Texworld Evolution Paris (“Texworld”), Europe’s premier sourcing event for the international textile and clothing industry taking place February 5-7, 2024 brings together over 1,500 exhibitors and 29,000 trade buyers annually. As an emerging apparel and textile manufacturing hub in Africa, Ethiopia is showcasing 10 exhibiting companies at the event.
In his opening message, Melaku Alebel, Minister of Industry for Ethiopia, emphasized the level of Ethiopia’s commitment: ‘Our dedication to enabling growth means implementing policies that meet international standards and consumer demand for transparency. With incentives for investment and a dynamic workforce powering advanced production methods, Ethiopian textile manufacturers continue driving innovation. Our commitment goes beyond inviting partners to source from Ethiopia, it means collaborating with them to grow African manufacturing capabilities’.
The Sustainable Industrial Clusters (S.I.C.) project has facilitated the participation of ten companies exhibiting under the “Made in Ethiopia” pavilion, highlighting innovative locally produced textiles and Ethiopia’s strengths in sustainable manufacturing. This represents the project’s 3rd year supporting Ethiopian firms to connect with international buyers at the event.