Visit Shirley® at Origin Africa 2018!

The Origin Africa exhibition is Africa's premier international event for the cotton, textiles, apparel and fashion sectors. Two vastly experienced experts from Shirley® will be attendance at our stand, welcoming visitors and answering any questions. 

With a history dating back exactly 100 years, Shirley® is a world-renowned tester, certifier and auditor of textiles and related products such as fabrics, yarns, fibres and garments. Our levels of expertise and experience are unrivalled and we are synonymous with quality, integrity and independent testing. We support clients in over 80 countries and, with our services attracting greater demand than ever from overseas, now have 16 offices in 10 countries.

The Shirley® office in Kenya is an official representative office for the OEKO-TEX® scheme. OEKO-TEX® is a private label scheme to demonstrate that textiles are produced or sourced by sustainable and ethical means. Our systems include STANDARD 100by OEKO-TEX®, STeP by OEKO-TEX®, DETOX to ZERO by OEKO-TEX.

Come and visit us at stand 31 in the Visa Oshwal Centre – our experts are waiting to meet you!

Dr. Tony Sagar’s extensive knowledge of textile testing spans over 30 years. A General Manager at Shirley® for OEKO-TEX®, Tony serves on and chairs several European working groups for standardisation. He is also a technical expert to the UK government on the naming and labelling of textiles.

Jacob Koech is the Country Manager for our Kenyan office; he is also a lecturer in textiles at a Technical University of Kenya. Like Dr. Tony Sagar, he has vast experience of the textile industry.

If you would like to ask our experts any questions or learn more about the services offered by Shirley® and OEKO-TEX®, please visit them at stand 31.

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.


Posted by on 30 August 2018