Fashion

November 19, 2021

Why leverage South-South Cooperation to support women entrepreneurs: how does SITA’s strengthening of women-led businesses contribute to Sustainable Development?

Women’s empowerment contributes to positive and sustainable social outcomes – and makes economic sense too.  Supporting women as entrepreneurs is one of the key pathways to women’s empowerment. There are three main reasons why SITA makes women’s entrepreneurship a priority: To harnesses all the potential of women’s talent for maximum economic growth; to directly empower women entrepreneurs themselves; and to create decent work opportunities for other women.  SITA promotes women’s entrepreneurship through its gender-focussed Mitreeki programme.
August 24, 2021

The Sweet Sixteen – 16 Structural Solutions for Cleaner Leather and Textile Sectors

This post summarizes the findings of the 2021 SITA report, Going for Green, aimed at instituting sustainable value chains in the East African leather and textile sectors. The 16 actionable recommendations can help policymakers address environmental compliance in these key sectors in a comprehensive manner.
August 20, 2021

Bridging the gap in Ethiopia’s Textile value chain using existing skills and traditions: SITA’s five ingredients for creating a self-sufficient Handloom unit

SITA identified the potential of Ethiopia’s existing skills and long tradition of handloom weaving to fill the gap in the domestic textile value chain. The knock-on effects are profound: the weavers are getting better livelihoods, and the subsector will create new meaningful employment opportunities to women and youth in rural areas.
August 17, 2021

Renewable energy lessons in the textile sector – from India to East Africa

This post discusses SITA's report exploring potential renewable energy learnings for the East African textile sector, from the Indian experience over the last three decades.