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OUR VISION

CONSTRUCTING
A HIGH-ROAD FUTURE GFVC INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY

THAT UNITES, TRANSFORMS, RESPECTS ITS ECOLOGICAL LIMITS AND ACHIEVES A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE AND WELL-BEING FOR ALL AFRICANS."

GFVC AFRICA: ONE MARKET, ONE ECONOMY.

Both are expertly governed by the Assembly and driven by the Commission, ensuring a thriving and sustainable ecosystem.

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8 RECs

eight regional economic clusters in the GFVC Africa, each represented by a college of commissioners.

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54 NECs 

55 National GFVC Ecosystems represented by their national officers and councils for expert representation. 

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MECs

The officers and councils of GFVC AFRICA's Local Municipal Clusters are also represented.

REVOLUTIONALIZING THE FASHION VALUE CHAIN

In 2016, the GFVC AFRICA ECOSYSTEM was established to revolutionize the fashion industry by harnessing the power of Industry 4.0 and circular economy principles. This pioneering initiative responds to the continent's pressing challenges by integrating value chain industrialization development ecosystems, amplifying a unified global voice for the Pan-African Fashion Value Chain, and harnessing the transformative impact of Industry 4.0 disruptions.

UNLOCKING INDUSTRIALIZATION POTENTIAL

The GFVC AFRICA ECOSYSTEM is dedicated to unlocking the full potential of industrialization, generating new value across the entire fashion value chain. By participating in this ecosystem, African states can seize opportunities for local economic growth, job creation, corporate profitability, technology diffusion, and public revenue generation. Through the High-Road Growth Partnership Labs and the SMART GFVC AFRICA SUMMIT, each Pan-African state can leverage this robust global infrastructure to accelerate its industrialization journey and secure a greater share of the benefits

UNITING STAKEHOLDERS FOR A THRIVING GFVC AFRICA ECONOMY

Join our dynamic platform, where local and international stakeholders, investors, and industry experts come together to revolutionize the fashion ecosystem in Africa. Let's unite to create a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive fashion industry in Africa, driving economic growth, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. Contact us to explore investment and partnership opportunities, and be part of shaping the future of the African fashion value chain.

ABOUT GFVC AFRICA

The founding and early days of the organization. Our institutions, roles and responsibilities, aspirations, governing principles, and how to get involved.

WHO WE WORK WITH

Collaboration is at the heart of all we do. From traditional leaders, governments, civil society to international development organizations, foundations, advocates, industry experts, researchers, academic and finance institutions - we  mobilize every part of society to advance organizational goals.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

The institution, departments, roles and responsibilities and how to visit and get involved.

THE GFVC MARKET

The federal GFVC AFRICA is committed to unlocking the potential of a competitive Pan-African GFVC Economy, driving sustainable change and inclusive growth in the social, environmental, and economic dimensions. Our goal is to increase the continent's global manufacturing output beyond 1.9% and ensure that the benefits of economic growth are shared equitably among all stakeholders.

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA OPPORTUNITY

1.136 billion

POPULATION
1991-2020 
(SOURCE - WORLD BANK)

200 million

YOUTH POPULATION
AGE: 15 - 24
(SOURCE-WORLD BANK)

72.6 million

UNEMPLOYMENT
1991-2020 
(SOURCE - WORLD BANK)

60%

OF THE UNEMPLOYED IS YOUTH
(SOURCE-WORLD BANK)

+30 million

LIVING IN EXTREME POVERTY
(2020-STATISTA)

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY

7.9
billion

POPULATION

3,384.1
billion

LABOR FORCE

6.57%

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

USD
10.926

GDP PER CAPITA

GFVC AFRICA believes that all human beings have equal value. We believe that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence; and that culture and cultural heritage, are the fundamental determinants of what makes our lives meaningful.

VALUE OPPORTUNITY

USD
3
trillion

APPAREL

CAGR: 6.2%
(
2021 - 2025)

USD
36
billion

CIRCULAR APPAREL

CAGR: 3%
(
2021 - 2026)

USD
157.98
billion

FAST FASHION

CAGR: 8.5%
(
2021 - 2028)

USD
594.6 billion

TEXTILE

CAGR: 6.8%
(
2020 - 2025)

USD
3.6 billion

SMART TEXTILE

CAGR: 18%
(
2020 - 2027)

USD
24.3 billion

TEXTILE CHEMICALS

CAGR: 4%
(
2021 - 2026)

USD
46.5
billion

LINGERIE

CAGR: 8.5%
(
2021 - 2031)

USD
235.5
billion

FOOTWEAR

CAGR: 3%
(
2021 - 2026)

USD
45

billion

LUGGAGE

CAGR: 7%
(
2021 - 2026)

USD
158
billion

EYEWEAR

CAGR: 8.5%
(
2021 - 2028)

USD
8.8
billion

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

CAGR: 6.9%
(
2020 - 2025)

USD
361.7
billion

SPORTS & FITNESS CLOTHING

CAGR: 7.04%
(
2020 - 2026)

USD
40.6

billion

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

CAGR: 13.8%
(
2021 - 2028)

USD
34.2

billion

LUXURY JEWELLERY

CAGR: 8.9%
(
2021 - 2025)

USD
110.6
billion

LUXURY FASHION

CAGR: 5.6%
(
2020 - 2026)

USD
759.5
billion

ONLINE FASHION RETAIL

CAGR: 7.18%
(
2021 - 2025)

USD
68.8
billion

SMART RETAIL TECH

CAGR: 24.9%
(
2021 - 2026)

USD
5.9 

million

TEXTILE MACHINERY

CAGR: 9.1%
(
2021 - 2026)

USD
2.0 

billion

DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTING

CAGR: 14.8%
(
2020 - 2030)

USD
13.8
billion

3D PRINTING

CAGR: 21%
(
2020 - 2028)

DATA SOURCES: WORLD BANK; RESEARCH AND MARKETS; STATISTA; THREDUP; H&M FOUNDATION; CISION PR NEWSWIRE; MACROTRENDS

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