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Zimbabwe’s Cottco seeks strategic partner 9 Jun 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa cotton major Cottco is hunting for a strategic partner that will offer capital resources and help the Zimbabwe-based company add value to its products, its managing director has said.

Cargill to "close Zimbabwe operations" 17 Oct 2014

International conglomerate Cargill is understood to have closed its Zimbabwe cotton business citing operational challenges.

ZIMBABWE: Textile sector to benefit from EU funding 26 Jun 2014

Zimbabwe is to benefit from a reported EUR11m (US$15m) fund set up by the European Union to revive the country's clothing and textile industry.

ZIMBABWE: Joins Cotton made in Africa scheme 22 Nov 2012

Zimbabwe is the latest country to sign up to the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative, whose sustainably grown cotton is purchased and processed by firms such as Puma, Tchibo, C&A and REWE.

ZIMBABWE: Country’s largest textiles firm to close 12 Oct 2009

David Whitehead Textiles Ltd, Zimbabwe's largest textile company, is to close with the loss of 1,400 jobs after filing for provisional liquidation last week.

ZIMBABWE: Industry executive laments job losses 23 Oct 2006

About 8,000 people have become jobless in Zimbabwe's textile sector in the past five years, textile industry executive Jane Mutasa was reported by businessdigest as saying.

ZIMBABWE: Whitehead needs funds of ZWD774.80m 15 Aug 2006

Struggling textile firm David Whitehead needs funds of ZWD774.80m (US$3.1m) to use as operating capital, according to a report by Standardbusiness.