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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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Bahrain latest to ratify WTO trade deal 26 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Bahrain has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in a further sign of support for the landmark global deal. 

3D printing adds conductive properties to fabric 20 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

Nano Dimension Technologies, a specialist in 3D printed electronics, has successfully tested 3D printing of conductors on a fabric to create "smart" functional materials.

Skechers signs JV deal for Israel expansion 19 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Skechers USA has signed a joint venture deal for Israel with its current regional distributor, MGS Sport Trading Ltd, in a move designed to aggressively expand the brand in the country. 

Jordan exporters unhappy at EU refugee-linked deal 1 Sep 2016

Paul Cochrane

Jordanian clothing exporters are unhappy that the European Union (EU) has insisted their workforces comprise a minimum 15% of Syrian refugees (rising to 25% in three years’ time) to benefit from special access to EU markets through the generalised scheme of preferences (GSP).

Delta Galil completes VF contemporary brands buy 30 Aug 2016

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has completed its purchase of VF Corp's Contemporary Brands businesses in a deal worth US$120m.

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. 

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