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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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West Africa workshops discuss US apparel standards 6 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has held a two-part training session on textile and apparel standards in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire to share insights on the US standards system and the role of voluntary consensus standards in the country.

Source Africa returns with an eye on investment growth 5 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

Textile, footwear and apparel show Source Africa is to return this year with the aim of boosting investment into the region and ensuring sustainable job creation within the sector, with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) secured as the latest sponsor.

US suspends Rwanda's AGOA duty-free apparel status 3 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

The US is to suspend the duty-free treatment for all AGOA-eligible apparel products from Rwanda after determining the African nation had unfairly blocked US exports of used clothing.

AfCFTA giant stride forward for the development of Africa 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

Leaders of nearly 50 African nations have signed a deal to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), marking a historic milestone in the economic integration of the continent.

South Africa's Foschini Group CEO to step down 15 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

South African retail group The Foschini Group (TFG), the owner of the Phase Eight and Whistles brands, says its CEO, Doug Murray, is to retire later this year.

Asos hosts modern slavery event in Mauritius 22 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has partnered with the British High Commission to host an event in Mauritius today (22 February) to discuss ways of tackling modern slavery in the global supply chain.

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