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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...

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...

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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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Delta Galil Industries Q4 earnings and sales soar 23 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries saw both sales and earnings increase in its fourth-quarter thanks to the success of a number of growth initiatives.


Mogul develops new nonwoven with fabric drape 17 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Turkey-based non-woven manufacturer Mogul has developed a new fabric for applications including outdoor performance wear, jeans, sports and leisure wear, uniforms and workwear.


Splash to use Dow's anti-odour technology 16 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Splash, the Middle East's largest fashion retailer, is collaborating with Dow Microbial Control to offer advanced odour and freshness protection to a number of its apparel performance products using Dow's Silvadur technology. 


Welspun India inks deal to promote Egyptian cotton 15 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Welspun India, a subsidiary of the company embroiled in controversy last year over the provenance of its cotton, is launching a US$3m initiative with the Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) to promote Egyptian cotton products worldwide.


Tefron names Ben Lieberman as new CEO 3 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Israel-based seamless activewear and intimate apparel specialist Tefron has appointed Terramar Sports chief, Ben Lieberman, to the helm following the departure of  Gil Shimon.


Former Tefron CEO Shimon rejoins Delta Galil 2 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has named former Tefron Ltd CEO, Gil Shimon, as president of its global upper market business segment, responsible for about US$270m and partners with leading global brands.

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