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Chinese clothiers eye Egypt to avoid Trump tariffs

A free trade zone system in Egypt that links businesses with Israeli suppliers is being targeted by Chinese clothing companies wanting to ac...

US-China trade war may accelerate Africa sourcing

While North Africa accounts for more than US$10bn of the continent's US$13.54bn in clothing and textile exports, the much discussed potentia...

Is US and Turkey cotton trade set to unravel?

A senior figure in the US cotton industry has told just-style of his concern that Turkey's collapsing currency and trade disputes with the U...

Jordan garment sector makes progress on compliance

Working conditions in Jordan’s garment sector are continuing to make "important progress," according to a new report, but a lot remains to b...

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

Turkey sets out US$570m support package for exporters 18 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Turkey's Trade Minister, Rukhsar Pekcan, has outlined a TRY3.1bn (US$570m) package to help the country's exporters grow added-value product sales.

Turkey eyes 10% growth in apparel exports for 2019 10 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Turkey is eyeing a 10% increase in apparel exports for 2019, according to Mustafa Gultepe, the president of the Istanbul Ready-to-Wear and Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB).

Turkey to investigate nylon yarn imports 7 Jan 2019

Leonie Barrie

Turkey has begun a safeguard investigation to determine whether increased imports of nylon yarn or other polyamides are hurting domestic producers.

Steering committee to safeguard Egyptian Cotton brand 2 Jan 2019

Leonie Barrie

The Egyptian government has appointed an official steering committee to safeguard the future of the Egyptian Cotton brand after several setbacks – including a scandal that saw cheap sheets passed off as premium Egyptian cotton products.

EU extends trade scheme for Jordan clothing exports 14 Dec 2018

Leonie Barrie

The EU and Jordan are to extend and widen the trade scheme that makes it easier for Jordanian companies employing Syrian refugees to export products such as clothing to the EU.

Coats invests in digital thread dyeing technology 4 Dec 2018

Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats is investing US$5m in an Israeli based technology start-up that has developed what it describes as a "revolutionary" new digital thread dyeing system.

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