Africa eyes apparel export opportunities

Four obstacles in the way of Africa fashion-sourcing hotspot realisation

A UNESCO analysis titled "The Fashion Sector in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth", reveals as well as the…

Financing Africa’s low-carbon transition through small businesses

Small actions, at scale, can make a big difference, says Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director, International Trade Centre (ITC). This proverb…

ANALYSIS: AGOA keeps African textiles afloat

Sub-Saharan Africa is still struggling to make its way in the global textile and clothing industry - but companies are…

SOURCING: New strategy to help Africa make its mark in fashion

Cotton, textile and apparel manufacturers in 18 sub-Saharan African countries are backing a new initiative to boost confidence in Africa…

SOUTH AFRICA: Clothing sector key to new industrial policy

A new three-year industrial policy drawn up by the South African government to boost manufacturing capacity and jobs as well…

SOUTH AFRICA: Union unhappy at World Cup kit imports

A clothing workers union in South Africa is demanding that more national football strips for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup…

SOUTH AFRICA: SA Fine Worsted shuts two wool factories

South African clothing manufacturer SA Fine Worsted has announced it will close its two Western Province factories by the end…

MADAGASCAR: Loses AGOA benefits

Madagascar has been removed from the list of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) beneficiary countries after failing to make…

COMMENT: Recession ousts weak apparel firms – and countries

More than a dozen garment manufacturing countries have seen their viability as volume suppliers to Western customers seriously undermined in…