Nichole Sobecki for Bloomberg Businessweek — “Made in Ethiopia, by China”

Out today in Bloomberg Businessweek is Nichole Sobecki’s cover story “Made in Ethiopia, by China.”

Fast fashion finds a new home in the Horn of Africa, where tax incentives, promises of infrastructure development, and ultra-cheap labor are drawing in companies producing for Guess, Levi’s, H&M and other labels. The Hawassa Industrial Park is only the most recent part of a vast centralized scheme: since 2014, Ethiopia has opened four giant, publicly owned industrial parks; it plans eight more by 2020.

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