It is essential that the factories we partner with share our people-first mindset, ethical commitment, and vision for creating sustainable employment.
We rigorously assess prospective partners for values alignment, compliance, product capability and capacity. All factories we partner with sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing their commitment to work together towards implementing living wages and empowerment programs.
We currently partner with four factories in Ghana and one in Benin, and are continually growing our network.
AFRICA NEW CONFECTION
Africa New Confection (ANC) was founded in 2013 in Cotonou, Benin by entrepreneur Isidore Kouton, with the goal of creating worthwhile jobs for thousands of Beninois.
ANC specializes in casual and formal men’s shirts and has exported with EAA to the US and the UK.
"EAA has greatly contributed to the development of our company. They have provided high-quality capacity building through the technical training of our workforce as well as support to improve the working and living conditions of workers"
Alfie Designs was founded in Accra, Ghana over 20 years ago by Afi Nyarko with the vision to employ and equip underprivileged women. It is run by Afi and her daughter Adjo, a mother-daughter team.
Alfie primarily makes uniforms, men’s shirts, and accessories and has exported with EAA to France and the UK.
"We have a great partnership with EAA where they have brought on board technical support, clients and how to operate and run a fashion factory"
KAD Manufacturing was founded by Linda Ampah in 2012 with the goal of housing, training, employing and empowering previously homeless women in Accra, Ghana.
KAD primarily produces uniforms, ladies’ fashion, and accessories, and has exported with EAA to the US, UK, and Australia.
"Working with EAA through USAID/West Africa Trade and Investment Hub support, KAD Manufacturing Ltd. has received technical support and training leading to capacity building within the factory. There has also been enhancement of management and production systems translating into efficiency"
We work with brands around the world and are proud to call each of them our partner. We manage their orders from product development to order ex-country, including pattern creation, raw material sourcing, critical path management, and independent quality checking.
Our brand partnerships include:
"Our partnership with EAA has been highly collaborative and mutually supportive. Their commitment to excellent customer service is remarkable. We meet with the team regularly and have visited the factory in Benin several times. The factory was clean, each seamstress had space to work and both the management and staff worked brilliantly together."
Ken Price (Co-Founder)
"Our experience with EAA has been fantastic. Not only have they helped us to make a superior line of products, they have helped us to accomplish it while helping people in a fair and ethical way."
Mark McAllister (CEO and Founder)
"We consider ourselves lucky to have found a company as rare and capable as EAA: a partner in textiles capable of large-scale manufacturing who is also cost-conscious and follows sustainability best practices. We highly recommend them!"
Dennis O’Donnell (Co-Founder)