Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Liberian textiles sector hails President Sirleaf
Liberian textiles sector hails President Sirleaf
14
May '16
The Liberia National Tailors, Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union, has commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for supporting and promoting the industry. During a meeting with the President, the Union said that since the official pronouncement of the 'Wear Your Pride' campaign by the Liberian leader during her annual address to the National Legislature, it has noticed a complete transformation in the textiles and garment sector.

According to the official government website Executive Mansion, the statement was made by the Union's President Lansana K. Dawon on Thursday at President Sirleaf's Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia.

He said more Liberians are now beginning to appreciate and love wearing Liberia's traditional country cloth thereby creating a market and job opportunities for weavers mainly from Lofa County. Dawson pointed that during the inauguration of President Sirleaf for her second term, she mandated the inaugural committee to grant the Tailors' Union the sewing contract to produce flags and other materials for the programme, which according to him brought relief to the institution financially.

He furthered, since the President Sirleaf's pronouncement, the Union has been having conversation with many Liberians Organizations in the diaspora especially in the US through their legal representative Kimma Wreh, Liberia Fashion Ambassador to the US to promote Liberian clothing abroad.

According to the website, Dawson praised President Sirleaf's continued support to the industry and appealed to her to help identify partners who will enhance their efforts aimed at promoting the industry.

In response, President Sirleaf applauded the Liberia National Tailors,
Textiles, Garments and Allied Workers Union for the commitment in promoting Liberia-made clothing but was quick to point out that there is much more to be done in the sector, stressing performance as key towards ensuring a sustainable market.

“You have done well but you need to connect with other counties and get fully established before extending outside of Liberia, which is a sign of growth,” she said.

The Liberian President pledged government's fullest support and commitment in promoting Liberian businesses - stressing quality and performance. She asked Commerce Minister Axel Addy to continue working with the Union to ensure that Liberian products are available in the market.

She assured the Union that once it takes inventory of schools and begin to produce uniforms of all schools, government will work with them to promote the industry.

Commerce Minister Addy stressed on the compelling need to change the Liberian story and assured the Union of government's commitment in lifting the industry to another level. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Building of Ethiopian textile unit by Chinese firm starts

Textiles | On 22nd Jan 2018

Building of Ethiopian textile unit by Chinese firm starts

Chinese firm Wuxi No. 1 Cotton Mill will build a textile plant in...

JD.com to invest $3.1 bn to revive industry in NE China

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2018

JD.com to invest $3.1 bn to revive industry in NE China

To back the government’s campaign to revitalize the traditional...

SIMA makes pre-budget recommendations to Indian govt

Textiles | On 22nd Jan 2018

SIMA makes pre-budget recommendations to Indian govt

Exemption of 5 per cent goods and services tax (GST) on raw cotton,...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search