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New Jordan garment sector alliance helps refugees

A new garment sector alliance in Jordan aims to create opportunities for refugees caught up in the Syrian crisis and help their host countri...

Brands take a stance on Syrian refugees in Turkey

Experts have highlighted concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry and are urging the Turkis...

Hard hit Turkish industry is not knocked out

After a number of setbacks last year, including political upheaval, terrorist attacks and an influx of Syrian refugees, textile and clothing...

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...

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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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New platform provides Turkey supply chain insight 19 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

An anonymous toll-free phone platform, supported by C&A Foundation and designed to expose risks and best practices in the Turkish apparel industry, has received calls from more than one-third of workers involved.


New stretch denim fabric for jeans leggings 31 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Turkish denim mill Calik Denim has revealed an innovative stretch denim fabric incorporating Lycra dualFX technology from fibre producer Invista that offers a new alternative to traditional material for jeans leggings.


Amazon makes Middle East move with Souq.com buy 29 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

Online retail giant Amazon is making its move on the Middle East with the acquisition of Dubai-based online shopping retailer Souq.com.


MySize app to drive 'off-line' retail sales 16 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Developer of proprietary, smartphone measurement applications MySize Inc. has revealed it is developing a new application, designed to support 'off-line' apparel shopping and boost customer loyalty and retention.


Asics eyes Middle East growth with new Dubai unit 13 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has opened a subsidiary in Dubai as part of plans to grow its business in the Middle East, replicating the brand's success in Europe.


Clothing maker Bagir back in the black 9 Mar 2017

Leonie Barrie

Israel-based tailored clothing maker Bagir Group returned to profit in 2016 after a "turnaround trading performance" that saw it clear all bank debt, reduce its total cost base by around 30% and invest in future growth.

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