Ethiopia’s Kombolcha Industrial Park attracts foreign firms

2017/12 16 15:12

Strategic location, modern factory facilities and proximity to the port of Djibouti have attracted foreign textile and apparel manufacturers to the recently-inaugurated Kombolcha Industrial Park in Ethiopia and its nine sheds spread over 75 hectares are close to be fully occupied by such companies, according to the Ethiopian Investment Commission. The companies are training employees […]

AfDB training programme for African textile entrepreneurs

2017/10 23 07:10

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners have launched a specialized training programme for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) sector in Africa. The training is part of AfDB’s ‘Fashionomics Africa’ initiative aimed at increasing Africa’s participation in the global textile industry supply chain. The project phase kicked off in […]

Ethiopia plans commercialisation of Bt cotton

2017/10 21 08:10

Ethiopia, after adopting a law that allowed experimenting with the transgenic Bt cotton in laboratory and fields, has entered the final stage of field trials after four years of experiment with four different samples of this cotton variety taken from India and Sudan. It plans to supply transgenic cotton seed varieties to the global market […]

Ethiopia displays textile prowess at African trade expo

2017/10 10 07:10

Ethiopia is hosting Africa's main trade show for cotton, textile, apparel, home and technology industries this year. The African Sourcing and Fashion Week from 3 to 6 October at Addis Abba offered the country an opportunity to showcase its prowess in textile and garment industry to some 230 international producers and exporters from 25 countries. […]

Italy signs agreement to boost Ethiopian textile sector

2017/09 27 10:09

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute and the Italian Trade Agency recently signed an agreement to boost the textile industry in the former. Textile firms will be the key beneficiaries of the assistance through the 'Italy-Ethiopia textile technology centre' project. The assistance includes 200,000 Euros for technology and training equipment. The assistance will help improve […]

Ethiopia plans $271-million earning from textile exports

2017/08 30 08:08

Ethiopia has earned $89.3 million and created 17,000 jobs in the textile sector during fiscal 2016-17 and the country plans to earn $271 million from textile exports and create 30,000 jobs in the current fiscal. The target warrants more efforts by private investors along with government incentives, according to state minister of industry Bogale Feleke. […]

Ethiopia aims for $30 bn forex from textiles by 2030

2017/07 24 11:07

Ethiopia aims to generate $30 bn in foreign exchange earnings from the textiles and clothing sector by 2030, according to Ethiopian state minister of industry Bogale Feleke. Ethiopia, one of the fastest growing economies of Africa, is on the constant effort to increase its cotton production. In a year, Ethiopia produces around one lakh tonnes […]

Arvind Envisol to partner in Ethopia’s green drive

2017/06 29 11:06

Arvind Envisol, subsidiary of Arvind Limited, will partner with the Ethiopian government in its drive for green industrialisation. Arvind Envisol has inked MoU with the government to implement the Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology for industrial parks in the country. The initiative will boost Ethiopia's GDP and will create employment opportunities. A zero liquid discharge […]

Two industrial parks to become operational in Ethiopia

2017/06 29 11:06

Mekele and Kombolcha industrial parks in Ethiopia will become operational soon. The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) has replicated the plan of Hawassa industrial park in these new parks. Many big international textile and apparel brands have invested in Hawassa. Investments are expected to increase with the functioning of the new industrial parks. So far, 18 […]

Isabella Socks’ Ethiopian facility gets BSCI ‘A’ status

2017/05 17 06:05

Ethiopian facility of Sri Lanka based Isabella Socks Manufacturing PLC has received an 'A' status under Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) of Foreign Trade Association. BSCI is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories in their global supply chains. Isabella specialises in manufacturing socks […]

Isabella Socks’ Ethiopian facility gets BSCI certification

2017/05 12 09:05

Ethiopian facility of Sri Lanka based Isabella Socks Manufacturing PLC has received an A+ status under Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), the highest certification in the industry. BSCI is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories in their global supply chains. Isabella specialises in […]

Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week thinks sustainability

2017/05 09 08:05

Courtesy: Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week Themed around 'Sustainability in Clothing', the upcoming Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week is being organised during October 3-6, 2017 in Addis Ababa. A conference will be held parallel to the trade fair to discuss the issues dominating the textile industry such as sustainability, with a particular focus on production, […]