Promoting German-Ethiopian Trade
and Business Cooperation

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 and ETGAMA jointly strive to further business relationships and at the same time to improve the production and trade environment.

Main Goals

Capacity building


Fostering ETGAMA’s position and role as a competent business and policy advisor is a priority objective of the partnership. Besides economic and legal consulting, professional technical advice is a crucial issue for member companies.

Training and technical support


Offering demand-driven services like sector related consultancy, training, support and information to ETGAMA member companies is a main project focus which is of major relevance to promote businesses. This also includes the development of quality standards for cotton.

Trade promotion and transparency


In order to improve international competitiveness, as a pilot scheme, the project aims at establishing a sustainable, transparent and high-quality textile supply chain. On this basis, ETGAMA and its member companies are supported to initiate further projects.

Partner Africa Ethiopia

is a project to promote and strengthen the German-Ethiopian textile business partnership. Financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and supported by sequa gGmbH. GESAMTMASCHE and ETGAMA jointly implement the project initiatives and inform on progress.

Find out more and download the project brochure.