2nd February 2010
Interest in Ethiopia seems to be mounting
Turkey's Selentex, a yarn spinner, has proposed moving its equipment to Turkey and establishing a new factory. It has asked the Ethiopian government to provide the factory, in return for...
29th November 2009
The Big Issues right now
Here's the big stories in the latest SourceChinese and Vietnamese unions start to flex their musclesRoutine worker disputes at a Chinese Triumph lingerie factory and at apparel factories in Haiphong...
23rd February 2009
The endless quest for the next sourcing hotspot
We were asked it again the other day. "Where's the next apparel sourcing hotspot?" said a potential new client.And, as always, she just refused to believe the answer. Which for...
23rd September 2008
Ethiopia has precise objectives – but reality far distant
Ethiopia earned $14.8 mn from textile and apparel exports in 2007/8, against a national target of $64 mn. Nonetheless, its government still expects $500 mn income by 2011, and has...
21st September 2008
Everyone wants a clothes industry
At a time most people think buyers are trying to reduce the number of countries they're buying from, it's amazing how many new countries want to jump in the bandwaggon....
15th May 2008
China to construct Ethiopia’s first private industrial zone
Ethiopia on March 16 signed an agreement with a Chinese company for the construction of its first private industrial zone. Jiangsu Qiyuan Investment Group will construct the zone in Dukem,...
21st May 2007
Ethiopian entrepreneur to establish factory
An Ethiopian entrepreneur is to establish a Textile Factory in Debre Zeit town State at a cost of $50mn, the Ethiopian News Agency reported. The construction of the physical plant...
21st March 2007
Chinese to lease Ethiopia’s Bahir Dar Textile
Ethiopia’s Privatisation and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency (PPESA) has concluded a five-year lease contract for the Bahir Dar Textile Factory with a Chinese company, after a series of disappointments in...
21st March 2007
Italy to support Ethiopian industry
Ethiopia’s Akaki garment factory, recently privatised will be the first company to benefit from the Ethio-Italian aid programme which aims at supporting the textile sector with a grant of $10mn....