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Trade in fashion products provides key opportunities for communities in Africa. Fashion is labour intensive, requires limited capital input, and with good design, traditional skills bring a high premium.

In Kenya, statistics show that every job in the garment sector in Kenya generates 5 other jobs. In Lesotho, thanks to the apparel (representing 94% of merchandise exports) GDP per capital increased from $558 in 2001 to $3000 in 2004.

To learn more on how fashion can support Africa, download the document on your left hand side

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Africa and Fashion: Challanges and Opportunities (pdf)

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