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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...

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...

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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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.


Turkey denim giant Taypa improving sustainable footprint 7 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Tekstil, supplier to brands including Levi's and Calvin Klein, has made progress on a number of environmental initiatives, including lowering its water usage by 50% and its chemical usage by 40%.


Refugee exploitation persists in Turkey supply chains 3 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

The fashion industry needs to do more to prevent the exploitation of Syrian refugees in Turkish supply chains, a new report suggests, with suggested actions including a change in purchasing policies.


Turkey apparel and textile exports near US$30bn 3 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Turkey's textile and apparel exports are approaching US$30bn annually, with the government hoping this will grow to exceed $50bn by 2023.


Turkey denim giant Taypa investing $800m in North Africa 1 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Tekstil, supplier to brands including Levi's and Calvin Klein, is investing US$800m in what it says will be the largest textile facility in Algeria, in a bid to double production capacity in North Africa and diversify its product offering.

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