wages in the country's garment and textile sector.


Ethiopia ends 10-month state of emergency 8 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

The Ethiopian government has lifted a 10-month-long national state of emergency imposed last October – in a move that will be welcomed by the many textile and apparel firms investing in and sourcing from the country.


Renewed call to reinstate Madagascan dock workers 8 Aug 2017

Michelle Russell

Marks and Spencer, Next, and Men’s Warehouse UK, are among a raft of brands that have joined a call to help end the exploitation of Madagascan dockworkers.

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