AfDB to boost Africa’s fashion and textile industry with Fashionomics

Launched under the auspices of the AfDB’s Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the “Fashionomics” initiative aims to bring Africa’s fashion and textile industry to a new level. Two studies that scrutinize the sector in Côte d'Ivoire and Ethiopia have been released with a dedicated “Fashionomics” web platform underway. The untapped potential of fashion and textiles is enormous: in Sub-Saharan Africa, the sector could generate 400,000 jobs, with exports doubling within 10 years.

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