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South Africa clothing sector sees master plan key

The South African clothing and textile sector is looking for action from the country's government under a clothing, textiles, footwear and l...

Morocco resumes production as markets re-open

Morocco's clothing manufacturing sector has pivoted to making personal protective equipment to cope with the flood of cancelled orders that...

Tunisia garment sector studies post-Covid recovery

Tunisia's garment industry is exploring a post-Covid near-shoring strategy as part of a recovery plan to rethink the country’s positioning a...

Kenya sourcing sector reels from Covid-19 pandemic

Kenya's clothing manufacturing industry has been punched hard by Covid-19's devastation of its main export market, the United States....

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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.

Rwanda steps into Africa’s apparel sourcing mix – Interview 18 Sep 2019

Leonie Barrie

For years now, Ethiopia has garnered the spotlight for its ambitions to become the world’s next big destination for textile and fashion production. But another East African country – Rwanda – is also gearing up for a slice of the action, with the country’s newest export-led garment factory quickly making up for lost time.

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Forensic science to verify origin of South African mohair 20 Oct 2020

Beth Wright

Moves are underway to verify the origin of half of the world's supply of mohair to give manufacturers, brands and consumers greater insight into the provenance of the raw material used in their products.

Construction starts on new garment park in Hawassa 25 Sep 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Work has begin on a new garment park in the Ethiopian city of Hawassa, located 140 miles south of the capital Addis Ababa – already the location of the country's flagship Hawassa Industrial Park.

South Africa makers using pandemic to cut worker wages 22 Sep 2020

Leonie Barrie

Textile and garment manufacturers in South Africa are being accused of wanting to use the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to reduce the wages and benefits of over 75,000 workers.

Truworths books impairment charge on Office woes 21 Aug 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Truworths International, the South African owner of UK footwear chain Office has booked impairment charges of up to GBP131m related to the challenges the brand has faced to trading in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the liquidity of the unit.

Aid by Trade leads Ethiopia water stewardship programme 12 Aug 2020

Michelle Russell

The Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) has launched a collaborative three-year project in Ethiopia to tackle water pollution from the textile and apparel sector.

Mali now eligible for AGOA textile and apparel benefits 24 Jul 2020

Leonie Barrie

West African country Mali has been deemed eligible for textile and apparel benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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