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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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India eyes Iran apparel market to boost exports 19 May 2016

Michelle Russell

In a bid to grow its ready-made garment exports, India is looking to tap Iran's market for simple apparel products following the removal of economic sanctions against the country last year.

Arafa FY boosted by efficiency and cost cutting 18 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

Arafa Holding, Egypt's biggest textile and garment producer and exporter, managed to maintain its full-year profits despite the negative impact of depreciation of the group’s key revenues against the US dollar.

Delta Galil reaffirms FY on higher Q1 sales 16 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Israel-based lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil has reaffirmed its full-year guidance as it revealed first-quarter results in line with expectations thanks to investments made in 2015 to improve the business.

Abercrombie & Fitch to expand Middle East presence 9 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Abercrombie & Fitch is to expand its presence in the Middle East and open stores in two new markets through an extension of its relationship with Majid Al Futtaim Fashion.

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. 

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