Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Stakeholders urge govt to buy 'Made in Zimbabwe' clothing
Stakeholders urge govt to buy 'Made in Zimbabwe' clothing
25
Jun '13
Various stakeholders urged the Government departments to promote and buy uniforms made in Zimbabwe, at a two-day ‘Made in Zimbabwe’ clothing conference.
 
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, the Zimbabwe National Army and the Zimbabwe Republic Police were among the Government departments that came under fire at the conference, New Zimbabwe reported.
 
Jeremy Youmans, chairperson of Zimbabwe Clothing Manufacturers Association (ZCMA), said it was important that Government and other local agencies buy locally produced clothing.
 
Speakers said the Government departments should buy a certain percent of their procurements from the local industry, if they felt that domestic manufacturers did not have enough capacity to supply in large quantities.
 
Stan Mangoma, a director in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, said it was important to support the local garment sector, and for that it is necessary to change the mind set that imported goods are superior.
 
Clothing producers claimed that they could make better quality goods for Government departments compared to some clothing imported by the various institutions.
 
They said the departments should work with domestic manufacturers to address quality and other issues, instead of importing apparel.
 
Moreover, buying locally would also spare the departments from the anxiety caused in having goods imported mainly from the Far Eastern countries, they added.
 
Meanwhile, the ZCMA has introduced a new logo with words “Made in Zimbabwe With Care”, along with an artistic design of rising sun that has the colours of the Zimbabwean flag used in sun’s rays.
 
The new logo would enable buyers to differentiate domestically made apparel and textile products from the imported ones.
 
In 1990s, Zimbabwean textile and apparel sector employed more than 35,000 people, but the number has since gone down to about 8,000 as of today. Only about 30 percent of the total capacity of Zimbabwean textile and apparel firms is currently being utilized.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

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

October 2017

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
77.9%
No
13.2%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 68

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
61.8%
No
27.9%
Skip
10.3%

Total Votes: 68

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
85.3%
No
10.3%
Skip
4.4%

Total Votes: 68

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
75.0%
No
11.8%
Skip
13.2%

Total Votes: 68


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