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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 funding to create 2,000 apparel jobs in Kenya 13 Jul 2017

Leonie Barrie

Around 2,000 young people in Kenya are set to receive training in the clothing industry thanks to a new pilot programme backed by the US government to help address the skills gap that currently hinders growth in the country’s apparel sector.


Calls for better wages in Lesotho garment sector 6 Jul 2017

Beth Wright

Unionists in Lesotho have joined forces to campaign for better wages in the country's garment and textile sector.


Bagir completes Ethiopian acquisition 27 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Israel-based tailored clothing maker Bagir Group has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% shareholding in Nazareth Garments, the joint venture owner of its manufacturing site in Nazareth, Ethiopia, in a deal worth US$1.9m.


South African garment unions join forces on wages 13 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

A group of South African garment unions has joined forces to campaign for better wages and working conditions, build union power, and confront aggressive employers.


Madagascar dock worker talks aim for resolution 12 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

An ongoing dispute between a group of Madagascan dock workers, the country's government and port operator ICTSI could come to a head today (12 June) as the groups gather for talks with the aim of reaching a resolution.


Africa sourcing event focuses on sustainability 25 May 2017

Michelle Russell

Sustainability will be the main theme for the Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week trade fair later this year in Ethiopia, with a focus on production, the environment and certifications.

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