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Jordan training scheme bolsters local workers

A training scheme aimed at bolstering the number of Jordanians working in the country’s garment sector has added 350 recruits to clothing ma...

Africa apparel sector steps towards sustainability

African manufacturers are trying to integrate sustainability into their textile and fashion supply chains as retailers demand compliance wit...

African garment makers seek supply chain synergies

African garment and textile manufacturers are trying to create more synergy to better integrate the supply chain within the continent – but...

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...

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 garment suppliers call on brands to "reinforce dialogue" 5 May 2020

Michelle Russell

Turkey’s clothing manufacturers are calling on global brands and retailers to reinforce dialogue with their suppliers over orders to maintain a "healthy and sustainable" supply chain.

Egypt makers take a hit on cancellations and capacity 1 May 2020

Leonie Barrie

Garment factories in Egypt have indicated that order cancellations linked to the global Covid-19 crisis are reaching millions of dollars, and that many manufacturers have been forced to reduce their production capacity as a result.

Brands have "wrecked" Turkey garment making sector 27 Apr 2020

Paul Cochrane

The president of Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association TGSD (Türkiye Giyim Sanayicileri Dernegi) has complained about the treatment his members have experienced at the hands of international brands and retailers during the Covid-19 crisis.

Optitex acquired by FOG Software Group 17 Apr 2020

Beth Wright

Fashion design software developer Optitex has been acquired by FOG Software Group (FOG), a division of Constellation Software for an undisclosed sum. 

Turkey makers advised to halt production until end April 15 Apr 2020

Hannah Abdulla

A textile industry trade body in Turkey is advising its members to halt production until the end of April in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Better Work begins ninth country programme in Egypt 6 Apr 2020

Leonie Barrie

The Better Work initiative has launched its ninth country programme in Egypt, aimed at improving working conditions and boosting business competitiveness in the textile and ready-made garment sector.

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