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Staff, 1:00 am
By moving manufacturing to Ethiopia, Chinese textile companies are moving closer to their raw material base, the cotton-producing countries. This is part of their value chain repositioning, a strategy most Chinese companies are adopting. They’re are also using Africa as a gateway to emerging markets on and off the continent. Products made in Ethiopia can be exported duty- and quota free to the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The same benefits apply to the E.U. Ethiopia also offers cheap electricity at US$0.04 cents per kilowatt hour. It’s now the second-largest electricity producer in sub-Sahara due to its hydropower dams.
Dana Sanchez, 2:16 pm
Italian businesses have had 200 investment projects in Ethiopia since 1994 worth $304.15 million US and Ethiopia wants the relationship to get stronger still. The Ethiopian embassy is working hard to show the real picture of Ethiopia to Italians. Sectors such as textile and garment, leather and leather products are helping open Italians’ eyes, according to a report in AllAfrica.
Makula Dunbar, 1:07 pm
At least three companies from Mauritius have concluded business contracts worth $2,4 million with local companies in the textile and clothing and chemicals sector. Speaking at the buyers and sellers meeting Mauritius–Zimbabwe, Enterprise Mauritius chairperson Amedee Darga said yearly Mauritian exports to Zimbabwe used to be very high, reaching up to $8 million at one point.
Ann Brown, 9:00 am
From GhanaWeb Ghana is expected to work closely with the Chinese government as part of a new strategy to combat the importation of pirated Ghanaian textiles from China. This comes after several calls on government to tackle the widespread pirating of Ghanaian textile designs in China at a bilateral level. According to the immediate past […]
Ann Brown, 3:00 pm
From Ghana Web The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), in collaboration with the Swiss Government, has launched a fashion project to establish a sustainable export market, based on a sustainable supply chain for ethical fashion and lifestyle products supplied by micro entrepreneurs. Dubbed ‘‘The Ethical Fashion Ghana Project, ’’ it is being implemented by […]
Dana Sanchez, 11:16 am
Investment opportunities exist in Nigeria for international fabrics and textile makers, according to a Lagos-based fashion entrepreneur. Hollerose is a contemporary high-end, ready-to-wear fashion brand. Its creative director calls for policies that encourage big, quality fabric merchants abroad to come set up businesses in Nigeria. The average Nigerian is brand conscious “for reasons best attributed to snob appeal,” said Hollerose’s creative director. “They would rather buy a well-established or foreign brand than a start-up brand.”
Amma Bonsu, 9:00 am
A fabulous trend in home décor around the world is the ability to creatively transform a setting using contemporary textiles and furnishings with a distinct African influence. Although African décor was previously limited to gory tribal masks and animal prints, today’s African artisans have elevated their craftsmanship.
They have re-introduced the world to a collection of artistry that marries the traditional African theme with contemporary designs.
The result is a magnificent array of culturally inspired accent pieces and eclectic furnishings that infuse elegance and boldness into any space.
Here are eight influential African designers who are commanding international appeal to contemporary African home décor.
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