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Egypt slow to get back on track under Vision 2025

Egypt is moving ahead with its Vision 2025 strategy to quadruple garment and textile exports, employ a further 1 million people, and attract...

Egypt set to benefit from Africa free trade treaty

Eventual implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is expected to provide a boost to Egypt's garment indu...

Soaring costs could slow Jordan garment growth

Garment exporters in Jordan may be growing their exports, but high costs could weaken their ability to take advantage of robust growth in ov...

China Belt & Road a double-edged sword for Turkey?

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been touted by Beijing as a 'win-win' for all involved in the sprawling infrastructure project th...

Latest Interviews

Innovation the name of the game for Delta Galil CEO 7 Mar 2018

Joe Charlaff

If there is a quality that gives many Israeli companies an edge internationally, it is innovation. And this trait certainly runs through the work of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, as CEO Isaac Dabah tells just-style in an exclusive interview.

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.

Latest News

My Size update to tackle lingerie fit 22 May 2019

Beth Wright

My Size, whose smartphone-based body measurement technology helps shoppers choose the right sized clothes, has announced an update that will enable consumers to accurately measure their bra and cup size when shopping for undergarments and lingerie. 

Calik Denim commits to UN Global Compact 20 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Turkish denim mill Calik Denim has become the latest signatory to the UN Global Compact to boost its sustainability efforts.

EFI bolsters Turkey presence with digital ink acquisition 8 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

US digital printing specialist Electronics for Imaging (EFII) has acquired BDR Boya Kimya, a Turkish-based manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks.

Chinese textile and garment maker to open Egypt site 3 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese fabric manufacturer Handa Textile Co is planning to open a 250,000 sq metre production facility in Egypt, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), after representatives from the company met with the minister of trade and industry during a visit to China last week. 

Applied DNA brings tech to Egypt cotton supply chain 2 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Egypt has employed Applied DNA's molecular tagging technology in two varieties of cotton which will help ensure product authenticity and provenance.

Turkey PTA plant planned to support textile sector 1 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Construction on a "world-scale" petrochemicals plant in Turkey that will produce purified terephthalic acid (PTA) for the country's growing polyester packaging and textiles industry will reportedly start in 2020.

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