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Mauritius clothing sector at a crossroads

The textile and clothing industry in Mauritius is facing tough times and fresh challenges, with exports falling amidst unfavourable currency...

Africa garment industry embarks on digital roadmap

Is Africa prepared for significant change in the way that its clothing and textile manufacturing sector does business, ranging from the desi...

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...

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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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Rwanda to pay taxes for affected AGOA exporters 18 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Rwanda is to take over the tax obligations of its apparel exporters to ensure they are not significantly affected by the anticipated suspension of duty-free access to the US market under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Used clothes trade "suffocates" Africa's textile sector 14 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

African unions are calling for governments to develop sustainable policies that promote the development of the continent's garment and textile sector after condemning the US$3.7bn global trade in used clothes which they claim "suffocate" the industry.

Mohair South Africa hits back at cruelty claims 11 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

Non-profit Mohair South Africa has launched an investigation into allegations of cruelty in the country's mohair industry following allegations of animal abuse on South African angora goat farms by animal rights group PETA.

Morocco textile and apparel exports grow in 2017 30 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Morocco’s textile and clothing sector recorded export growth of nearly 4% last year, with Spain remaining its largest market.

Ethiopia meeting stirs debate on living wages 25 May 2018

Leonie Barrie

The debate on better wages and collective bargaining for textile and garment workers continued this week with discussions in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Unions campaign for Ethiopia garment wage increase 16 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Unions have launched a campaign aimed at securing better wages and worker rights for those employed in Ethiopia’s textile and garment industry.

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