Mongolian Delegation Exchange Visit in Blending Mongolian Cashmere with Ethiopian Cotton

The Mongolian delegation exchange visit was organized with the support of the International Trade Center (ITC) December 9-12, 2014, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the Mongolian delegation consisted of nine delegation members (led by the Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association, consisting of six companies involved in the production of different products from cashmere, yak wool and camel hair and representatives from two international fashion schools).

The Mongolian delegation was accompanied by three other people from ITC, two of them from the Women and Trade Program of the ITC, that organized this exchange visit and one of them ITC fashion consultant from London.

In the exchange visit program, the delegation had the opportunity to discuss with its Ethiopian counterparts, where at the beginning of the program was an information exchange session and at the end of the program was also a wrap-up session.

The program also had visits to Ethiopian companies involved in hand weaving, with the ultimate purpose of working on sample products in blending cashmere/yak wool with cotton/silk (the delegation came with raw materials of cashmere and yak wool), where the following five companies were visited:

  • GMM Garment,
  • Paradise Fashion,
  • Muya Ethiopia,
  • Salem’s Design and
  • Sabahar.