By  on October 27, 2018

MILAN — Italy’s Calzedonia Group inaugurated its first African manufacturing plant in Ethiopia last week. Called Itaca Textile Plc, it is located in Macallè, in the Tigrai region.

The factory will produce knitwear, pajamas and leggings for the group’s Calzedonia, Tezenis and Intimissimi labels. It includes all steps of production, from quality control to cutting and ironing, employing 1,000 people. That number is expected to grow to 1,500 by mid-2019. The group guarantees free transportation and canteen food for all.

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