Apparel manufacturers from China, South Korea, India and other countries are lured to open new plants in the continent’s second most populous nation Ethiopia which is fast developing into a dynamic apparel sourcing hub and with growing number of European and US brands sourcing garments there. A significant factor in Ethiopia’s emergence on the clothing scene is the planned opening of a new railway line to a port in neighboring Djibouti, located on the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea. The railway will facilitate transport of goods from the landlocked country’s industrial areas, like the Bole Lemi Industrial Park, an hour’s drive from the capital Addis Ababa.