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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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Supply chain mapping key to tackling child labour 8 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Confronting child labour in a complex, global garment industry will require brands to commit to a collaborative supply chain mapping process that prioritises trust and transparency, a new research project has found.


Delta Galil reaffirms FY despite Q1 profit decline 17 May 2017

Michelle Russell

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has booked mixed results in its first-quarter as earnings fell and sales grew, but reaffirmed its outlook for the full year.


Schneider steps down as DG Premium Brands CEO 3 May 2017

Beth Wright

Paula Schneider, former CEO of troubled US retailer American Apparel, has stepped down as head of Delta Galil Industries' DG Premium Brands unit after just six months in the role.


New platform provides Turkey supply chain insight 19 Apr 2017

Beth Wright

An anonymous toll-free phone platform, supported by C&A Foundation and designed to expose risks and best practices in the Turkish apparel industry, has received calls from more than one-third of workers involved.


New stretch denim fabric for jeans leggings 31 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Turkish denim mill Calik Denim has revealed an innovative stretch denim fabric incorporating Lycra dualFX technology from fibre producer Invista that offers a new alternative to traditional material for jeans leggings.


Amazon makes Middle East move with Souq.com buy 29 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

Online retail giant Amazon is making its move on the Middle East with the acquisition of Dubai-based online shopping retailer Souq.com.

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