ORIGIN AFRICA is both an event and an ongoing effort dedicated to improving African Cotton, Textile and Apparel trade. It involves collaboration with producers across the cotton value chain from farm to fashion including accessories suppliers, home textile and décor to develop, guide and promote African trade. The event will highlight the creativity and innovation of the African cotton, textile and clothing industries, with a specific focus on business, trade and investment – regional and international – and to capture the spirit, style and innovation of modern Africa.
ORIGIN AFRICA 2014 event is organized by African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) in partnership with Trade and Fairs East Africa (TFEA) a professional trade event organizing agency and will take place from the 10th -12th November, 2014 at the Hotel InterContinental, Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of this year’s show is “Changing Perceptions, Building Synergies & Doing Business”. The event will be the largest cotton, textile & apparel event in the region. It is profiled to raise the awareness of Africa as a place to do business, sourcing destination, changing perceptions, and to make the value chain in the continent more visible as a source of supply of cotton, textile and apparel products for the domestic, regional and international buyers.
ORIGIN AFRICA will encompass a Trade Expo, Seminars, B2B Meetings and a Designer Fashion Showcase. The targeted participants are from the Cotton, Fibre, Yarn & Textiles, Apparel & Fashion, Home Textiles & Décor, Accessories, Support Agencies, Investment Agencies, Export Agencies, Textile Machinery/Technology, Suppliers, Delegations and Country Pavilions. For the first time a Home Décor, Fashion accessories & Gifts section will be included at this year’s event.
This must attend go-to event will include guests from press, brands, sourcing agents, investors as well as industry influencers and insiders who all have a mutual interest, involvement and focus to elevate the African cotton, textile and apparel industry. ORIGIN AFRICA is for those who want to be part of the wider solution in raising Africa awareness and as the upcoming sourcing destination.