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Tunisia clothing sector launches industry review

A major review has been launched into the Tunisian clothing sector's market positioning in a bid to help manufacturers survive the ongoing p...

China cotton links & implications for South Africa

As apparel retailers and brands scramble to try to disentangle their cotton supply chains from possible links to forced labour abuses in Xin...

Tunisia forges ahead on circular denim initiatives

Denim companies in Tunisia are pushing forward with investment and initiatives to create a sustainable circular economy making high quality...

New plan sets post-Covid recovery for Mauritius

A newly released Mauritius government plan designed to help the country's manufacturing industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic has prop...

Latest Interviews

Ciel Textile CEO puts Mauritius maker on post-Covid path 19 Feb 2021

Villen Anganan

Eric Dorchies was appointed CEO at Mauritius based Ciel Textile Ltd last July, at a moment when his country's important clothing and textile sector was struggling hard against the impact of Covid-19. It has not been an easy start to his job, but as he tells just-style, the company is already working on plans to recover from the pandemic.

Steering Morocco’s makers through the coronavirus crisis – Interview 21 Oct 2020

Elizia Volkmann

Fatima Alaouia-Zohra, director-general of Morocco's textile and clothing industry association AMITH, tells just-style how the Covid-19 crisis has galvanised the sector into setting a new course for the future.

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Workers stay away from Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region 16 Apr 2021

Leonie Barrie

Fewer than half of the people employed in the Mekelle Industrial Park in the war-ravaged Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia have returned to work because of security concerns from the ongoing war.

South Africa garment sector agrees vaccine rollout campaign 13 Apr 2021

Leonie Barrie

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is embarking on an initiative to try to drive uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine to 80% of the sector’s workers.

South Africa's Mr Price approved for Power Fashion buy 6 Apr 2021

Michelle Russell

South African fashion retailer Mr Price Group has acquired Power Fashion following approval from the country’s competition authorities.

Nudie Jeans, UNIDO partner on sustainable denim project 3 Mar 2021

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion company Nudie Jeans has partnered with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on a project that looks at ways to make use of second-quality jeans, such as recycling into fibres for new denim fabric at scale.

Woolworths ups casual focus as clothing underwhelms in H1 1 Mar 2021

Hannah Abdulla

South African retailer Woolworths has booked a 58.3% rise in headline earnings per share for the first half of the year but the underperformance of its clothing division has reportedly prompted a shift in focus to casual and sportswear as demand for formalwear drops.

Brands back project to stop gender-based violence in Lesotho 26 Feb 2021

Beth Wright

Levi Strauss & Co, The Children's Place and Kontoor Brands are funding a programme that targets gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in four Lesotho jeans factories employing up to 10,000 workers.

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