Ethiopia opens up financial sector

Ethiopia has approved its first foreign finance licence.

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Will the textile industry clean up its act?

The global fashion industry is a major consumer of resources and cause of pollution. As companies pledge to clean up, will governments come on board? 

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How Lenzing pioneered textile sustainability

The CEO of Austria’s Lenzing talks to fDi about the company’s innovative approach to fibre production.

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Is the era of the sweat shop coming to an end?

With links to exploitative labour conditions now hugely damaging to a fashion house's reputation, how is the industry reacting?

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London Fashion Week highlights FDI progress

The UK’s new creative industries minister has hailed the textile industry. Yasmin Jones-Henry reports.

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Lille: success by design

When Lille beat Sydney to be named World Capital of Design 2020, a few eyebrows were raised. But locals say the French city’s combination of a pleasant environment, well connected location and hi-tech expertise will keep it in the spotlight. Courtney Fingar reports. 

Textile FDI into Ethiopia soars in 2017

China is still Ethiopia’s biggest textile investor, followed by Turkey. 

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Tech and textiles: a Farfetch story

Farfetch founder Jose Neves combined his tech experience with a love of fashion to create a global high-end e-commerce site. He tells Natasha Turak about his growth plans, following a partnership with Condé Nast.

London retail rising in the west

Figures from MasterCard and a new report highlight the attractiveness of retail options in London’s West End, particularly for overseas visitors.

A head start: Crown Natures looks to dominate African cap and hat market

Frustrated by the absence of cap manufacturers in Nigeria, Crown Natures CEO Omolara Aromolaran founded the company to fill a gap in the market. Now she is using her Lekki Free Zone base to take her product to the rest of African and beyond.

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