Strengthening the Ethiopian textile chain

Sustainability is a mission for textile businesses both in Germany and Ethiopia, fuelled by increasing consumer requirements for eco-friendly and socially responsibly made products. The shift in international demand for sustainably produced and renewable materials is a positive challenge for German and Ethiopian textile and fashion companies. Working together on transparent value chains and the fulfilment of internationally recognised standards, GESAMTMASCHE, ETGAMA and the MOA jointly strive to further business relationships and at the same time to improve the production and trade environment.

Main Goals


Organic Cotton


Fostering sustainable production and processing of cotton.



Market Access


Creating business links and access to international markets.



Transparent Chains


Strengthening cooperation of local actors along the value chain.

Partner Africa Ethiopia

is a project cooperation between GESAMTMASCHE – the Confederation of the German Knitwear Industry, ETGAMA – the Ethiopian Textile and Garment Manufacturers Association and the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture – MoA. It is funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and supported by sequa GmbH.

Find out more and download the project brochure