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Business as usual in Turkey despite coup crackdown

Turkish security sources are advising textile and clothing manufacturers in Turkey that the country remains a safe and secure country in whi...

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...

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Bagir CEO says suit-maker is back on track 28 Nov 2016

Leonie Barrie

Exactly 12 months into his role as chief executive of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group, and Eran Itzhak is in a buoyant mood. The business is debt-free for the first time in nearly a decade, has refocused its manufacturing base on Ethiopia, Egypt and Vietnam, and is fighting back with new products and a return to innovation.

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Turkey’s Gürmen Group in digital development move 6 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Turkish ready-to-wear manufacturer Gürmen Group is taking a new, digital approach to optimise the planning, development and sourcing of its fashion collections.


Delta Galil bounces back with 31% Q3 profit hike 17 Nov 2016

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has offered an optimistic outlook after reporting higher sales and earnings in its third-quarter, and says the opening of new Seamfree and Cut & Sew factories is on track.


Intertek expands textile testing scope in Turkey 4 Nov 2016

Beth Wright

Testing and inspection specialist Intertek has revealed it will expand the services offered by its Softlines testing laboratory in Istanbul, to support Turkey's textiles, apparel and footwear industry.


Apparel brands "ignoring" refugee abuse in Turkey 25 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 


Child refugees found in Turkey apparel factories 24 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

Syrian refugee children as young as ten years old have been found working in garment factories in Turkey making clothes for brands including Marks & Spencer and Asos, a television documentary claims.


Destination Africa event taps sourcing potential 18 Oct 2016

Leonie Barrie

Another trade show highlighting the potential benefits of Africa as a sourcing destination for apparel and textiles is taking place in November.

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