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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 28:
4th quarter 2014

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Talking strategy: Maximilian Martin of Impact Economy discusses how competitiveness in the apparel industry can be improved by investing in sustainability and productivity
Sourcing apparel from Kenya and Ethiopia
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2014 (11 pages)
Trade and trade policy: clothing imports, consumer expenditure and trends in five emerging markets: India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Peru and South Korea (30 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2014 (19 pages)

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Sourcing apparel from Kenya and Ethiopia
published in Issue 28, 4th quarter 2014  


The international apparel community is showing growing interest in sourcing from Kenya and Ethiopia. Reasons for this include duty-free access to key markets, attractive investment incentives and low wage rates compared with countries in Asia. In Ethiopia in particular, a large number of high profile brand names have started sourcing apparel from the country. This report provides an overview of the textile and clothing industries in Kenya and Ethiopia, and highlights the challenges and opportunities which the industries face. Also, the report includes profiles of selected clothing companies in Kenya and discusses the competition they face from neighbouring countries. Furthermore, the report includes information on investments made in Ethiopia by major foreign textile and clothing companies.

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

Reports contain updates on developments in the apparel sector, trade and trade policy, research-based information on individual market sectors, business news and expert opinions on strategy to keep retailers, manufacturers and investors informed of the facts and figures which will affect their businesses.

Each issue contains:
a detailed research-based report or company profile covering information on sourcing, developments in technology, colour and/or fabric trends, market sectors such as discount retailing, or other issues which affect companies in the apparel industry;
a round-up of industry developments and innovations in the apparel sector;
a feature on trade and trade policy;
advice from industry experts on strategy; and
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An annual subscription to Global Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep yourself and your colleagues informed about trends and developments in the global apparel industry. The reports are available on subscription in printed and electronic format.

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"Running the largest online global sourcing marketplace and platform in the world for the Textiles and Apparel industries means I need to keep up with movements everywhere. I find the Global Apparel Markets report from Textiles Intelligence to always be full of great information that confirms to me what I know to be true and tells me what I need to be aware of in the global markets that I might not be. I always look forward to getting it in the mail."
(Tony Forcucci; Global Director, Textiles & Apparel Sourcing P; MFG.com)