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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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Delta Galil buys VF Corp premium brands for $120m 30 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries is to acquire VF Corp's Contemporary Brands businesses in a deal worth $120m.


Iran secures major South Korean textile investment 6 Jun 2016

Jens Kastner

South Korean spandex-manufacturer TK Chemical Corp, an affiliate of the SM Group conglomerate, has confirmed to just-style that it will build a 10,000-tonne-a-year spandex plant with an initial investment of KRW80bn (US$69m) in Iran.


Union tackles Hugo Boss CEO over Turkish workers 31 May 2016

Beth Wright

A global union has used the first annual general meeting with Hugo Boss's new chief executive officer Mark Langer to criticise the luxury fashion brand's production conditions in Turkey.


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.

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