Kenya Authors Washington Post Opinion Piece on AGOA and Sustainable Fashion

by | Jun 5, 2024 | Fashion Law, Social Justice

Kenya Wiley authored an opinion piece in The Washington Post — emphasizing the importance of updating the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to help advance environmental sustainability and fashion tech in sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya mentioned how secondhand clothing exports from the Global North end up as textile waste in the Global South (as reported by industry sources), and how updating AGOA can help address the issue.

AGOA — a trade preference program with the U.S. and certain African countries — was first signed into law in 2000 and is set to expire in 2025. The Post published the piece during Kenyan President William Ruto’s state visit to the United States.

Drawing from Kenya Wiley’s years of experience in merging fashion and technology, she also weaves fashion tech into the discussion — emphasizing the importance of investing in entrepreneurs who are creating innovative climate solutions in areas such as AI, agri-tech and new materials. Read the entire opinion piece here.

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