Apparel

UN Women initiative prepares new knowledge-sharing platform for women worldwide

Friday, May 31 2013

Anna Falth, UN Women

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is a newly-established UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, and one of the participants in May’s inaugural North American Global Shea Alliance Trade and Industry Conference in New York City.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Tuesday, April 30 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Global Shea Alliance participates at in-cosmetics, trains women in Ghana

The Global Shea Alliance, co-founded by the USAID Trade Hub in 2011, participated at the In-Cosmetics international trade show and the Union for Ethical Bio Trade conference in Paris, distributing more than 100 annual reports and membership directories to shea butter distributers, brands, and development agencies from around the world.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Sunday, March 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Border Information Center opens at the Port of Dakar

105 stakeholders in Senegal participated in the launch of West Africa’s fourth Border Information Center in Dakar. The new center is hosted by the Conseil Sénégalais des Chargeurs (COSEC).

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Source Africa

Tue, 09/04/2013 (All day) - Fri, 12/04/2013 (All day)

Source West Africa will be showcasing top West African designers at Source Africa, the most important textile, apparel and footwear trade event in Africa. www.sourceafrica.co.za

Businesses, government, civil society should start thinking about AGOA law renewal now

Thursday, February 28 2013

Sherman Katz, Trade Policy Expert

AGOA opened the U.S. to  duty-free sale of more than 6,000 items (tariff lines) from African nations provided those countries conduct free and fair elections. Products from West Africa that have utilized the program include textiles, apparel, agricultural products such as cashews and shea butter as well as oil and gas.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, February 28 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

 

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Wednesday, December 26 2012

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Bankers learn about USAID Trade Hub access to finance initiatives

80 finance experts discussed constraints that limit small and medium enterprises’ access to finance and learned about the USAID Trade Hub’s innovative work to improve access during a meeting organized by Ecobank Togo in Lome. The USAID Trade Hub’s work with the African Cashew Alliance, the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development and the West African Development Bank were the focus of a presentation by the USAID Trade Hub.

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What's Happening at the USAID West Africa Trade Hub

Friday, November 16 2012

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

AfricaNow! Handcrafts Exporters Workshop held at SIAO 2012

87 handcrafts producers and exporters from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo participated in the USAID Trade Hub-supported AfricaNow! three-day handcrafts exporters workshop at the Salon International de l’Artisanat de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The workshop was supported by the USAID BEAM project as well.

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Designers wow at Ghana Fashion Week

Friday, November 16 2012

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

In October, Jackie Shaw, fashion director of Africa Fashion Guide, an online platform which promotes the supply chain of African fashion and textiles, participated in the first Ghana Fashion Week in Accra.

"This is the main launch of Ghana fashion and design week and it brought together quite a few designers and, media and quiet a huge crowd," Shaw said. "It was very exciting."

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Source West Africa training targets apparel exporters in Côte d’Ivoire

Sarah Quainoo

A three-day training workshop is presenting information on exporting to world markets in order to improve the competitiveness of apparel designers in Côte d’Ivoire. Source West Africa, a USAID Trade Hub-supported apparel industry brand, is conducting the training with support from the USAID BEAM project. 

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