19/06/2020 – Partner Africa Ethiopia — auf Deutsch lesen

Gesamtmasche: German-Ethiopian textile project goes online

The project “Partner Africa Ethiopia” of the textile associations Etgama and Gesamtmasche presents itself to the public.


The joint project of the Ethiopian Textile and Clothing Association Etgama and the Confederation of the German Knitting Industry – Gesamtmasche is now available online. © Partner Africa Athiopia


Martina Bandte, President of Gesamtmasche:

“The cooperation is a first important step towards closer cooperation with Africa. For most entrepreneurs, Ethiopia is still a white spot on the textile map. The country has a complete textile processing chain, especially in the cotton sector. Some of Africa’s larger economies are growing rapidly and already have a respectable middle class. Cooperation with Ethiopia is an important first step for us towards a broader Africa strategy. The Corona crisis has painfully made obvious our dependence on Asia, and China in particular.”

The industry urgently needs to diversify its international supply chains

On the new website www.partnerafrica-ethiopia.org textile and clothing companies as well as other interested parties can find out about business opportunities and the economic environment in Ethiopia. The most important contents and objectives of the project are presented in a clear format and fed with news about the course of the project.

This includes company portraits, references to important events and downloads with up-to-date information on the Ethiopian textile sector. Partner Africa Ethiopia is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.