Ethiopia hosts Africa’s main textile, apparel trade show

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome delivers his speech during the opening of Africa Sourcing and Fashion in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Oct. 3, 2017. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)
Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome delivers his speech during the opening of Africa Sourcing and Fashion in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Oct. 3, 2017. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Ethiopia is showcasing its prowess in textile and garment industry at the ongoing Africa’s main trade show for cotton, textile, apparel, home and technology industries.

The African Sourcing and Fashion Week, which will last toward Friday, has gathered some 230 international producers and exporters from 25 countries, the organizers Trade and Fairs East Africa and Messe Frankfurt indicated Tuesday.

Among the variety of products showcased at the trade show include apparel fabrics, leather goods, fashion and fashionable accessories. Home and household textile providers are also among exhibitors as part of the event.

According to the organizers, the exhibitors are drawn from countries such as Turkey, the United Arabic Emirates, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Italy, Germany and the host nation Ethiopia.

The 4-day event, as part of its opening day program, evaluated Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park, in which panelists indicated the industrial zone as a “model of sustainability” in Africa’s textile and garment industry sector. Digital sourcing was also major discussion topic during the event as a new sourcing opportunity for the African continent and beyond.

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