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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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Chinese textile giant Wuxi investing in Ethiopia 13 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Chinese textile giant, Wuxi No.1 Cotton Mill, has signed an investment agreement with the Ethiopian Government to build an integrated textile plant in the country in a move that could create significant linkages in the African nation’s fast-growing textile and clothing industry.


South Africa's Foschini Group to acquire Hobbs 7 Nov 2017

Beth Wright

South African retail group The Foschini Group (TFG), the owner of Phase Eight and Whistles, has entered into an agreement to acquire British women's wear retailer Hobbs for an undisclosed sum.


South Africa workers protest in defense of local manufacturing 7 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

A nationwide protest took place in South Africa at the weekend, with clothing and textile workers protesting against large brands like H&M and Zara not selling products made in the country.


SGS first accredited textile laboratory in Madagascar 6 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Inspection, testing and certification company SGS is now operating what it says is the first accredited textile laboratory in Madagascar.


Messe Frankfurt expands sourcing shows in Africa 27 Oct 2017

Leonie Barrie

Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is continuing to expand its portfolio of textile trade fairs on the African continent with its collaboration this week on two events in Morocco.


Kenya apparel sector gets workforce training boost 23 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Kenya’s apparel and textile sector is receiving a boost thanks to a new training scheme that is expected to train around 2,000 individuals for careers in the industry.

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