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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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Destination Africa event taps sourcing potential 18 Oct 2016

Leonie Barrie

Another trade show highlighting the potential benefits of Africa as a sourcing destination for apparel and textiles is taking place in November.

Hyosung invests $27m in Turkey spandex production 14 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung is to invest US$27m in its spandex production facilities in Istanbul, Turkey, in a move that will see the company increase its capacity by around 5,000 tons.

Nilit launching new air textured soft nylon yarns 7 Oct 2016

Leonie Barrie

Israel-based nylon yarn specialist Nilit is launching new Air Textured Soft (ATS) nylon yarns for legwear, intimates, activewear, and ready-to-wear apparel.

Jordan garments removed from US forced labour list 4 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Garments made in Jordan have been removed from a list of goods produced using child or forced labour compiled by the US Department of Labor (DOL), after the likelihood of violations was deemed to be "significantly reduced".

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.

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