Cape Town is hosting the fourth edition of Source Africa from June 8 and 9, 2016. This is an annual pan-African textile, clothing and footwear trade event. It brings together manufacturers, buyers, suppliers and service providers from across the continent, Asia and even the United States of America.
The aim is to promote African-made textiles to international buyers and to boost trade between African countries and to promote investment into manufacturing capacity in Africa and accelerate job creation. In 2016, the trade show has more of an international flavor with exhibitors from China and the US. There will be African country pavilions, informative business seminars, fashion shows and networking functions.
Thirty-seven Mauritian enterprises are participating. The main objectives of this participation is to maintain visibility as the next door preferred partner and to further boost exports to South Africa. Mauritius is occupying more than 25 per cent of the floor space and the companies are showcasing a wide range of products like knitwear, T-shirts, polo shirts, jeans, high-end suits and accessories.
The 2015 expo attracted over 1,300 decision makers who had the opportunity to meet with more than 220 exhibitors from 15 countries. What they found was a supply chain that is featuring innovation, high quality fabrics and yarns and compelling products and designs.