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Textiles From the Pearl of Africa

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Textiles From the Pearl of Africa

Six Ugandan companies recently participated in the MAGIC Trade Show in Las Vegas (February 2006) as part of an effort to provide employment opportunities for Ugandan men and women without displacing U.S. workers.

The participation of these companies was coordinated by the University of Georgia and was part of a U.S. State Department effort to build linkages between Ugandan apparel and textile manufacturers and U.S. importers, wholesalers and retailers. If you would like more information, the news release below describes the collaborative effort and provides source names and contact information.

Also, a Web site about "Made in Uganda" is available at http://www.uga.edu/internationalpso/ugandatextiles/

High resolution photos from the MAGIC show and those on the
Web site are available upon request.

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