28 Aug '15, 10am

Definitely not great news for Ethiopia and it's growing textile industry

Definitely not great news for Ethiopia and it's growing textile industry

HAWASSA - Researchers in Ethiopia have uncovered "frightening" values for chemicals found in textile effluent being released into local waterways by one of the country's leading textile factories - and claim the pollution load being discharged by the factory represents a significant threat to the local environment. Ethiopia is currently on the radar of several leading international apparel brands seeking out the next low cost sourcing destination. H&M has five production units in the country, with Tesco, George at Asda and Primark also reported to be sourcing from there.

Full article: http://www.ecotextile.com/2015082821683/materials-product...

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