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EU brands support relaxed origin rules for Jordan

Implementing the European Union (EU)-Jordan agreement struck last July to simplify EU rules of origin (RoO) can only be good for European cl...

New Jordan garment sector alliance helps refugees

A new garment sector alliance in Jordan aims to create opportunities for refugees caught up in the Syrian crisis and help their host countri...

Brands take a stance on Syrian refugees in Turkey

Experts have highlighted concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry and are urging the Turkis...

Hard hit Turkish industry is not knocked out

After a number of setbacks last year, including political upheaval, terrorist attacks and an influx of Syrian refugees, textile and clothing...

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Bagir CEO says suit-maker is back on track 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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Delta Galil hails "exceptionally strong" Q2 9 Aug 2017

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries booked what it called an "exceptionally strong performance" in the second quarter as both sales and earnings saw double-digit growth.

Gerber aids first commercially available 3D jacket 31 Jul 2017

Beth Wright

Apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology has partnered with Israeli fashion designer Danit Peleg to launch the first commercially available 3D garment.

Egypt inks EUR1.5m deal to lift cotton added value 20 Jul 2017

Hannah Abdulla

The Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry has agreed a EUR1.5m (US$1.72m) project with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Italian Development Cooperation (AICS) to boost the value of its cotton.

Turkey sock and underwear factory dispute resolved 14 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

A dispute at a sock and underwear factory in Turkey over the firing of union members in response to an organising drive has been resolved thanks to intervention from leading European clothing brands.

Nilit rolls out new nylon brand Sensil 11 Jul 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Manmade yarn manufacturer Nilit has announced the launch of Sensil – its new nylon 6.6 fibre brand for apparel.

Turkish sock and underwear factory in union row 5 Jul 2017

Leonie Barrie

?Beks Sock and Underwear Factory has been criticised for firing union members in response to an organising drive – despite efforts by several leading European clothing brands urging the supplier to respect trade union rights.

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