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 contract establishing their commitment to work together towards implementing living wages and empowerment programs.
We currently partner with five factories in Ghana and one in Benin, and are continually growing our network.
Maagrace Garment Industries Limited (MGIL) was founded in 2003 by Comfort Owusu-Agyemang with a vision to provide employment and training in rural Ghana.
EAA now co-own MGIL and manage the factory on a daily basis. MGIL primarily produces both jersey and woven workwear, uniforms, shirts and nightwear for export.
"It has been amazing to see the growth of Maagrace from 50 to over 500 employees in 2 years, creating a model factory supported by USAID and pioneering worker empowerment in Ghana"
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 pet 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:
"We are committed to helping the Ghana industry develop and following successful trials now have significant business in Ghana, we love working with the EAA team."
Matthew Mole (Director of Strategic Global Sourcing)
"I have had the pleasure of working with EAA over several years and various types of apparel products. Not only has EAA have met or exceeded standards goals relative to cost, quality, and delivery but also a demonstrated commitment to raising the bar in social compliance arena. It has truly been a win / win / win scenario – a win for my employer, a win for EAA, and a win for the people of Ghana."
Jay Plumback (Head of Global Resource Development)
"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)