The cotton and textile market is one of the most important growth markets for the African continent. Some of the biggest names in the fashion industry have started sourcing clothing and textiles from Ethiopia. Purchasing managers appreciate the country’s low production costs, tax breaks, brand new clothing factories, and the relatively short distance to Europe. The growing clothing and textile industry creates important job opportunities in the East African country. Opportunities that women, in particular, can benefit from. Others are concerned about the low wages in Ethiopia. What are the risks and opportunities involved in procurement from Ethiopia? And how can you ensure that you make purchases in an ethically responsible way? These questions will be addressed Bottom Up, an EU-funded development project launched by Solidaridad, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), DIEH and MVO Nederland.