German-Senegalese trade partnership in textiles

We believe that organic cotton is the future of the textile industry. The largest producers of organic cotton are countries such as India, China, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. Yet Senegal is the forerunner of the cotton agro-industry in sub-Saharan Africa. Today, Senegal produces quality organic cotton but in small quantities. Our project will allow Senegal to increase its visibility on the international market by :

– Participating in the increase of the organic cotton yield in Senegal
– Participating in the rehabilitation of the senegalese textile factories
– Promoting the activities of the Senegalese textile industry internationally

Supported by

Founded in 1916, the Confederation of the German Knitting Industry – GESAMTMASCHE – is the leading national trade association representing German producers of knitted fashion, bodywear and knitted fabrics for fashion and technical applications. German knitwear brands are internationally successful and hold a prominent market share in Europe. German knits have always been more than just fashion, they incorporate social trends, technical innovation, new materials and fashion culture. Unique design, the use of superior yarns and state-of-the-art technology form the basis of their international success. About 250 companies belong to the sector, this represents 7.8 billion Euros of exports per year.

Sequa GmbH is a global non-profit development organization. Since 1991, it has been carrying out international cooperation programs and projects in close cooperation with the German Ministry of Economics.

Financed by

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is the German federal government ministry responsible for economic development assistance.


Silvia Jungbauer
Director General of GESAMTMASCHE

tel +49 711 5052841-1
email jungbauer@gesamtmasche.de

Stephan Rehlen
Project Expert

tel +49 171 611 6521
email rehlen@gesamtmasche.de

Alexa Bitzer
International Project Manager

tel +49 152 22060256
email bitzer@gesamtmasche.de

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