After the collapse of Kenya’s cotton industry and the influx of second hand clothing from overseas, many large textile factories were forced to shut down.
In spite of the downturn, some small textile factories have managed to survive despite the numerous challenges that plague the industry.
CCTV’s Robert Nagila reports.
When Kenya liberalized its economy in the 1990s, the massive influx of overseas textiles reduced their capacity to about 50 percent. Now, smaller textile factories are springing up, like the Kapendezo textile factory and are hoping to make a major impact.
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