Although this article was pulished a few years ago, it brings up several issues relevant that are still valid today. Namely, that the local textile industry in Malawi has been threatened by the sale of second-hand clothing coming from places like the US and Europe. Over that past 10 years many textile mills have closed with only one company remaining. On the bright side, there has been talk about starting to grow organic cotton in Malawi through a partnership with Taiwan. I will give you an update on this when I return from Malawi at the end of July.
TRADE-MALAWI: Clothing and Textiles Become Unstitched
By Pilirani Semu-Banda
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2007