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The Ethiopian textile and apparel industry is growing by leaps and bounds. The Ethiopian government is committed to drawing investment, and the private sector is making it happen. More U.S. companies are sourcing apparel from Ethiopia and eastern Africa. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) helps by providing them with a competitive advantage, i.e. duty-free savings. Watch the video to hear on-the-ground interviews with factory managers, workers, and industry specialists, and view some of the extraordinary capacity that Ethiopia has to offer - logistics, technology, and labor.
Clothing designer Brenda Winstead collaborates with West African artisans—incorporating traditional hand-woven and hand-dyed fabrics to create contemporary garments. In this video, she describes her first trip to Africa and explains how the Slow Movement philosophy affects her production process. Video by Charlie Weber Editing by Sara Legg [Catalog No. CFV10534; Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Institution]
- Prama Bhardwaj (Mantis World) reflexiona sobre las posibilidades que una industria textil sostenible podría proporcionar al de África. - Prama Bhardwaj talks about what fashion industry can impulse Africa´s development in a positive way. Watch the full documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYdGhRqbAFA Visit dowechangeit.wordpress.com & www.zimoneda.com
Ethiopia Founded in 1988 by Turkish investors, Ayka Addis Textile is one of the biggest foreign investments in Ethiopia. The factory is engaged in manufacturing and exporting textiles and ready-made garment.
Another industry also hard hit by the loss of trade concessions was the Textile Industry, but there was no giving up or biting the bullet. Factories had to turn to alternative energy sources to cut operating costs and reduce non-renewable energy consumption by 60%.
Ethiopia has opened the Hawassa industrial park, arguably the largest on the continent. It is built on 300 hectares of land and is dedicated mainly to textile and garment producers. Currently, sixteen leading global apparel and textile companies from the US, China, India, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia are operating within the park. CGTN's Girum Chala visited the park Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
The textile industry in Kenya has continued to struggle on the back of liberal import-export policies that have seen foreign textile dominate the market. There are however small islands of resilience in the sector that have weathered that storm. Ashley Mazuri now with an inside look at that story. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: https://www.youtube.com/KTNkenya Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KTNNews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTNNewsKenya For more great content go to http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews and download our apps: http://std.co.ke/apps/#android KTN News is a leading 24-hour TV channel in Eastern Africa with its headquarters located along Mombasa Road, at Standard Group Centre. This is the most authoritative news ...
Changing business models and severe wage cost pressures faced by China represented a major growth window of opportunity for SA's domestic clothing manufacturing sector. Johann Baard, from Apparel Manufacturers South Africa discusses further.
South Africa is fighting to revive its ailing clothing industry. It contributes 3.3 percent to its GDP but it has been hit by cheap imports, shedding jobs and shuttering factories. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The Trade Hub is fostering the apparel export manufacturing sector in West Africa, specifically in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana, by: helping lead firms increase apparel production for export to the U.S. and other markets; establishing linkages between West African designers and fashion manufacturers and American sourcing companies to find buyers in the U.S.; promoting fair trade policies to institute a Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production program; supporting women’s fair employment and encouraging employee-friendly labor; collaborating with government agencies to develop and implement export promotion strategies for apparel.
FOR MORE TEXTILE JOBS IN AFRICA LOG ONTO www.datum-recruitment.com/jobs-in-africa Datum interviews Jas Bedi, of Bedi Investment Ltd., which is one of Datum Recruitment Services valued clients. We provide them recruitment services for their Vacancies in Kenya for Textile jobs.
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Africa is attracting the textile and apparel industry due to cheap labor power and raw material. Speaking at the official opening of a trade expo "Origin Africa 2012-Ethiopia" here on Wednesday Meles said Africa has natural resources and cheap labor, which enable it to do the work required in the industry. He said as infrastructure is necessary to make any business profitable, priority must be given for the development of the sector in the continent. Meles said Ethiopia has recognized infrastructure development whether in transportation, telecommunication and electricity as priority and is working towards realizing it. The trade expo is organized to raise awareness about Africa as a sourcing destination and change perceptions about doing business in Afr...
(www.abndigital.com) We're putting the focus on the textile industry today. This, as SOME manufacturers that have come under extreme pressure - now, face the very real threat of closure. It's a reality that seems to have re-ignited the debate around government subsidies. Renato Palmi - Director, The ReDress Consultancy to give us some perspective.
African Queen Fabrics Ltd. is one of the leading specialists of fine textiles for the West African market. Offering beautiful fabrics and textile from Africa. African Queen Fabric 29-31 Granville Arcade Brixton London UK SW9 8PS Watch Video Review by #BigReviewTV BIG Profile: https://goo.gl/rhbXiZ View some of our Producers Picks https://goo.gl/YcfhFj Download our FREE Big Review TV App to Create & Share your experiences and video reviews https://bigreviewtv.com/app Follow BIG: https://twitter.com/BigReviewTV https://www.facebook.com/BigReviewTV https://instagram.com/bigreviewtv/ Showcase your business: https://bigreviewtv.com/contact-us https://bigreviewtv.com/membership firstname.lastname@example.org Use Big Review TV to create, view and share videos about your experiences.
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The fate of two villages in East Africa, for generations both dependent on the cultivation of cotton, the most important natural resource for our clothing industry. One village cultivated its crop according modern agricultural standards with all its technical innovations and expensive imported chemicals – and is now dying in a trap of debt. The other village followed a tradional, organic method of cultivation and after only a few years is able to enjoy a certain modest affluence and confidence in the future. Original title: Cottonmoney & the Global Jeans A film from Peter Heller © 2001, Filmkraft Peter Heller Subscribe to wocomoDOCS: https://goo.gl/sBmGkp Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wocomo
Ethiopie, L’Ethiopie s’est lancé dans une dynamique d’industrialisation du textile et se positionne au fur des années comme un marché attractif pour les investisseurs étrangers. Même si la fluctuation des coûts du prix du coton sur le marché international constitue un obstacle majeur aux aspirations de l’Ethiopie dans son élan industriel, le pays poursuit son processus de développement infrastructurel pour répondre à la demande de plus en plus grandissante du textile. Abonnez-vous à la chaine: http://bit.ly/1ngI1CQ Like notre page Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/africa24tv Suivez nous sur Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFRICA24TV AFRICA24: La première chaîne mondiale d'information pour l'Afrique. Les infos d'Afrique pour le monde, les infos du monde pour l'Afrique.
Abonnez-vous à la chaine: http://bit.ly/1ngI1CQ Le secteur textile à la recherche d'un nouveau souffle, avec Andrian Tsila Journaliste indépendant MADAGASCAR AFRICA24: La première chaîne mondiale d'information pour l'Afrique. Les infos d'Afrique pour le monde, les infos du monde pour l'Afrique. Like notre page Facebook : http://bit.ly/africa24 Suivez nous sur Twitter : http://bit.ly/africa-24 Retrouvez d’autres contenus sur nos playlists : -Actualité du Rwanda : http://bit.ly/29erFGO -Hommage à Papa Wemba : http://bit.ly/29diKVR -CGECI Academy 2016 : http://bit.ly/29iVVlG -Investir au Cameroun : http://bit.ly/29gM9E8 -Guinée Equatoriale : http://bit.ly/29diJ4d
The following training film on cotton contamination reduction along the cotton to textile value chain has been produced jointly with Square Textile, an integrated textile and clothing manufacturing company from Bangladesh that has been working closely with ITC on African cotton contamination reduction and linking African ginners closely to its customers.
Women are Created to be artistic in nature and we should use all our talents and gifts that God gave us to support our family and to also help others. Women are created to be industrious as the Proverbs 31 woman who works with cloth and who trade with the garments and textile that she created but also teach the younger women how to also become helper for their husbands and also contributing to the economy. The latter is my purpose and mission in life is to share whatever God gave me to use on earth to help others to also achieve their dreams and success. Although we are living in very difficult times we should not allow our circumstances to destroy our hope, vision or dreams. I started as young fashion designer without any formal tertiary education due to a single mother without enoug...
Abdulaye Konate is one of the world's greatest artist. From Mali, west Africa. He works with textiles, a rich tradition in the region. many of his works are on a huge scale, one the size of a football pitch, where he shows just how much it is possible to do with fabrics.
At some of Japan's most exclusive department stores, colorful African-print bags are gaining a following. The appeal lies in their 4-way versatility: each piece, made from colorful batik fabric, can be used as either a handbag, clutch bag, shoulder bag or tote. Made in Uganda, they are the brainchild of Chizu Nakamoto, who runs a company offering employment to the country's struggling single mothers. Follow Nakamoto's team as they develop new items and expand their business operations.
According to the UN-HABITAT, up to 1.2 billion people in Africa will reside in urban centers by 2030, and this number is expected to rapidly increase in the years after. Urbanization has dramatically changed energy consumption patterns, water and sanitation needs, food security and the mobility of human beings. And with these changes, Africa's cities face unprecedented challenges arising from the inability to cater to the demands of urban settlers. So in what ways can governments on the continent harness ICTs to make better decisions around resource allocation and service delivery? And how can Africa's urban areas reinvent themselves to become more safe, sustainable, and smart cities in Africa? Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.fac...
Welcome to Season 2 of the Studio 78 Podcast! Yetunde Rodriguez is a graphic designer and textile artist based in Ohio who creates authentic African-inspired prints for wearable fashion and home decor. Although there was pressure to follow convention and pursue a job in the medical field, Yetunde's entrepreneurial spirit and desire for challenge has always navigated her career choices. She dabbled in several corporate and independent jobs before leveraging her background in graphic design and marrying it with passion for interior design. Yetunde's business now is a perfect blend of her heritage, creativity, and love of design, and a testament to her willingness to chart her course and realize her dreams by consistent continuous learning. //////////////////////////// SUBSCRIBE to my ...
South Africa is a vast and fascinating country. At the southern most tip is Cape Town, a beautiful city that has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world. But there is another less visible side to Cape Town that is less affluent and glamorous. Many people still live in crowded and littered townships. Three artists from Cape Town have been on a mission of turning scrap into useful products.
Check out our new website for more incredible documentaries: HD and ad-free. https://goo.gl/LwMcmY Beyond the crumbling walls of sweatshops we find out the true cost of fashion. It’s April 23rd 2013, a busy commercial building in Dhaka, Bangladesh towers over thousands of workers, many of them children. As they toil away in a cramped sweatshop the force of the eight-storey building collapses on to them, killing more than a 1,000 people and permanently disfiguring a further 2,500. It emerges that this building had been condemned and not fit for purpose, yet many workers were caged for 14-hours a day with no escape.This was not just an unfortunate circumstance but one that could easily have been prevented. Through first-hand eyewitness accounts we will investigate the cause of the collaps...