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UN and fashion industry team up to fight poverty

UN and fashion industry team up to fight poverty

The United Nations and the fashion industry are teaming up to fight poverty and foster sustainable development around the globe.
Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Italian Vogue and good will ambassador for Fashion 4 Development, said Thursday that Africa provided fertile ground for the fashion industry, with its long fashion history, wealth of raw materials and abundance of skilled workers.
Pointing out that Ghana once had 44 textile industries employing 30,000 people, but today has only four textile industries employing 2,000 people, with a similar situation existing in Nigeria, Sozzani said Fashion 4 Development aims to "refind and refund" the industry.
The group is working to reduce tariffs on threads and fabric, raise capital for new factories, train local people and enlist established designers.


Updated : 2021-03-03 14:24 GMT+08:00