GTP, the textile manufacturer and brand celebrated for their colourful prints and lively fabrics commemorated an iconic benchmark last week– 50 years of commitment to Ghanaian fashion, culture, communities and economy. To mark the occasion, the company, now formally known as Tex Styles Ghana Ltd, hosted a morning of festivities including a photo exhibition depicting 50 years in the brand’s history, speeches by key dignitaries, a fashion show and performances by the GTP Jubilee Choir.
“We are tremendously honoured to have reached the half century mark as a company,” said Mr. Kofi Boateng, Managing Director of Tex Styles Ghana Ltd, “This day is about recognizing the special place that GTP holds within our community. For 50 years we have been woven into the fabric of Ghanaians’ lives and that’s an accomplishment we are truly proud of.”
Several key dignitaries attended the celebration, including the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mr Kweku Ricketts Hagan, who spoke at the event to congratulate GTP on their jubilee achievement as well as their contribution to the national trade and employment. Reverend Dr. Joyce Aryee delivered the 50th Anniversary Prayer and both the Honorary Isaac Ashai Odamtten, Mayor of Tema and Mr. Solomon Kotei, ICU General Secretary, spoke at the event to recognize GTP for all they have accomplished over the past 50 years.
Tex Styles Ghana Ltd, manufacturer of the GTP and Woodin range of African prints, is a subsidiary of the Vlisco Group, global leader in fashion brands with an African heritage. As one of the largest tax payers in Ghana, the company contributes immensely to employment, health delivery, social support and environmental education across the nation.
Over the past 50 years GTP has never lost sight of its passion for the people within its communities, initiating various programs to contribute to the nation’s overall development.