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.
June 5, 2018

SITA launches Ethiopian handloom spin-off with master-weavers’ training in India

By Devika Jyothi In the fourth year of its implementation, besides the expansion of trade and investment promotion activities and capacity building activities for value-addition, Supporting […]
February 13, 2018

East African artisans add colour to international trade

By Candice Ungerer Tapping into the rising global demand for sustainable, eco-friendly products gives East African artisans a distinct advantage in international trade. East African artisans […]