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Egypt apparel sector underperforming but ambitious

With advantages that include the best cotton in the world, thousands of textile and garment factories, low labour costs and duty-free access...

Egypt garment trade eyes ways to boost performance

International brands and clothing manufacturers met in Cairo this week to discuss how to boost Egypt's overall potential as a production sou...

Turkey textile and clothing makers under pressure

With diplomatic tensions mounting between Turkey and Russia over the downing of the Russian Su-24 jet fighter plane on 24 November, there ar...

Jordan garment sector strong amid regional unrest

Jordan's US$1.34bn garment sector continues to expand despite the turmoil in much of the Middle East, with growth forecast at 10% in 2015. Y...

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Gottex implements ERP to manage global operations 29 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

Global swimwear brand and manufacturer Gottex has rolled out Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software as a single solution to manage business critical applications across five continents.


Israeli farmers join Better Cotton Initiative 12 Apr 2016

Katie Smith

Israeli cotton farmers have signed up to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in a move that will see them benefit from agronomic knowledge and experience in areas such as water management as well as develop a country specific Better Cotton Standard. 


Hugo Boss still mistreating Turkish workers 8 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

German fashion brand Hugo Boss continues to be criticised by global unions over the treatment of Turkish workers at its largest production facility in Izmir.


WTO edges closer to first multilateral trade pact 24 Mar 2016

Leonie Barrie

The first multilateral trade agreement in the World Trade Organization’s 20-year history is edging closer, with 71 WTO members having now ratified the pact – the most recent being Turkey.


Bureau Veritas expands laboratory in Turkey 16 Mar 2016

Leonie Barrie

Inspection and certification firm Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS) has expanded its Turkey testing laboratory to larger premises in the heart of the Istanbul textile district.


Isko first denim mill to gain Nordic Swan label 10 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

Turkey-based denim manufacturer Isko has become the first denim mill to receive Nordic Swan Ecolabel certification, achieved for its Earth Fit sustainable innovation platform. 

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