Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / East Africa Trade Hub shows samples at Texworld USA
East Africa Trade Hub shows samples at Texworld USA
Feb '14
Braving the bitter cold of New York City, the East Africa Trade Hub (EATH) attended its third Texworld USA textiles and apparel exhibition. Held January 21-23, the goal of the Texworld is to introduce international producers of textiles and apparel to buyers from around the world. As part of its ongoing Origin Africa campaign to make African producers a top option for U.S. buyers, the Trade Hub showcased samples from 15 different manufacturers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Ethiopia.
Over the 3-day event, the Origin Africa booth successfully conveyed the message that African textile and apparel manufacturers produce creative and innovative products that are ready for expansion in the U.S. market. Based on the high interest shown by buyers, African companies shined at the exhibition and helped change perceptions of doing business in Africa. 
Said Patrick Yun, the COO of medical apparel company, Iguanamed, who was so impressed with what he saw: “after meeting with [Origin Africa] here, I’m going to place my first container order in East Africa.”
Introducing East Africa manufacturers to U.S. companies at trade expositions is a core EATH activity.  In tandem with other market linkage activities including buyers’ missions and technical assistance, this activity has contributed to over $160 million in project-supported AGOA exports since 2009. The Trade Hub team plans to continue to promote African producers throughout 2014 at future Texworld and industry events.

USAID East Africa Trade Hub

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Teijin Frontier develops Solotex RC lightweight fibre

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd, fibre products converting company and part...

Tosha Hays addressing the conference. Courtesy: College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Industry experts discuss future of fabrics at UGA

Industry experts, researchers and military officials discussed the...

Courtesy: Global Denim Awards

Fashion | On 27th Oct 2016

Anbasja Blanken & Italian mill ITV Denim win GDA

Dutch designer Anbasja Blanken and Italian mill ITV Denim was the...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search