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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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EU relaxes origin rules on Jordan clothing exports 24 Aug 2016

Liz Newmark

New relaxed rules of origin – technical criteria determining if a product qualifies for preferential trade arrangements – will make it easier for manufacturers in Jordan to export clothes if they employ Syrian refugees, a European Commission spokesperson has confirmed to just-style. 

Delta Galil optimistic despite Q2 declines 16 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has offered an optimistic outlook and reaffirmed its growth plans despite reporting lower earnings and sales in its second-quarter.

FTA guides on Syrian refugees for Turkey sourcing 8 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

Guidance has been issued to support brands and producers in better understanding, responding, identifying and preventing the abuse and exploitation of Syrian refugees in their supply chains in Turkey. 

Jordan QIZ workers face "undignified" conditions 3 Aug 2016

Leonie Barrie

A human rights organisation has condemned what it describes as "undignified" conditions faced by workers in Jordan’s Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ), as well as violations at some textile factories outside these zones.

Delta Galil buys VF Corp premium brands for $120m 30 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries is to acquire VF Corp's Contemporary Brands businesses in a deal worth $120m.

Iran secures major South Korean textile investment 6 Jun 2016

Jens Kastner

South Korean spandex-manufacturer TK Chemical Corp, an affiliate of the SM Group conglomerate, has confirmed to just-style that it will build a 10,000-tonne-a-year spandex plant with an initial investment of KRW80bn (US$69m) in Iran.

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