5th AFRICA SOURCING AND FASHION WEEK (ASFW) will open doors from 9th until 12th November 2019 to the entire cotton, textile, apparel, leather, technology, and home décor industry incl. wholesale, retail, boutique stores and the hospitality industry.
Over 280 international manufacturers and exporters from 35 countries will showcase their products and innovations to over 5.000 trade professionals and sourcing industry from around the world. The show in 2017 has already grown with more than 20% in exhibitor and more than 20% in visitor numbers.
ASFW 2019 is not only a platform for manufacturers from the East African region but for manufacturers from the entire African continent. For the first time at ASFW, government pavillions from Germany, Portugal, and France will present their expertise and products to international African fashion brands and buyers and counterparts. Further country pavilions are from East Africa, China, and Pakistan. An Ethiopian pavilion will showcase in collaboration with GIZ, ETGAMA, and ETIDI.
Launched at ASFW in 2017 the unique WALK FOR BUSINESS project will connect more than 20 high- end African designers from South, West and East Africa with international buyers and fashion brands for future collaboration.
Known as Africa ́s only trade show for technology, ASFW offers a huge platform for famous machines for the production of clothing, textiles as well as dying and finishing incl. suppliers of chemicals.
ASFW consists of textile, apparel, technology, leather, footwear and home décor and fashion design. Textile, apparel and technology will be presented though Texworld Addis Abeba, Apparel Sourcing Addis Abeba and Texprocess Addis Abeba.
The theme of 5th ASFW CONFERENCE will be “Sustainability in Manufacturing and Labour”. There will be a special conference on Labour topics organized by Labour Organization (ILO) as well as by GIZ. In addition an investmnet panel will highlight investment opportunities in Ethiopia. Governmnet bodies will inform about current situations and their support.
AFRICA SOURCING AND FASHION WEEK is organized in partnership with Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ethiopia ministry of Trae nad Industry, Ethiopian Textile Development Institute (ETIDI) and Ethiopia Textile and Garment Manufacturers Association (ETGAMA).