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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...

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 mulls national strategy to boost textile exports 5 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Egypt is mulling a national strategy for spinning, weaving and ready-made garments in a bid to boost its exports and lower its reliance on imports.


Webinar on duty-free sourcing from Egypt QIZs 4 Oct 2017

Leonie Barrie

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is joining with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry to host a webinar next week covering strategic, duty-free sourcing from Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZs) in Egypt.


New scan-to-fit solution for footwear sizing 3 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Israel-based fashion technology company Invertex has launched a new scan-to-fit solution for footwear sizing to make it easier to shop for shoes in-store and online.


MySize measurement app awarded its first patent 27 Sep 2017

Hannah Abdulla

MySize, whose smartphone based measurement technology helps shoppers choose the right sized clothes, has secured its first patent for its for 'Measurement of a Body Part' app.


Zara, Next, Mango urged to pay Turkish factory wages 26 Sep 2017

Leonie Barrie

Fashion giants Zara, Next and Mango are being urged to reimburse workers for three months of unpaid labour at a supplier factory in Turkey that closed last year.


Egypt garment exports reach $941m in eight months 25 Sep 2017

Michelle Russell

Egypt's garment exports reached US$941m in the first eight months of the year, new figures show, boosted by exports to the United States.

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