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Gambia designers storm the United States

Published date:
Monday, 12 April 2010

Thirty Gambian fashion designers and apparel producers are planning on attending a major textile expo in the United States of America in May.

The delegation of Textile and sewn products Industry week (TASPIW) in Atlanta, Georgia would be in The Gambia, led by a representative of the US Embassy and an official of the ministry of Trade and Employment.

The show will expose visitors to the latest equipment and technology in textile making and apparel production as well as to the high quality fabrics in the United States.

The visit to the expo in Atlanta would help develop the Gambian fashion industry and in turn help the country maximize benefits under the Africa growth and opportunity Act (AGOA).

In addition to the expo in Atlanta, many of the apparel producers will be attending the “Africa in April” Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, where they will have the opportunity to show case their products.

In June, some of the women will proceed to Baltimore, Maryland, to attend an investment conference designed to connect them with US businesses seeking to invest in Africa in general and The Gambia in particular. This would-be expo is felicitated by the US Embassy in The Gambia.

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