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Jordan mulls how to increase local design content

Jordanian garment manufacturers and supporting institutions like the International Labour Organization's Better Work Jordan initiative plan...

Poor purchasing hurts refugee workers in Turkey

Despite efforts by a small but growing group of European fashion brands and retailers to tackle exploitation of Syrian refugees in Turkish g...

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...

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.

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Select fashion owner eyeing Forever 21 Europe operations? 11 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The Turkish owner of the UK's Select value fashion chain is reportedly mulling the acquisition of Forever 21's European operations.

Turkey 9-month garment exports show little change 9 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Turkey's apparel and garment exports have edged up 0.4% for the first nine months of the year to US$13.3bn – but declines were seen in the top three export markets – according to latest figures from the Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB).

Making best use of global agreements in the garment industry 4 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Global framework agreements (GFAs) that put in place the best standards of trade union rights, health, safety and environmental practices, and quality of work principles across a company's global operations should be negotiated with more global garment brands, a meeting has heard.

Europe, Turkey join forces to tackle trade challenges 3 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

European and Turkish entrepreneurs, international experts, designers and policy makers have joined forces to discuss how the textile and clothing industries of both regions can tackle issues such as trade tensions, circularity and the challenges of globalisation.

Swiss-Egypt partnership ramps up to boost clothing exports 25 Sep 2019

Michelle Russell

Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Swiss Confederation have stepped up collaboration to strengthen the competitiveness of Egyptian textile and clothing producers, with the central aim of boosting exports, creating jobs and raising incomes.

Egypt pumps $1.2bn into developing textile sector 17 Sep 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Egypt has announced an EGP21bn (US$1.2bn) investment into developing its textile industry which will include the establishment of what it says is the "world's largest textile factory."

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