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ORIGIN AFRICA is ACTIF’s platform to promote the African cotton, textile, apparel and associated industries.

Hosted in a different country each year, and continually evolving, the annual ORIGIN AFRICA Trade Event is the “Go To” event you cannot afford to miss..

Produced quarterly and distributed electronically the ORIGIN AFRICA Magazine presents news, opinions and features designed to help keep our readers regularly updated.

ORIGIN AFRICA delivers an unparalleled view of the trade and investment environment and the many opportunities in the cotton, textile, apparel and association industries across the fast developing African continent. .Read More



We are delighted that MAURITIUS will host our 8th ORIGIN AFRICA Trade Event between 25th and 29th September 2017. 

CONFERENCE: 25th and 26th September 2017

Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability in the Technology "Revolution"

International Experts present latest technologies, processes, methodologies and best practises.

TRADE FAIR: 27th – 29th September 2017

Core to Bespoke

African and International Exhibitors showcase the volume and diversity of product, services and opportunities for trade in and with Africa

ORIGIN AFRICA UPSCALE- 25th to 29th September

Special exhibition area, technical workshop and other activities designed to support micro and small creatives from across the continent.  If you are micro or small Designer, or an organisation supporting this sector, please see the OA UPSCALE details listed at Origin Africa Upscale page.

NETWORKING & SOCIAL EVENTS: 25TH – 29TH September 2017

For more information and queries, Kindly contact: