Ethiopia bets on clothes to fashion industrial future

KOMBOLCHA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Checkered shirts for American chain Gap. Slate leggings for Swedish store H&M. Twill shorts for Germany’s Tchibo. They are among a growing list of clothes being stitched together for big brands in Ethiopia. Workers sew clothes inside the Indochine Apparel PLC textile factory in Hawassa Industrial Park in Southern Nations, Nationalities … Read more Ethiopia bets on clothes to fashion industrial future

Why the fashion industry keeps failing to fix labour exploitation

Four years after the Rana Plaza tragedy and there are still reports of worker exploitation in the garment industry. Shutterstock Worker exploitation is rampant in the global fashion industry, according to countless investigations, studies and reports. So why haven’t fashion brands cleaned up their acts? Even if brands want to be part of the solution (as they are frequently asked to … Read more Why the fashion industry keeps failing to fix labour exploitation

A passion for fashion and all kinds of denim

Tshepo Mohlala ‘The Jeanmaker’.  Image: Instagram East Rand entrepreneur Tshepo Mohlala has turned his passion into a thriving business. Mohlala, the founder of Tshepo The Jeanmaker Fashion House, was born in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga but grew up in Springs. He has been working on turning his denim enterprise into a powerful African fashion brand. Founded in 2015, … Read more A passion for fashion and all kinds of denim