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Foreign investment continues in Ethiopia clothing sector

13 April 2017 | Matthew Newsome

Ethiopia attracted foreign investments of US$1.2bn in the first six months of the 2016/17 fiscal year, with these financial injections dominated by major Chinese companies – half of which are licensed in textile and garment manufacturing.... read more

PVH prepares for Ethiopia production

6 May 2016 | Matthew Newsome

US clothing giant PVH Corp, owner of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands, will begin manufacturing its clothing products in Ethiopia this summer, just-style has learnt.... read more

Sourcing in Africa: Foreign investment flows in

5 May 2015 | Matthew Newsome

With its cheaper labour and resources, East Africa has already attracted foreign investment, particularly from Asia - as well as business from major international fashion brands and retailers.... read more

Major Ethiopia textile build experiences delays

24 March 2015 | Matthew Newsome

The Ethiopian Textile Association has insisted the construction of a major textile factory by Bangladesh's DBL Group will proceed, despite delays.... read more

New Ethiopia agency to improve local cotton supplies

13 October 2014 | Matthew Newsome

Ethiopia's government has unveiled plans to create an organisation to help the country's cotton producers maximise a strong supply base for the country's booming textile sector.... read more

Chinese firm to invest $500m in Ethiopia textile plant

29 September 2014 | Matthew Newsome

Plans to build a major textile factory in Ethiopia are closer to being realised for Chinese textile company Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co Ltd, after a pre-investment plan to construct the US$500m factory was finalised this month.... read more

ETHIOPIA: Clothing sector welcomes China industrial zone deal

9 June 2014 | Matthew Newsome

Ethiopia's booming textile and clothing industry is set to benefit from a new partnership between Chinese textile company Zhejiang Jinda Flax Llc and the Ethiopian ministry of industry, which has been welcomed by the east African country's clothing sector.... read more

ETHIOPIA: Tesco works to raise clothing factory conditions

25 February 2014 | Matthew Newsome

British retailer Tesco is making efforts to raise working conditions and ethical standards in Ethiopia's textile industry before it begins sourcing garments from the Horn of Africa country.... read more

ETHIOPIA: Hopes to become a Chinese textile hub

24 February 2014 | Matthew Newsome

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute (ETIDI) says the call by Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome in January for Chinese clothing and textile companies to invest in his country is grounded in good sense.... read more

ETHIOPIA: Clothing and textile sector expanding rapidly

20 November 2013 | Matthew Newsome

The Ethiopian government has reported export earnings of US$29m for the country's clothing and textile industry in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (2013-14).... read more