handloom

September 24, 2021

SITA takes over virtual trainings to a new level to support Ethiopian handloom sector in the midst of the pandemic

The textile and garment industry in Ethiopia is growing rapidly and could be a powerful means for inclusive growth and Sustainable Development. However, there are gaps in the domestic supply chain. SITA has set up a producer-owned company to capitalise on these gaps, leveraging on the appropriate knowledge and technology from India’s a flourishing handloom sector.
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.
January 29, 2021

Supporting BSOs to support businesses: SITA trains 41 East African and Indian BSOs to use ITC’s Market Analysis Tools

Over the course of four weeks in October and November 2020, SITA organized a series of trainings on ITC’s Market Analysis Tools for business support organizations […]
May 8, 2020

Applying Indian techniques to produce face masks for the Ethiopian market

Amid lockdown restrictions, 23 volunteers in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, are working daily to fulfil the regional government’s order for face masks and other personal protective equipment. […]