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Elizia Volkmann

Articles by Elizia Volkmann

A recent study found Tunisian jeans are the most expensive of 12 outsourcing countriesSustainability underpins Tunisia jeans sourcing success 8 July 2019

Tunisia is underpinning its success as a jeans supplier by promoting its quality specialist production that employs sustainable environmental and social practices.

The new plan aims to increase Tunisia's annual exports of clothing and textile products from EUR2.18bn in 2018 to EUR4bn by 2023Tunisia government-industry pact to push apparel growth 25 March 2019

Tunisia's textile and garment manufacturers hope that the signing of a new public/private partnership pact with the government will enable industry to meet its full potential.

Tunisia garment sector prepares for 7% wage hike 2 January 2019

The Tunisian Textile and Garment Federation (FTTH) has signed final papers agreeing a process of salary increases over the next two years with the country’s National Labour Union (UGTT).

Egypt's RMG exports have fallen from US$1.55bn in 2012 to US$1.35bn in 2015Egypt garment sector eyes ways to boost performance 18 March 2016

International brands and clothing manufacturers met in Cairo this week to discuss how to boost Egypt's overall potential as a production sourcing centre through improved labour efficiency, working conditions and personnel management.

A weakening lira and Russian sanctions are among challenges faced by Turkish manufacturersTurkey textile and clothing makers under pressure 18 December 2015

With diplomatic tensions mounting between Turkey and Russia over the downing of the Russian Su-24 jet fighter plane on 24 November, there are rising concerns that the important Turkish clothing sector could struggle as a result of these geopolitical troubles.

A new Moroccan government plan targets 90,000 new jobs in the sectorSOURCING: Morocco invests in clothing capacity to drive exports 28 May 2015

Although Morocco’s garment manufacturing industry is well established, supplying giants such as Zara-owner Inditex, it is continuing to invest in capacity to compete with Asian rivals and new African competition.

China textile and garment firms eyeing Morocco? 20 April 2015

The Moroccan government is negotiating a strategic industrial partnership with China that could see Chinese investment flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry.

Morocco has established expertise in woollens and denim-weaving SOURCING: Morocco sets out plans to grow fast fashion exports 13 April 2015

The director general of Morocco’s clothing and textile industry association AMITH (Association Marocaine des Industries du Textile et de l’Habillement) has shared with just-style the country’s plans to create a fully-integrated textile and garment industry from spinning to final product within 15 years.

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