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The Kenyan Textile And Fashion Industry
The economic development story of the 20th century was about the East Asian Tigers. Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and now China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Bangladesh, have seen extraordinary growth, reductions in poverty, and improvements in living standards by pursuing export-oriented growth strategies. The garment industry, a labour-intensive, low-skill manufacturing process, served as the first step on the industrialization and growth escalator for these countries. Today, as production costs rise in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa offers the last frontier in the search for new apparel sourcing markets. With a strong apparel tradition, a large and entrepreneurial workforce, and an attractive business environment, Kenya is a compelling new sourcing destination for global brands. However, Kenya also has a deep well-spring of talent among fashion designers and small tailors, who can serve both the global, domestic, and regional markets. This report is focused on how Kenyan designers and factories can capitalize on these opportunities.
Hivos East AfricaFree
Policy Research on the Kenyan Textile Industry, Findings and Recommendations
Within the last 20 years, there has been a significant shift in the national, regional and international policy environment in relation to the Kenyan textile sector. Some of the policies have resulted in positive, negative or have had no impact or effect. The import substitution policies put in operation soon after independence, between 1963 and 1986, coincided with the period during which the textile industry performed well. During that time there was a robust and integrated cotton-textile sector with extensive institutional support mechanisms, public sector participation and elaborate subsidy programmes.
Margaret ChemengichFree
ACTIF Report on Competitive Supply Side Analysis of CTA Sectors in -Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda
This report was developed following a supply side study conducted by ACTIF in collaboration with its member associations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan . The report covers the Cotton, Textile and Apparel sub sectors including support institutions.
Varun Vaid, Wazir AdvisorsFree
Analysis of Textile & Clothing Training Institutions in the East & Southern Africa
The report an assessment of the existing regional training institutions in Sub Sahara Africa region and recommendations for improvement and a network framework for cooperation and linkages with the overall objective of enhancing the regional value chain and improving the competitiveness of human resource and technology level for Cotton Textile Apparel (CTA) sector institutions.
Dr. Everlyne NgukuFree
Impact of AGOA in Mauritius Textile & Garment Industry
A detailed overview on the impact of AGOA on our Textile and Apparel exports as well as the economy at large. The report fundamentally shows that AGOA has undeniably contributed to the development of the trade and investment in the Mauritian economy. It also highlights that Mauritius is quite a different case as compared to the other Sub Saharan Countries.
Lilowtee RajmunFree
Impact of AGOA on Swaziland Textile & Garment Industry
An analysis of the impact and relevance of AGOA to the clothing & textile sectors in Swaziland in preparation for the AGOA Review. Statistical data is provided on the current size & composition of the apparel & textile sectors in Swaziland as well as the pattern of exports to the U.S. since the introduction of AGOA.
Jack KiplingFree
Vietnam Textile and Garment Industry
Vietnam's Textile & Garment Industry plays an important role in the economy in general and in the manufacturing sector in particular. The share of textiles and garments in manufacturing output is increasing every year. Vietnam is now one of the top ten garment exporting countries in the world with foreign exchange earnings of US$ 9.11 billion in 2009 and by the end of 2010 it was expected to bring more than US$ 9.2 billion.
Zakir HossainFree
Impact of AGOA in Kenya's Textile & Garment Industry
A review of the Textile and Garment industry in Kenya after the expiry of the MFA in 2005, to benchmark the country’s textile competitiveness Vis a vis other SSA countries and competitors in the market place with a view to building consensus on the position of the African cotton, textile and apparel sectors to facilitate better negotiations at the national, regional and international trade and development forums; identify actions to be dedicated to the specific concerns of the industry; and to promote improved competitiveness in both the regional and global market place.
Margaret ChemengichFree
Impact of AGOA on Lesotho Textile & Garment Industry
An analysis of the impact and relevance of AGOA to the clothing and textile sectors in Lesotho in preparation for the review of AGOA. Statistical data is provided on the size & composition of the apparel & textile sectors in Lesotho and recent Trends.
Jack KiplingFree
Competitiveness of the Sub Sahara Africa Textile Sector vs Asian LDC Countries
With the expiry of MFA provisions in compliance with WTO rules ‐ substantial liberalization of the textile and apparel sectors has resulted in dramatic declines in the SSA textile and apparel trade, and the net beneficiaries have been China and Asian LDC countries. And yet AGOA has been the lifeline of the cotton, textile and apparel industry in SSA. Non‐extension of AGOA beyond 2015 spells doom for SSA cotton, textile and apparel sectors.
Margaret ChemengichFree
Cambodia Textile & Garment Industry
The rapid growth of apparel industry in Cambodia has been accelerated by the influx of foreign firms mainly originated from Asian region. Cambodia is extremely dependent on its export oriented ready made garments industries, which generated around 90% of its total export earning and created employment opportunities for 27% of the total industrial employments and it opened job opportunities for a large number of illiterate poor rural women into the labor market
Zakir HossainFree

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