East Africa Domestic Textile Market Forum

Published on 7th May 2014

The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) in collaboration with Hamburg based Cotton made in Africa Initiative (CmiA) hosted a forum for industry and retailers to discuss ways to activate domestic textile market in East Africa. The CmiA initiative has already sold over 20 million units of garments in Europe and sourced cotton from over 500,000 smallholder farmers in Sub Saharan Africa. The Nairobi meeting focused on how to make East Africa cotton value chain efficient; promote value addition and production of quality finished units through a network of industry and retailers. 


From left: Sam Meeks, MD Tailormade Jeanswear, Francis Rotich, EPZ’s Statistical Officer, Rachel Wamunyu, Centre: From left: Sabine Huster MD Kiboko Leisure Wear, and Joseph Nyagari, Program & ICT Manager (ACTIF)


From left: Sam Meeks, MD Tailormade Jeanswear, Mary Mwaura, Secretary Thika Cloth Textile Mill Ltd and Sabine Huster, MD Kiboko Leisure Wear


James Shikwati, Director, Inter Region Economic Network, Kenya and Evgeniya Khromina, Director of Marketing & Research, Panah project.


(L-R) Janet Mumassabba,  East Africa textile Development Manager (IREN), Winnie Chebet, Enactus Kenya.

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