International Conference on African Textile Industry is being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, starting from October 19, 2015. A press release issued by Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute stated that participants include investors engaged in cotton, textile, tailoring and stakeholders. Holding the conference in Addis Ababa will benefit Ethiopia to share experiences in textile and garment industry.
Through this conference, the country can also display its potential in the sector and also bring in foreign investors and buyers. Based on the conviction that only by sustainable development the livelihoods of future generations and vital resources can be protected, Aid by Trade Foundation started and initiative, ‘Cotton made in Africa’, which was established in 2005.
The long-term aim is to further develop the value chain in those countries where raw materials are produced in order to generate maximum added value. This goes beyond supporting sustainable cultivation of agricultural and forestry products.