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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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Brands need to tackle Turkey factory refugee abuse 19 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Nordic fashion brands including H&M, KappAhl, Lindex are not doing enough to help tackle the abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories, a new report suggests.


Islamic State cotton risk low for European brands 5 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

The risk of Syrian cotton associated with the Islamic State entering the supply chains of European fashion brands is low, new research suggests, but raw material from the country will remain tarnished by its links to terrorist and sectarian groups.


EU eyes deeper trade ties with Turkey 5 Jan 2017

Leonie Barrie

The European Commission (EC) is taking steps to deepen trade ties with Turkey by seeking to modernise and expand the customs union that has been in place for the past 20 years.


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.

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