Desta PLC, an ethical, Ethiopian garment manufacturing company, is proud to announce that it has achieved the top level of the STeP by OEKO-TEX certificate. The certificate is evidence of the company’s commitment to sustainable and ethical production practices.

STeP by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification system for brands, retailers, and manufacturers from the textile and leather industry. Certification is suitable for production facilities at all processing stages that want to communicate their environmental measures externally in a credible and transparent way.  Besides, it allows manufacturers, brands and retailers to establish and continuously improve ecological manufacturing processes, socially responsible working conditions, and worker safety in their supply chain’s production facilities.

As well-known, Desta PLC was the first African company that can achieve the STeP certification by Hohenstein institute Germany in this way. The certification was awarded after an independent audit of the company’s production facilities and processes. The STeP certification is a recognition of Desta PLC’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact and improve working conditions for its employees. The company is committed to continuously improving its sustainability practices and is proud to be a leader in the Ethiopian textile and garment industry.

Desta would like to take the next step and achieve the OEKO-TEX GREEN certification. This would mean that our products are not only free of harmful chemicals and substances but also that they are made in an environmentally sustainable way. This would be a great way to see our commitment to environmental responsibility.

If you would like to learn more about Desta, African Sourcing and Fashion Week (ASFW2022) will be the perfect opportunity to meet us. We will be at booth numbers B12 & C11 at the congress center, skylight hotel, Addis Ababa Ethiopia from November 4-7, 2022.

Desta PLC is an independent, family-run and family-owned ethical manufacturer based in Ethiopia. We provide a full range of knitting, cutting, sewing and finishing services, including accessories and embroidery. We specialize in t-shirts, uniforms and fashion items. Please contact us at to discuss our services!

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