African apparel exports totalled more than $2.5bn in 2014 © 123RF
African apparel exports totalled more than $2.5bn in 2014 © 123RF

African fashion industry could generate $15.5m

The textile industry has the potential to create 400,000 jobs in sub-Saharan Africa within 10 years.

The industry, which is the second biggest employer after agriculture on the continent, is worth more than $31bn but its fashion arm has the capability of generating an additional $15.5m in five years.

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