Desta PLC is an independent, family-run and family-owned ethical garment manufacturer based in Ethiopia. We provide a full range of cutting, sewing and finishing services including accessories and embroidery. We currently employ more than 2,000 people and ship products around the world. We specialize in t-shirts, uniforms and fashion items for youth and adults.
Corporate Social Responsibility
At Desta, we understand the impact a business can have on the world and the opportunities we have to lead the way in sustainable business practices. We are committed not only to meeting our fiscal responsibilities . . .
At Desta, we care about employees and the communities in which we work. We aim to employ people with disabilities in 10 of our 90 of our labor forces is made up of women. The following projects are a few of the causes we have invested in:
At Desta, we work hard to ensure our policies and practices take into consideration all our stakeholders including the community we work in, our employees, and our buyers. Our policies and practices adhere to the highest standards . . .
To assure its social, environmental and management system compliance, Desta has been inspected by different independent international auditing organizations and has been certified accordingly: Quality Management System: In 2020 for the first time, Desta was certified ISO 1900:2015. Desta upgraded from OEKO-TEX 100 standard to STeP by OEKO-TEX. It makes Desta the only company in […]
One of our goals at DESTA is to be transparent and to always push our employees to be best they can be. We recently sat down with Kedijah, a line supervisor at our factory in Butajira. Kedijah started out as a line operator when our Butajira Expansion Project started production two years ago, and has […]
Even though, this world’s health crisis has a big impact on the apparel manufacturing sector, our company, Desta PLC, continues the production, withstanding the problem. Although the coronavirus pandemic has not yet had a significant impact on our work force, the management team, together with the health and safety committee, is working hard to curb […]
We are pleased to welcome you to visit our booth under the Ethiopian pavilion (booth # N92213) at Magic 2020 in Las Vegas, which will take place from 5th to 7th February 2020. MAGIC is the most comprehensive fashion marketplace in the U.S., showcasing Women’s and Men’s Apparel, Footwear, Accessories, and Sourcing resources from around the world. […]
We are pleased to invite you to visit our booth under the Ethiopian pavilion (booth # C60) at the Apparel Sourcing Paris trade show, which will take place from the 4th to the 6th of July, 2022 in Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre. The Apparel Sourcing Paris trade show is one of the leading events for the […]
The Apparel Sourcing Paris trade show provides a great opportunity to learn about the current Ethiopian apparel and textile manufacturing industry. From July 4th to 6th, Ethiopian companies will be gathered together at the Ethiopian pavilion to showcase the best of what Ethiopia has to offer in terms of apparel and textile manufacturing. Apparel Sourcing […]
Desta PLC works with Better Work ILO, initiated in Ethiopia. In recent months it has provided supervisor leadership skills training to Desta PLC supervisors at Butajira Butajira Factory. This training will enhance the supervisors’ leadership skills and enable them to perform their tasks better. Zebiba, one of the trainees and a supervisor at Desta PLC […]
Desta PLC is proud to announce that our Butajira factory was audited by Better Work ILO, initiated in Ethiopia, and has achieved a good result. Better Work is a comprehensive program that brings together all levels of the apparel industry to improve working conditions and respect labor rights for workers while boosting the competitiveness of apparel […]
One of our goals at DESTA is to be transparent and to always motivate our employees to be best they can be. We recently sat down with Zebiba, a line supervisor at our factory in Butajira. Zebiba started out as a line operator when our Butajira Expansion Project started production two years ago, and has […]
Africa’s biggest trade show for fashion, sustainability, and innovation was held for the 6th time from December 3rd – 6th, 2021 at Conges Center, at Skylight International Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event was opened by Guest of Honor, His Excellency Shisema G/Selassie: state minister of Industry. This year, with over 291 exhibitors from 27 […]
We’re excited to announce that for the first time since the pandemic, we are going to participate in person for a trade show. Desta PLC will be attending the 6th time ASFW (African Sourcing and Fashion Week) this year from December 3rd to 6th! Desta’s team (fully vaccinated) will be waiting for you at booth […]
As DESTA PLC is a family-run garment factory in Ethiopia, it is responsible for its employees and the local community. On the beginning of this year it provided socio-economic support to Butajira and the community. Desta donated medical supplies to Butajira General Hospital. Fourteen (14) beds, three (3) inpatient beds, and one (1) electrical delivery […]
One of our goals at Desta is to be transparent and to always push our employees to be the best they can be. We recently sat down with Bethlehem Amare, who is in charge of the quality department at our factory in Addis Ababa. Bethlehem started as a line operator eight years ago and has […]