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Surge in Egyptian clothing production and exports

With greater political and economic stability returning to Egypt nearly seven years after the uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubara...

Africa waking up to apparel sourcing opportunities

African governments are waking up to the fact that the continent could be a 'new frontier' for garment sourcing, export associations and man...

Africa apparel eyes growth on rising China costs

African clothing exporting countries are banking on rising costs in China and changing consumption patterns worldwide to attract buyers to t...

Millennials and Gen Z shake up the cotton industry

Changing interests and preferences among younger consumers are placing new demands on the cotton industry. As Millennials and Gen Z become a...

Latest Interviews

Bagir CEO says suit-maker is back on track – Interview 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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Egyptian Cotton rebrands to boost demand 11 Jan 2018

Michelle Russell

The Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) has launched a new brand identity and digital platform in a bid to rid the supply chain of falsely labelled Egyptian Cotton goods and increase consumer demand and retailer confidence in the raw material. 


Bagir sizes up online made-to-measure market 7 Dec 2017

Michelle Russell

Israel-based tailored clothing maker Bagir Group is to produce made-to-measure suits and tailored garments for the online marketplace following the signing of an agreement with body measuring app Sizer.


US and Egypt discuss expanding trade 7 Dec 2017

Michelle Russell

The US has met with officials in Egypt to provide an update on President Donald Trump's administration priorities on trade, including those related to apparel – a dominant import for the US from the country.


Egypt plots US$1bn leather export expansion 30 Nov 2017

Paul Cochrane

As part of a bid to boost Egypt's leather exports by 80% to reach US$1bn by 2020, the government has committed to modernise the sector and develop two dedicated manufacturing hubs – one of which will be geared to export markets.


Egypt's textile exports reach US$673m in 10 months 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Egypt's textile exports reached US$673m in the first ten months of the year, new figures show, with Turkey remaining the top top importer.


Delta Galil optimistic despite Q3 profit drop 8 Nov 2017

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has reaffirmed its full-year guidance and will continue to pursue strategic acquisition opportunities, despite a double-digit drop in profit for the third quarter.

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