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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...

Africa faces challenges in reaching full potential

Speakers and exhibitors at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and appar...

Experts point way ahead for African textile sector

Sub-Saharan Africa may not have been the most fertile ground for technological innovation in the clothing, textile and fibre sectors, but sp...

Technology inertia stalls Africa clothing industry

A reluctance by Africa’s clothing and textile industries to adopt new technology has not only slowed growth in the sector, but is also poten...

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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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UN launches Alliance on Sustainable Fashion 18 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The United Nations (UN) has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion' with the goal of creating an industry-wide push for action to reduce fashion's negative social, economic and environmental impacts.


Workers strike at Ethiopia's Hawassa Industrial Park 15 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Thousands of workers at the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia, the country's flagship textile and apparel production base, are reported to be on strike as part of wider unrest across the city.


Proposals to tackle low wages in Ethiopian garment factories 14 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Workers in Ethiopian garment factories are continuing to earn chronically low wages and are discriminated against for union affiliations, a new survey has revealed.


Sappi joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition 4 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

South African pulp and paper company Sappi, whose products are used by the apparel industry, has announced its affiliation to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), adding the partnership will allow it to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain.


Tunisia aims to be among top 5 apparel exporters to EU 30 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The Tunisian government aims to boost the value of its country's exports to EUR20bn (USS$22.9bn) by 2023 and to be among the top five textile exporters to the European Union (EU).


Label specialist ITL sets up operations in Ethiopia 16 Jan 2019

Beth Wright

Apparel label business ITL Intelligent Label Solutions has become the latest firm to set up premises in Ethiopia's Hawassa Industrial Park in a move it claims makes it the first global apparel label manufacturer to establish a factory in the country.

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