Asia is still the center of the global textile industry, but rising wages and new attention to worker safety in Asia may soon give Africa an edge. One example is the textile industry in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
Whether it's t-shirts, trousers or dresses - most of what we wear here in Europe comes from Asia. But that could soon change. Textile producers in Eastern African countries like Uganda aim to reconquer part of the global textile market.
Foreign direct investment in Africa has risen over the last few years, though rather more modestly than elsewhere. A number of revealing details are to be found in UNCTAD's 2014 World Investment Report.