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Surge in Egyptian clothing production and exports

With greater political and economic stability returning to Egypt nearly seven years after the uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubara...

Africa waking up to apparel sourcing opportunities

African governments are waking up to the fact that the continent could be a 'new frontier' for garment sourcing, export associations and man...

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...

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

Unpaid Turkey garment workers accept partial payment 12 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

Garment workers in Turkey campaigning for the settlement of severance pay from a factory supplying to brands including Zara, Mango and Next, have accepted partial payment.

Turkey garment sector adopts living wage initiative 12 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

Turkey’s textile, garment and leather sector has become the latest to adopt a global initiative aimed at achieving a living wage.

Nike acquires fashion technology firm Invertex 10 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

US sporting goods giant Nike has acquired Israel-based fashion technology company Invertex as it continues to strengthen its digital technology and talent as part of its Consumer Direct Offense strategy.

MySize joins International Apparel Federation 27 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

MySize, whose smartphone based measurement technology helps shoppers choose the right sized clothes, has joined the International Apparel Federation (IAF) as an associate member.

Isko first denim mill to environmentally assess all products 22 Mar 2018

Beth Wright

In a move designed to help boost its understanding of the impacts involved in its supply chain, Turkey-based denim manufacturing giant Isko has worked to obtain Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of all 25,000-plus of its denim products.

Oritain partners with Modern Nile Cotton on traceability 12 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

Supply chain traceability firm Oritain has partnered with Modern Nile Cotton Co to verify the origin of Egyptian cotton and mitigate against risks in the company’s supply chain.

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