Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / USAID, Dignity DTRT plan to create apparel jobs in Ghana
USAID, Dignity DTRT plan to create apparel jobs in Ghana
Aug '17
The USAID in collaboration with Dignity DTRT Limited, a joint venture of DTRT Apparel Ltd and Ghana’s Dignity Industries, recently launched in Accra the Ghana Apparel Manufacturing Expansion project under the Global Development Alliance (GAME-GDA), a cooperative agreement between both parties to train 1,337 people and create 1,187 apparel-making jobs.

Around 80 per cent of these jobs will be filled by women, many of whom lack job skills, come from low-income backgrounds and are out-of-school adolescents. The apparel, which range from shirts to outerwear, will be sold by Seattle-based SanMar.

Dignity Industries, a wholly Ghanaian-owned company, has a 51 per cent stake in the joint venture initiated in 2014, while DTRT Apparel Limited, a Ghanaian-registered company with American ownership with offices in San Diego, California, owns 49 per cent. The DTRT Group is West Africa’s largest apparel manufacturer and exporter.

The new partnership, launched on August 14, will also add at least $20 million annually in duty-free apparel exports from Ghana to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and help DTRT support its US-based distribution centres, according to a press release from the US Embassy in Accra.

“This support from USAID will allow us to nearly double our workforce and greatly expand our production capacity,” said Dignity DTRT managing director Salma Salifu. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2020

An Industry Goes Viral

When the novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19, was first detected...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2020

Rising global import of sacks and bags

Overall trade of sacks and bags (for packaging of goods) has been...

Pic: freemind-production / Shutterstock.com

Retail | On 20th Feb 2020

Authentic Brands announces acquisition of Forever 21

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand development, marketing,...

Interviews View All

Kamlesh Vaghela, RK Textiles

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Poojaa Kumar Deepak, Zeven

Poojaa Kumar Deepak

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Divyesh Mashruwala, Akshar Industries

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Cong Zheng,

Cong Zheng

The China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) is a social-economic...

Ian Burn,

Ian Burn

Camira's expertise goes from farm to fabric and everything in between. The ...

Sham Shah,

Sham Shah

Shamal and Shamal Pvt Ltd is into manufacturing and sales of textile...

Mark Paterson, Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Andreas Lukas, Andritz Nonwoven

Andreas Lukas
Andritz Nonwoven

With forces in engineering and process development, Andritz Nonwoven...

Matthew Kolmes, Supreme Corporation

Matthew Kolmes
Supreme Corporation

Supreme Corporation manufactures innovative specialty yarns and safety...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Karan Arora, Karan Arora

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


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

February 2020

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

Advanced Search